Category Archives: Health Care

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

Posted in 2013 Canadian Action Plan, Annual Medical Checkup, Canada Medicare, Caregivers, Economy, Health Care, Health Care Costs, Long Term Care, Pensioners health care | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Deferred Pension Benefits – Who Really Benefits?

The changes to pension benefits proposed  by the Harper government have left many of us with a troubling  question – “Who really benefits from these changes?” According to the proposed legislation, the purpose of these changes is to put OAS … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Census, Baby boomers, Canada Health Care, CPP, Demographics, Economy, GIS, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Health Care, OAS, Old Age Security, Pension Reform, Pensioners health care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Pension Benefits and Increasing Seniors Demographic

An increasing number of Canadians  are becoming concerned about their CPP benefits in light of the global economic turmoil. Among the greatest concerns are the prospect of a double dip recession, increased fiscal constraints, and a shrinking labour force of … Continue reading

Posted in Canada Pension Plan, CPP, Economy, Elders, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Health Care, Pension Reform, Pensions, Pooled pensions, Recession, Retirement, Seniors demographic, Seniors tsunami | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Art Therapy for seniors

Art is a powerful and effective form of communication that stimulates thoughts and emotions in the artist and also those viewing art works. It has proven to have tremendous benefits and has increasingly become a therapeutic method for enhancing health … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer, Art Therapy, Dementia, Elder Care, Elders art therapy, Golden Years, Health Care, Long Term Care, Occupational therapy, Pensioners, Quality of life, Retirement hobbies, Seniors art therapy, Seniors demographic, Seniors' health, Social isolation | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Enjoying Golden Years … is it a Myth?

Seniors across Canada are facing many challenges in their ‘golden years’ mainly related to their inadequate pension incomes. These challenges are slowly gaining momentum not only due to the economic crisis but also because of the rapidly growing seniors population. … Continue reading

Posted in Baby boomers, Canada Pension Plan, Cost of Living, Elder Care, Golden Years, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Health Care, Indexing pensions, Inflation, Long Term Care, Old Age Security, Pension Reform, Pensioners, Seniors demographic, Seniors fixed income | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments