Tag Archives: Seniors demographic

The Entrepreneurial Senior

Retirement used to be about a time when we look forward to enjoying a more relaxed lifestyle after decades of slogging away in the workforce. It was envisioned by many retirees as a time to enjoy a life of independence, … Continue reading

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Transition from full-time work to retirement

By Francine Van, Guest Contributor How does one transition from working full-time to retirement? This is a question I pondered in the months preceding my own retirement. We feel we are working out of necessity when we are working fulltime … 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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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

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Pension Reform and the Federal Election 2011

On April’s Fools day there was a skit on CBC radio with Mary Walsh (actress, comedian and social activist) as the host who announced the formation of a new political party. Venerable and well-known Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent had the … Continue reading

Posted in Basket of goods, Canada Pension Plan, CPP, Elections Canada, Federal Election 2011, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Gilles Duceppe, GIS, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Jack Layton, Michael Ignatieff, OAS, Old Age Security, Pension Reform, Seniors demographic, Stephen Harper | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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