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  • 11-07-2017 For older Canadians, words matter

    Wanda Morris - National Post

    There’s a lack of words to describe the stages of later life. And the words we have often less describe what we are to focus instead on what we’ve given up or lost. As a result, there’s only one category for all those 65 and over, although the over-65s are far from homogeneous. Read more 

  • 04-07-2017 We are failing our elderly patients

    André Picard - The Globe and Mail

    Now that Elizabeth Wettlaufer is behind bars for killing eight nursing-home residents, the important work of determining how frail, elderly, vulnerable patients such as those can be better protected and cared for, must begin. Read more

  • 29-06-2017 No limit to lifespan, McGill biologists say

    Sharon Kirkey - The National Post

    Two McGill experimental biologists don’t agree with Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers who think that the biological limit to human lifespan is peaking at around 115. The two Canadian biologists argue that there’s no evidence the maximum human lifespan has reached a plateau. Read more

  • 19-06-2017 Losing weight, increasing fitness in old age

    Christopher Labos - The Montreal Gazette

    What’s the best way to lose weight in old age? A global exercise strategy based on eating less and moving more. A program of cardio and light weights is particularly in order for improving overall conditioning and health. Read more

  • 14-06-2017 Fighting ageism to unlock seniors' potential in your business

    Thomas Wellner - The Globe and mail

    It’s surprising that business leaders don’t see the increase of older adults for what it is: a transformative opportunity. Indeed, they represent a growing and diverse market as well as an experienced talent pool. Read more

  • 13-06-2017 Review: ‘If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast’ Finds Vigor After 90

    NEIL GENZLINGER - The New York Times

    What if being sharp, vigorous and engaged at 90 and above was possible? In fact, it is, as the HBO documentary ‘If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast’ shows. The film, in which Carl Reiner acts as host, reveals secrets for staying energetic and frustrations of living in a society that tends to marginalize this age bracket. Read more

  • 09-06-2017 Without your voices, the quality of life of seniors will be seriously threatened

    Source : Réseau FADOQ

    The government never responded to the Réseau FADOQ’s repeated demands for a comprehensive aging policy accompanied by genuine public consultations.

    Yet, it is crucially important to discuss the issues surrounding population aging, a phenomenon growing more rapidly in Québec than in most other countries. If the government continues to work in isolation, we will arrive at an impasse and seniors’ quality of life will suffer. This why the Réseau FADOQ has joined many other organizations in demanding a summit meeting on the living conditions of seniors in Québec.

    Your support can make ALL the difference. I urge you to sign the petition on this issue today at the National Assembly’s website:

    www.assnat.qc.ca/en/exprimez-votre-opinion/petition

  • 30-05-2017 It’s wrong to see older Canadians as a drain on the system

    Wanda Morris, Postmedia News

    No matter what they do, if they continue to work after 65 or if they retire, if they’re in good health or if they are infirm, it seems seniors are an open target. Many analysts forget important facts, like for instance that seniors continue to pay income tax on their earnings, including any government transfers they receive.
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  • 26-05-2017 Confronting the ‘wonderful’ problem of the too-large RRSP

    Jonathan Chevreau, Financial Post

    Are you in the Retirement Risk Zone Years ? Those are typically the 60s, when you’re in your «work optional» stage of life and the financial choices you make can be critical and often irrevocable. Learn more.

  • 19-05-2017 Why you may need or want to set up a trust in your estate

    Brenda Bouw, The Globe and Mail

    Demand for trusts are on the rise because they give high-networth parents control over who gets their assets, how much and when. This way, they can see their adult children benefit from the money, but in a "controlled environment". Read more

  • 10-05-2017 A gift from boomers to their adult children

    Rob Carrick - The Globe and Mail

    What’s the best way to help your adult children financially? Save enough money so that they don’t have to support you. A report of CIBC Economics found that almost 2 million Canadians already incur expenses close to 3,300$ a year while looking after their parents. That doesn’t include wages lost by taking time of work. Lire la suite 

  • 05-05-2017 As lifespans increase, we need to learn self-sufficiency

    Sandra Martin - The Globe and Mail

  • 27-04-2017 Boomers not having `the talk' on elder care

    Garry Marr - The Financial Post

    Boomers should talk with their children about how they want to be taken care of when they get older, to ensure everyone feels well-prepared for the years ahead. However, a new CIBC poll reveals that almost a quarter of all baby-boomers simply refuse to plan ahead or talk about aging issues. Read more

  • 21-04-2017 Frail nursing home residents paying price for poor planning, outraged families say

    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.