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In an Aging Canada, Women Need to Save More than Men – even if they make less

Wednesday Jan 1st, 2020

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Canadians aged 65 and older outnumbered children under 14 for the first time in census history, Statistics Canada revealed today. And the majority of seniors are women. Among those aged 85 to 99, there were just 54 men for every 100 women in 2016, data show. Those numbers have big implications for how women should handle their personal finances. While Canadians of any gender are facing the prospect of living longer after their working years, for women the post-retirement... [read more]

What Makes Seniors Feel in Control?

Thursday Jun 27th, 2019

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"We found that sleep, mood, and stress are all important factors in determining a sense of control, and in whether older adults feel they can do the things they want to do," said study co-author Shevaun Neupert. She is a professor of psychology at North Carolina State University. "This finding is important because when older adults begin to lose their sense of autonomy, it can lead to changes in behavior that adversely affect their health and well-being," Neupert... [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]

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]

An Aspirin A Day?

Friday Sep 28th, 2018

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Unless you’ve already suffered a heart attack or stroke, daily Aspirin therapy may actually do more harm than good, suggests results from a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. American and Australian researchers followed a total of 19,000 people over the age of 70 — and over 65 in the case of patients who were black or Hispanic for whom risk of heart disease is higher in the U.S. After five years of study, the rate of heart disease was not... [read more]

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