Editor’s Picks

Editor’s Picks are links to external stories that may be of interest to CARP members, and are chosen by the CARP editorial team.

Apathy and Systemic Abuse of Seniors

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  As a cohesive social unit, our virtue is not measured in our treatment of the most powerful among us. If it is to be found at all, it will reside in our disposition towards those of us who are most vulnerable. We all share in the responsibility to care for those of us who cannot yet care for themselves … Read more

Posted in Editor's Picks, Your Health, Your Rights

New CARP Member Handbook

New CARP Member Handbook

Every member of CARP will receive a personal member handbook, along with their membership cards, 4-6 weeks after their membership application is processed. That membership handbook contains up to date information on CARP’s benefits and the codes needed to activate those discounts and savings. Click here to read the latest CARP Member Handbook (without the codes) and contact our member … Read more

Posted in Editor's Picks, National, Resources

What Members Are Saying

“My husband and I lived and worked in Calgary for over 30 years and became CARP members 15+ years ago.  We have always been impressed with what CARP has to offer including advocacy on behalf of seniors, several benefits such as the Auto & Home Insurance, an excellent magazine – both before and after it became Zoomer, with so many … Read more

Posted in Editor's Picks, Uncategorized

Now was the best time to act on CPP-Enhancement – Political landscape may change by June

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CPP Enhancement is still on the table. That’s the good news. CARP members will be disappointed that the Finance ministers did not agree on increasing the CPP but can take some comfort that they will discuss it further in June. However, likely provincial elections this Spring could shift the political landscape by the time they meet again. This was a … Read more

Posted in Editor's Picks, Top Stories, Your Finances

Emerging Artist… at 87

Katlin Rohan Painting

An Ageless Artist’s story, as told by her daughter, Suzanne Rohn. Katalin Rohn was born in Budapest, Hungary 29th of June/1925 first child of a loving couple Erno a lawyer and Sarolta a school teacher. Four years later came sister, Olga. They were not rich but loved and taught their two daughters the appreciation of art and nature. They had … Read more

Posted in Community, Editor's Picks

Zoomer Week in Review

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Your weekly round-up of all things Zoomer, worldwide, with your host, Libby Znaimer. ZWIR is the only show if it’s kind in Canada and regularly features CARP’s important work.  AM740 is “ZoomerRadio” in the Greater Toronto Area and can be tuned-in, online, anytime, for great music, news and information for Zoomers. August 10th, 2014: It was a horrific tragedy that will … Read more

Posted in CARP in the News, Editor's Picks

Don’t discriminate against aging drivers

Research shows seniors get a bad rap By Tom Carney, North Shore News June 24, 2012 LOOKING to fire up the conversation around the barbecue this summer? Try talking with your friends about senior drivers. Drivers who are 80 and above are the fastest growing segment of the driving population. There are currently approximately three million senior drivers in Canada … Read more

Posted in CARPool, Editor's Picks

Seniors are safe drivers, editorial says

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April 02, 2012 Toronto Star by Moira Welsh Senior drivers are getting a bad rap and are much safer on the road than many experts believe, says a commentary published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The commentary, released Monday, takes aim at “misleading” statements by other experts. The author, Ezra Hauer, said seniors have more fatal and serious injury … Read more

Posted in CARPool, Editor's Picks

Join CARP’s Fight to Protect Seniors

Join CARP

Join for as low as $14.95.  Click here. CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a ‘New Vision of Aging for Canada’ promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. Our mandate is to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age. … Read more

Posted in CARP in the News, Editor's Picks

No Health Accord – now what?

Canadian Healthcare

- CARP proposes an Alternate Vision- Get to Work on Pharmacare, National Home Care and Age-Friendly Health Care Just because the provincial premiers did not get the year long fight they were girding up for doesn’t mean that the health care system will collapse nor that it is fine as it is. The federal government dropped the so-called bombshell just … Read more

Posted in Editor's Picks, Your Health