Tag Archives: Ageing population

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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The Stinky Side of 50!

Special contribution by Francine Van The details we were never told, and now I know why………. We join the golden movement with hope and optimism of new futures to come.  We believe there will be less worries, more freedom, obligations … Continue reading

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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

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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