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Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party, headlined at CARP’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto on October 24,...
caregiver
Access to home care support is a national issue with different provincial solutions seeking to allow more people in...

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CARP Flag Higgins
JOIN  US WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 as we celebrate National Seniors Day by raising CARP Edmonton's  flag  at Edmonton City Hall. Ceremony will take place 12:00 to 12:30PM, at the Community Flag Pole SW Corner, 1 Sir Winston Churchill... read more »
Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party, headlined at CARP's Annual General Meeting in Toronto on October 24, 2014 and hosted a town hall with the leadership of 53 CARP chapters from across the country. Mr. Trudeau announced his... read more »
pensionspiggy
Editor's Note: The following article provides a great overview of the issues surrounding public sector pensions.  Critics say public sector pension plans are unaffordable and unfair and should be wound up. But would it really be cheaper... read more »
  Statistics clearly show that Canadians are living longer. While a long life can be a good thing, longevity also brings with it some unique financial challenges on both a micro and macro level. A recent study on longevity by... read more »
Post Office
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is launching a constitutional challenge of Canada Post’s plan to axe door-to-door home mail delivery. The union representing postal workers is launching a constitutional challenge against Canada... read more »
old hands
Editor's Note:  This author was a guest panelist on CARP's  medically assisted dying panel which will be televised Monday October 20th, 2014.  For more information about the CARP panel, click here.  This article was published by the... read more »
overmedicated pharma
By Cara Tannenbaum, M.D. Geriatrician and Pharmacy Chair in Health and Aging, Université de Montréal. Are you worried about the side effects of the medication you are taking? According to a report released by the Canadian... read more »
caregiver
Access to home care support is a national issue with different provincial solutions seeking to allow more people in need of care to access support services in the comfort of their homes. Newfoundland and Labrador Paid Family Caregiving... read more »
proposal on the beach
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,... read more »
Key Findings October 17, 2014: The vast majority of CARP members approve of legalizing assisted dying, and they have for years, no matter how the question is asked. Agreement is increasing in recent years, as well. Two thirds of... read more »
The following email was sent to all the Municipal Candidates in Lanark County for which we could find email addresses: Towards an Age-friendly Lanark County The Canadian Association of Retired Persons, Lanark County Chapter 55 is... read more »
supreme court
The Globe and Mail has published the following article on the state of right to die legislation in Canada as it stands on the eve of the Supreme Court hearing that will be held on October 15th, 2014.  The article provides a detailed... read more »
CARP-Cake-CHristy Clarke-Flag Raising
Happy National Seniors Day! On October 1st 2014, CARP Chapters across the country raised CARP flags at their city halls and in their communities to celebrate National Seniors Day. Many chapters invited their local elected leaders and... read more »
FORUM-PIC 4
  CARP held an adult conversation on medically assisted dying on September 26, 2014. It was filmed as a special episode for The Zoomer, which will be aired on Vision TV on October 20, 2014. The conversation called for Canadians and... read more »
The consensus supporting universal pharmacare has expanded, yet government action has been minimal in addressing the increasing costs and uneven access to drugs. Unlike most countries with universal healthcare, drugs in Canada are... 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 »
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