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Caring For An Elderly Relative While Working

Friday Oct 19th, 2018

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Caring for an elderly relative can be challenging when you’re committed to your career. Many people leave their jobs to care for parents, but that isn’t your only option. Consider these strategies for keeping your job—and your sanity: ¨ Look into workplace regulations for taking time off to care for relatives. ¨ Flex your work schedule. You may be able to telecommute, work part-time, or take on a flexible schedule. Talk to your manager. If you’re... [read more]

Solo Senior Travel: 3 Ways to Vacation for Independent Adventurers

Friday Feb 22nd, 2019

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The idea of travelling alone can be intimidating for many people. When considering things like eating meals, staying in hotels, and going on tours, some may feel insecure about partaking in these activities independently. But seniors are the perfect demographic to capitalize on independent travel – with retirement and the ability to travel during off-season, baby boomers are ideal candidates for solo adventures. Whether you’re hoping to tackle some bucket-list travel, or... [read more]

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 2019

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Summer tends to bring with it a sense of excitement and a desire to get outside and be active. That’s great, but for seniors who have a higher sensitivity to heat, a little more caution needs to be exercised when it comes to making plans in the sun. As long as you’re careful and stick to a few main safety tips, you can enjoy most of the summer activities you can imagine. Here are 7 summer safety tips for older adults: 1. Stay hydrated. The standard suggestion is to aim to... [read more]

Why Estate Planning is so Important as a Senior

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 2019

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As you get older, you run the risk of being unable to make your wishes clear when it comes to your estate planning. Many people procrastinate because they don’t know where to start on the process. You may even be afraid that if you sign a power of attorney form over to a child, you may end up stuck in a nursing home. These are all valid concerns. This fear can be mitigated by meeting with an estate planner, and putting your wishes down on paper. Build in a contingency plan for how you... [read more]

Toronto’s Seniors are now more financially secure than young adults. What Changed?

Monday May 6th, 2019

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Working life wasn’t always easy for Geraldine Pennie and her husband. Work as a tool and die maker was well paying, but intermittent, for her husband, Doug. For Pennie, there was a series of contracts in social welfare, including running subisidized housing. Neither spouse was in a job that had a private pension. Still, they were delighted to discover they could easily afford to buy a home, take summer camping trips with their son and daughter, and even enjoy the odd vacation in... [read more]

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