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Susan with PEI’s Premier Robert Ghiz, host of 2014 Council of the Federation meetings, and Frank Swedlove, President of Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association
CARP recently visited Charlottetown, PEI to raise seniors health care as a priority in parallel to the Premiers’...
Canadian Healthcare
On August 26th, 2014, The Globe and Mail published an article on the latest Nanos Research survey that said a vast...
The zocalo in cuernavaca
By A. Boomer A. Boomer is a CARP member who shares his experiences growing up middle aged, every two weeks in the CARP...
DEMENTIA
Editor’s Note: Following a tragic hit and run accident that took place Wednesday August 6th in the evening, CBC news...

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Key Findings Two thirds of members live in cities and virtually all agree these cities (and towns) should have recall power over mayors and councilors. Most see this recall power being exercised by a simple majority of council.... read more »
pharmaceuticals
  Key Findings for September 19, 2014: The vast majority of members have drug plans, mostly private sector, and the vast majority of plans have co-pays, usually 20%. Most agree Canada should not sign CETA if it imposes higher... read more »
By A. Boomer A. Boomer is a CARP member who shares his experiences growing up middle aged, every two weeks in the CARP ActionOnline newsletter. He is back by popular demand with his new blog, The Middle Aged Guide to Growing Up, after... read more »
8-80rule4
Imagine… if everything we did in our cities was great for 8 year olds and 80 year olds; we would have good communities for all, 0 – 100. We need to stop building cities as if everyone was 30 year old and athletic and build them for... read more »
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On Wednesday October 1st at 10:00 am at City Hall at 1100 Patricia Blvd in Prince George, BC we will be hanging our flag in honor of National Seniors Day. Major Green will be joining our celebration.  We hope to see you there (1100... read more »
Rona Ambrose
CARP was invited by Minister Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, to attend the Global Dementia Legacy Event, “Global Action Against Dementia”, that was co-hosted by Canada and France on September 11-12, 2014. The event brought... read more »
Motor Maids
This time I will depart from my regular way of telling stories on chronic pain matters, to pay tribute to a special woman with a remarkable life, though I will still bridge the subject of chronic pain in seniors. I use excerpts from her... read more »
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    Media Advisory Toronto, ON: September 16, 2014   Join us: DATE: September 26, 2014 TIME: 10am – 12noon. Media Arrival time is 9:45 am PLACE: The ZoomerPlex, 70 Jefferson Avenue in Liberty Village Open... read more »
Renate Crizzle, our Board member in charge of advocacy, has attended a Hospital Parking Fee Consultation Meeting with the Ministry of Health Long Term Care. The meeting was concerned with the setting of reasonable parking fees in Ontario... read more »
CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) has a number of online products that may be useful and relevant to members of CARP. They are intended to assist people with their tax obligations and help answer the questions they may have. On the CRA website... read more »
by Renate Crizzle Some seniors are complaining about having to withdraw a mandatory amount from their RRIF’s after reaching the age of 71, or until their spouse reaches 71, if the spouse is younger. The concern is that this will cause... read more »
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