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The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Bush League

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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 completing his previous blog, the Caregiver’s Diary, which concluded upon the death of the parents for whom … Read more

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New Report: Canadian anti-fraud measures too fragmented

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A new report released by the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights, or FAIR, outlined a series of recommendations to remedy the current issues with the Canadian system put in place to prevent investor fraud. To read the 56-page report please click here. The report says that Canada lacks a formal strategy to adequately protect the public against investment … Read more

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CARP in Ottawa, Advocating for Seniors Care

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CMA General Council – Physicians’ Changing Views on End-of-Life Care CARP attended the Canadian Medical Association’s annual General Council meeting in Ottawa that gathered physicians from across the country on August 17th-18th. End-of-life care was one the featured topics at the General Council, providing an in-depth discussion that revealed the changing perspectives of physicians across Canada. Although the CMA’s policy … Read more

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Celebrate Seniors Day with your local CARP Chapter!!! Zoomin’ Along!

Celebrate Seniors Day with your local CARP Chapter!!!  Zoomin’ Along!

Celebrate Seniors Day with your local CARP Chapter!!! CARP Greater Bay of Quinte Area Chapter #39 invites all members and non-members to this informative event….  We will be raising our CARP Chapter’s #39 flag at 9:30 am at the Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club And then ……………. “ZOOMIN‘ Along“ Wednesday, Oct.1, 2014 from 9:30am-2:00pm at the Bay of Quinte … Read more

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CARP Premiers Conference Poll Report

CARP Premiers Conference Poll Report

  Key Findings August 12, 2014:  CARP members think the most useful outcome of the upcoming First Ministers conference in PEI would be the kind of national standards for health care previously imposed by the national Health Care Accord, coupled with a comprehensive national seniors health care strategy that includes dementia care, home care and end-of-life issues. CARP members see … Read more

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Budget 2015: Recommendations to the Department of Finance

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Inadequate retirement savings, precarious late-career employment, and poor investor protection combine to make it difficult for many Canadians to achieve and sustain retirement income security.   Nearly 6 percent of seniors still live in poverty, amounting to almost 300,000 people.[i]   One in six single seniors, most of whom are women, lives in poverty. Twelve million working Canadians do not have workplace … Read more

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British Columbians expect to live longer than other Canadians, and to spend more on health care: poll

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Editor’s Note: On July 29th, 2014 the Vancover Observer published an article that says that British Columbians are expected to live longer than other Canadians but that they are also expected to spend more on their healthcare.  Canadians expect to spend $5,391 in out-of-pocket medical expenses every year after the age of 65, according to the BMO report. In B.C., … Read more

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Ontario Budget – Additional Pension Reform Proposals

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  In addition to the ORPP we discussed in a previous article, the Ontario Budget also contained some other pension initiatives. The Government announced it was planning an Ontario Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP), intended to be launched with draft legislation in fall 2014. This initiative would include voluntary participation and contribution by employers and automatic enrolment of employees when … Read more

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The Middle Aged Guide to Growing Up: The Eye of the Needle

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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 completing his previous blog, the Caregiver’s Diary, which concluded upon the death of the parents for whom … Read more

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Retirees keeping one foot in the work force

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CARP VP of Advocacy Susan Eng was interviewed for a Globe and Mail story that was published July 24th, 2014. The story examines the benefits of a trend that is sharply increasing; working part-time after retirement/going back to work. According to the Chamber of Commerce, 37 per cent of people older than 55 participated in the labour force in 2013, … Read more

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