Category Archives: Pensioners

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

How To Find Passion In Retirement

 Special contribution by Françoise Duranleau Nearly seven years ago I retired at age 60. I always enjoyed teaching. However dealing with the administrators had become unbearable because of recent changes in the school board and an all-female administration. I stopped teaching … Continue reading

Posted in Baby boomers, Elder population, Glauberite, Hobbies, Mineralogy, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Pensioners, Retirement, Retirement hobbies, Retirement planning, Seniors demographic, Seniors' health, Tourmaline | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

PENSION INDEXATION – is the current method adequate?

By Goudu Kassa, Guest Contributor “A Dollar Today is Worth More Than a Dollar Tomorrow”… how many times have we heard this expression? From the perspective of today’s pensioners this expression has taken on a greater sense of urgency. Pensioners … Continue reading

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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