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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]

New Seniors’ Home Aims to Score Music Students

Thursday Aug 24th, 2017

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It may not be Animal House, but it is free room and board and a chance to enrich the lives of seniors with music. In a first for Canada, a new London seniors’ home opening this October is recruiting three Western University music students as live-in minstrels to entertain and engage with the residents. Oakcrossing will open this October near Sarnia and Wonderland roads with 98 suites for active seniors and three for students. In exchange for a free suite and meals, the students... [read more]

HOW TO BECOME A HUMANITARIAN AFTER RETIREMENT

Friday Oct 27th, 2017

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When Nancy Semkin began planning her early retirement from the corporate sector in 2009, she knew the next phase of her life was going to look markedly different. Semkin, who lives in Toronto, had enjoyed a long, fulfilling career as a director of leadership development in human resources at RBC. "I have no regrets," says Semkin. "But there was a further need I knew was not being met." For years, Semkin had pictured herself immersed in humanitarian work. With family... [read more]

New Action Plan for Seniors in Ontario

Wednesday Nov 15th, 2017

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New Action Plan Provides More Fairness for Seniors and Enhances Support Across the Province Every person in Ontario should benefit from the opportunities the province has to offer, no matter their age. That’s why the province is acting to make sure that all seniors can access the support they need at every stage of their life. Premier Kathleen Wynne was at Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre in Hamilton today to announce Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan... [read more]

211 Ontario Helps Seniors Find Support ... Call Our Helpline Today

Friday Jan 26th, 2018

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The 211 helpline in Ontario answered more than 325,000 calls last year. One third of those calls were for basic needs like housing, food, financial assistance and help with utility bills. As well, many calls were from seniors and caregivers wanting to discover what practical help from community and social services was available, how to access it, and if financial help exists for life’s challenges. Calling 2-1-1 is one of the best ways to learn about community... [read more]

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