Author Archives: Golden Wave Movement Canada

About Golden Wave Movement Canada

The Golden Wave Movement is a made up of engaged individuals who have serious concerns about the increasing challenges retirees surviving on modest pension incomes face nowadays. While our main purpose is to raise awareness of the financial difficulties faced by this vulnerable group of citizens, we also intend to raise awareness regarding challenges related to their physical, emotional and psychological well-being.

The Practice of Using Volunteer Workers

By Francine Van, Guest Contributor I took note of the definition of ‘workers’ vs. the definition of ‘volunteers’ in the dictionary.  While a worker is one who works for another for wages or a salary, a volunteer is someone who … Continue reading

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Retirement or Restart

Retirement can be an opportunity for rebirth – a time to set in motion a new chapter in life. It would even be regarded as an opportunity for a career restart. Continue reading

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Love Giver

By Francine Van, Guest Contributor “Well te rusten,” was our nightly gesture, a Dutch phrase translating to “rest well,” and the only ritual practiced daily that brought peace to my inner world. Two years, two people, and two very different … Continue reading

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Time Passing By

By Francine Van, Guest Contributor Two years have passed since my last blog at this site. I reflect and remember my exploration of my inner desires to find my creative purpose in this world with retirement fresh. I have made several … Continue reading

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Inadequate Standards For Elder Care Facilities

More and more serious concerns are being raised about the standard of care provided by many elder care facilities. Concerns range from overcrowding, insufficient staff, untrained staff, staff abuse and to dangerous and sometimes deadly confrontations that occur between residents … Continue reading

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New Realities of Seniors Health Care

For decades we have been led to believe that Canada’s health care system was designed to guarantee availability of universal health care to all citizens, irrespective of economic status. Since the implementation of universal health care, the overall population has … Continue reading

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