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An Adult Conversation on Medically Assisted Dying: Episode Available Online

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2014 An Adult Conversation on Medically Assisted Dying aired on Vision TV Monday, October 20 at 9pm ET, available to watch online. Click here to view the episode. “An Adult Conversation on Medically Assisted Dying” Canada’s right-to-die movement turned a major corner this year when Quebec passed a law permitting physician-assisted death for some terminally … Read more

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Trudeau to headline CARP AGM October 24; expect to announce position on pensions

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MEDIA ADVISORY October 19, 2014 Trudeau to headline CARP AGM October 24; expect to announce position on pensions Toronto, ON: CARP will welcome federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to its Annual General Meeting and Chapter Congress in Toronto. Mr. Trudeau will host a Town Hall with the leadership of 53 CARP chapters from across the country. OPEN TO THE MEDIA. … Read more

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Medically Assisted Dying: An Adult Conversation on on Vision TV Monday, October 20 at 9 pm ET

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2014 An Adult Conversation on Medically Assisted Dying on Vision TV Monday, October 20 at 9pm ET Toronto, ON: VisionTV & CARP present a special episode of the Zoomer Monday, October 20 at 9pm ET “An Adult Conversation on Medically Assisted Dying” Canada’s right-to-die movement turned a major corner this year when Quebec passed a … Read more

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CARP flags raised across Canada on National Seniors Day

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2014 CARP chapters from coast to coast will be joined by local politicians and dignitaries on October 1st to celebrate National Seniors Day by raising CARP flags at city halls and in their local communities. CARP flags will be raised not only to celebrate the contributions of seniors to better their communities, families, and workplaces, but … Read more

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Act on dementia: Open Letter to Health Ministers, Paradigm Shift needed: CARP Policy Paper released

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 29, 2014 Toronto, ON: As the federal and provincial Health Ministers meet in Banff this week, CARP released an open letter calling on Ministers of Health to take action on dementia to help Canadians live a good quality of life with dementia. CARP also released its policy position paper that calls for a paradigm shift in … Read more

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An Adult Conversation on Medically Assisted Dying, September 26

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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 to the public: RSVP by Sept 23 to rsvp@zoomermedia.ca – space is limited Media availability following Forum Hear from those at the front lines … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Press Releases

It’s time to make seniors care a national priority: CARP and CMA to host parallel roundtable at Premier’s meeting in Charlottetown

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      For Immediate Release Ottawa, Toronto (Aug. 25, 2014) – The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) will co-host a seniors care roundtable on Aug. 28 in Charlottetown as a parallel event to the Council of Federation meeting. Ministers, MPs and the Mayor of Charlottetown have been invited to the roundtable and … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Press Releases, Uncategorized

CARP Pre-budget submission

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      “Fight Seniors’ Poverty, Eliminate RRIFs, Jobs for Older Workers and Better Pensions in Federal Budget” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2014 Toronto, ON: In its pre-budget submission filed today, CARP calls on the federal government to fight seniors’ poverty with increased income supports, relaxed GIS rules and specific measures to counteract the OAS changes for the most … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, National, Press Releases

CARP LGBT/RRIF Poll Report

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Key Findings – LGBT Seniors July 14, 2014: CARP members identify as LGBT at the same rate as the general populace 65 years and older, and are just as likely to know someone who is gay, but they are about half as likely to have a gay family member. On the other hand, they are more likely than the general … Read more

Posted in 2013 CARP Poll Reports, Your Finances, Your Health, Your Rights

CARP Age Friendly Cities Poll Report

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Key Findings – Age-Friendly Environments June 27, 2014: The plurality of CARP members live in medium sized cities, and the vast majority find them age-friendly (although most just say “somewhat” age-friendly). Items that would improve the age-friendliness of their environments include housing, both accessible and affordable, more political inclusion and better transit. The minority has encountered barriers to social engagement … Read more

Posted in 2013 CARP Poll Reports, Your Rights