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  • 21-04-2017

    AARON DERFEL, MONTREAL GAZETTE

    It’s no small matter for elders suffering from limited mobility and varying degrees of dementia, to be relocated for 18 months from a nursing home to semi-private chambers in the Jewish General Hospital. The families of the 70 long-care residents worry their health might suffer from this poor planning.
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  • 13-04-2017 Is borrowing to invest in real estate a better way to fund your retirement? This author says yes

    Jonathan Chevreau - The National Post

    What if borrowing to invest in real estate was the way? Calum Ross, author of The Real Estate Retirement Plan (Dundurn), calls for "reconceptualizing retirement", an interesting concept that shakes the foundations of old-time pension plan. Read more. 

  • 07-04-2017 Quebec government proposes compulsory denunciation of abuse in CHSLDs

    Caroline Plante, The Canadian Press

    Former Minister of Seniors Marguerite Blais blasts 'halfway' plan on reporting long-term care abuses. She is not satisfied with the proposed amendment to Bill 115, which would require the reporting of abuse, because there would be not sanctions for witnesses of abuse in case of not reporting it. Read more

  • 27-03-2017 How to adapt to ageing societies

    Clare Naden - www.iso.org

    More and more, governments are taking advantage of longevity to imagine social infrastructure differently. Standardization is one of the answers to this challenge, because it helps to support the adaptation of goods, services and environments to the needs of ageing populations. Read more

  • 18-03-2017 When the paycheques stop is when the anxiety hits: Don’t let the fear of spending ruin your retirement

    Ted Rechtshaffen - The Financial Post

    The fear of spending seems to hit a large percentage of retirees. If it’s ok to be more careful with your spending when the paycheques stop, it’s sad when people live a lower standard of living that they could and don’t help others as much as they would like to, because of fear instead of facts. Read more

  • 12-03-2017 Fitness: Exercise is the key to successful aging

    JILL BARKER - SPECIAL TO MONTREAL GAZETTE

    What’s the best way to preserve vitality, to maintain physical strength and to reduce the risk of many age-related diseases? Exercise. And masters athletes are the best examples of the power of exercise against the physical effects of aging. Read more

  • 06-03-2017 When a Partner Dies, Grieving the Loss of Sex

    JANE E. BRODY - The New York Times

    Even though no one talks about it, “sexual bereavement“, a grief associated with losing sexual intimacy with a long-term partner, really exists amongst older persons who outlive their sexual partners. Read more

  • 02-03-2017 New website aims to educate seniors on avoiding online fraud

    CBC News

    A new website, www.protectseniorsonline.ca, is dedicated to help seniors to learn about staying safe online. It was created in response to high rates of Canadian seniors falling victims to online scams. Read more

  • 01-03-2017 Case renews questions about medical aid in dying

    Aaron Derfel, Montreal Gazette

    Should Quebec’s law on medical assistance in dying go one step forward and include the possibility for persons who know that they will become incapacitated or unable to consent, to ask in advance for medical assistance in dying ? The question is raised, especially for those who might be suffering from dementia. Lire la suite

  • 16-02-2017 Calling all grandparents: RESPs are for you, too

    ANNA SHARRATT - The Globe and Mail

    A growing number of grandparents are setting up RESPs for their grandchildren. Why ? Because it’s a good financial move to take money that’s getting taxed for the 60-yeat-old and to put into an account that’s tax-sheltered and for which the government is giving an immediate 20-per-cent return on investment. Read more

  • 07-02-2017 Encourage seniors to delay retirement, growth council tells Morneau

    Bill Curry, Sean Silcoff - The Globe and Mail

    Even though Finance Minister Bill Morneau has reversed Harper’s plans to raise the eligibility age of Old Age Security Pension from 65 to 67, he’s open to a panel recommendation to encourage seniors to delay retirement. Read more

  • 07-02-2017 Encourage seniors to delay retirement, growth council tells Morneau

    Bill Curry, Sean Silcoff - The Globe and Mail

    Even though Finance Minister Bill Morneau has reversed Harper’s plans to raise the eligibility age of Old Age Security Pension from 65 to 67, he’s open to a panel recommendation to encourage seniors to delay retirement. Read more

  • 31-01-2017 The self-employed’s inspiring vision of retirement, if only they'd saved for it

    Global

    Most self-employed plan on fully retiring at an older age and have a flexible vision on retirement. On the other hand, they face unique challenges in terms of saving and many of them are not taking the right steps to prepare for their retirement. Read more

  • 26-01-2017 Family MDs say deal on fees will ding patients

    CHARLIE FIDELMAN - The Montreal Gazette

    Good news : Quebec’s family physicians have reached a partial agreement with the Quebec’s government on remuneration of banned medical fees. Bad news : until discussions are over, patients’ lives will be more complicated since they will have fewer choices for certain health services. Read more

  • 26-01-2017 Unprecedented, “contemptuous” remarks from the Minister Barrette

    Source : Réseau FADOQ

    To justify the major slippage we are witnessing in regard to the abolition of accessory fees, Minister Gaétan Barrette made indecent remarks and insulted Québec patients, according to lawyer, Jean-Pierre Ménard, Ad. E., and Réseau FADOQ Director General, Danis Prud'homme.
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