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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

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CARP and the CMA Host Roundtable During Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown, PEI

Susan with PEI’s Premier Robert Ghiz, host of 2014 Council of the Federation meetings, and Frank Swedlove, President of Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association

CARP recently visited Charlottetown, PEI to raise seniors health care as a priority in parallel to the Premiers’ Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown. CARP co-hosted with the Canadian Medial Association (CMA) a seniors roundtable, which brought together various experts, politicians, and members of the public to discuss the importance a national senior’s strategy. Many important elements of a … Read more

Posted in Your Health, Your Rights

Canadians want Ottawa to take bigger role in guiding public health, survey shows

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On August 26th, 2014, The Globe and Mail published an article on the latest Nanos Research survey that said a vast majority of Canadians, 83% in fact, agree that the federal government aught to take a leadership role in Canadian public health care.   What follows is an excerpt from the Globe article.  Click here to read the full article via … Read more

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Canadian Healthcare Needs to Tackle Dementia

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Editor’s Note: Susan Eng’s latest column for the Huffington Post was published on September 8th, 2014.  You may read it as well as Susan’s past columns via the Huffington Post website. News that Spirit of the West vocalist, John Mann, has early onset Alzheimer’s is the latest in a series of wake up calls that Canada needs to get ready … Read more

Posted in CARP in the News

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

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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

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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

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