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 Patricia Blvd, Prince George, BC).
Healthy Living and Seniors Forum The Manitoba Progressive Conservative Caucus has extended an invitation to meet with CARP executives and membership to introduce themselves, and to engage in a discussion of issues relevant to the needs of seniors in both Winnipeg and Manitoba. The discussion can be open-ended, and can consist of anything from transportation, housing, maintaining independent lifestyles, funding … Read more
CARP in Edmonton Susan Eng was in Edmonton on May 1st and 2nd for a series of events and meetings, including meetings with the government. Edmonton Chapter Chair Bernice Rempel, and Calgary Chapter Advisor Louise Yarrow, also attended the meeting with Alberta Minister of Finance, Hon. Doug Horner, to express CARP’s concerns regarding the Alberta government’s proposed changes to the … Read more
TORONTO, ON She’s 85 and boy is she still going strong! “I hope the gods of longevity don’t get me for that one!” She adds with a chuckle. Her name is Carol Libman and she’s been answering questions for CARP members since 1988. Her writing career has taken her to The Montreal Gazette, several weekly newspapers and magazines, as well … Read more
In response to the tragic fire that claimed lives within the L’Isle-Verte, Quebec, seniors’ residence, CARP was asked by many media outlets to outline the history of long term care and senior residence fires, what CARP has recommended in the past, and what CARP recommends in light of this most recent and unfortunate event. Please find below excerpts and links … Read more
CARP Member Callout: E-mail and/or Call your Federal and Provincial Ministers of Finance Before They Meet December 16th!
CARP is urging federal and provincial governments to act on CPP enhancement. CARP members expressed their concerns about the attack on OAS in 2012, now politicians won’t help us save better on our own. If you support a modest increase to the CPP, then this is the opportunity to make sure the key politicians hear from you. The official position … Read more
CARP has been fighting for the end of elder abuse for many years. Despite significant progress, including greater public awareness of the issue, support for caregivers, and legislative changes to the criminal code, elder abuse is still too common an occurrence. Elder abuse is defined by the World Health Organization as “a single or repeated act, or lack of … Read more
Headline: Video on Older Drivers – Perception versus Reality Watch this short video: This is a 3-minute update on some innovative research to enhance the safety of older drivers. It aims to identify those drivers that are unsafe to drive, rather than to categorize all older drivers as unsafe to drive. There are many negative perceptions about older drivers – … Read more