Category Archives: Golden wave

OAS Benefit – Are pensioners better off with indexation or tax reduction?

The most recent quarterly revision of OAS and GIS benefits means that pensioners will receive an increase of 0.3 percent per month this quarter. According to the HRSDC publication Just the Facts – Pensions, Benefits and Seniors: Old Age Security benefits, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Affordable Housing For Pensioners

While the seniors population is increasing steadily the supply of affordable seniors housing remains virtually unchanged. For many seniors on fixed

Posted in Baby boomers, Cost of Living, Elders, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Golden wave, Pension Reform, Pensioners, Seniors demographic, Seniors fixed income, Seniors rent-geared-to-income, Seniors social housing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Assisted Living for the Elderly

For many of us, if we live long enough, there comes a time when we need some kind of ‘assisted living’ accommodation and care. While there are a variety of services available for seniors, there are many people who do … Continue reading

Posted in Baby boomers, Canada Health Care, Caregivers, Elder Care, Elder population, Elders, Golden wave, Long Term Care, Quality of life, Seniors demographic, Seniors' health, Statistics Canada | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments