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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]

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]

Power of Attorney and Will Tips for Canadian Snowbirds

Wednesday Aug 14th, 2019

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Wills and powers of attorneys aren’t just for the wealthy - they are essential legal documents everyone should have, as they dictate how you or your assets are to be cared for or dealt with in the event you pass away or become incapacitated. A properly drafted and executed will (or wills) ensures that your assets are distributed, and your minor children are taken care of, according to your wishes in the event of your death.  Powers of attorney are equally important documents that... [read more]

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