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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

Posted in Community, Greater Bay of Quinte Area, Your Finances, Your Health

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

Wandering can be Deadly: A List of Resources for Caregivers Looking after Dementia Sufferers

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Editor’s Note: Following a tragic hit and run accident that took place Wednesday August 6th in the evening, CBC news published the following article urging caregivers to take precautions… A Canadian family is grieving after an 83-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease was struck and killed by a vehicle on Highway 400 in the Toronto-area.  The driver has turned himself … Read more

Posted in Your Health

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

Posted in Your Finances, Your Health, Your Rights

FOCUS: The struggles of being a senior in Surrey

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Surrey unveils new seniors strategy, works to make city more age-friendly SURREY — A senior walked into the Surrey Food Bank some time ago with a story that brought the executive director to tears. The woman’s husband had become extremely ill and was put into long-term care. After paying for her rent, basic necessities and her husband’s care, there was … Read more

Posted in Advocacy

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

Canadian seniors better off but still want to work

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Canadian seniors’ spending power, employment and accumulated wealth have soared, putting them in their strongest financial position yet, a new report shows. But many still want and need to work. Higher incomes and net worth are helping make this generation of seniors four times wealthier than their parents were, and nine times richer than today’s millennials, according to a study … Read more

Posted in Advocacy

Canadians are missing billions, and no one seems to care

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You may be rich—if only you could find those long-lost investments According to the Canadian Press, there could be anywhere from $4 billion to $7 billion in unclaimed assets sitting in accounts right now. The Bank of Canada alone is holding nearly $1 billion from bank accounts and Canada Savings Bonds, but experts estimate unclaimed assets across the country could top … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, CARP in the News, News, Your Finances

Retirement or free degrees for the kids: Which comes first?: Mayers

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One of the great worries for parents is how to balance their needs for retirement with a desire to take care of their kids and give them a financial helping hand One of the great worries for parents is how to balance their needs for security in retirement with a desire to take care of their kids now and give … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Campaigns, CARP in the News, CPP: Time to Act, News, Your Finances

Retiring with roommates: The merits of shared living as you age

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The idea of four older, single women sharing a house together was enough to develop a TV series that ran for years and earned critical acclaim. The Golden Girls was a comedy, but retiring with roommates could be a reality for more and more Canadians. A modern-day Golden Girls (or Guys)–type setup has numerous benefits: sharing a domicile allows for people to look out … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Barrie, Your Finances