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.

Embracing All Seasons of Life

by Francine Van, Guest Contributor I arrived at this moment with age but know the feeling of loss of myself. It happens. The crucial question is how to preserve it and thrive. Aging brings forward the essence of life. Defining … Continue reading

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West Coast Wonder, a bucket list item

By Francine Van, guest contributor The cab arrived in the darkness at three in the morning. I was off. Zone six was never called. Forty minutes waiting to board I quietly checked into the gate with the few remaining passengers. … Continue reading

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Bussing Along the Atlantic …A Bucket List Item

By Francine Van, Guest Contributor What had I been thinking, I mused in the travel queue waiting to board. The noise level heightened with my anxiety listening to the excited chatter around me. Fourteen days with these strangers jarred my … Continue reading

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Walking into Age …Have you Loved Enough?

By Francine Van, Guest Contributor I live a simple life, my place has basic needs without the richness of excess, although for me, it houses so many life treasures both lived and unlived.  I feel the gratitude of pure luck … Continue reading

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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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