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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

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Jane Brown and Susan Eng discuss how to save lives and healthcare dollars

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Shows Hosts Schedule What Was That Song? Videos Blogs Contests Podcasts A Money for Life Conversation Chris Robinson Travel Show Dave’s Corner Garage From a Woman’s Perspective Goldhawk Fights Back The Conspiracy Show The Garden Show The Natural Health Show Zoomer Week in Review MEDICATION REVIEWS BY PHARMACISTS WOULD SAVE LIVES AND HEALTHCARE DOLLARS: CARP Posted on August 26, 2014 … Read more

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The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Everyday Hero

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By A. Boomer A. Boomer is a CARP member who shares his experiences growing up middle aged, every two weeks in the CARP ActionOnline newsletter. He is back by popular demand with his new blog, The Middle Aged Guide to Growing Up, after completing his previous blog, the Caregiver’s Diary, which concluded upon the death of the parents for whom … 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

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CARP Member Study Calls for Enhanced Meds Reviews

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CARP has a long history of weighing in on policy issues facing our health care system to ensure that older Canadians have affordable, timely and accessible access to health care. CARP has promoted the concept of a continuum of care that closes the gaps between patient, doctor, pharmacist, caregivers, health services providers, etc.  There has to be more effective collaboration … Read more

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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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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

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CARP talks Health Care Transformation with Ontario’s new Deputy Minister of Health

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CARP met with Ontario’s new Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Bob Bell, on July 25, 2014 and introduced CARP’s advocacy work in health and the need for health care transformation, an area that CARP has increasingly been pushing for. CARP emphasized to the former president of the University Health Network, a network of 4 major hospitals and research centres in … Read more

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Chance to win a copy of the August CARP Book Club pick

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The Hundred-Foot Journey is the August CARP Book Club pick! Email bookclub@carp.ca for a chance to win 1 of 5 signed copies! The CARP Book Club is reading Richard C. Morais’ the 100 Foot Journey this August! Watch the trailer: http://bit.ly/1qJLoEJ   Hard copy or e-reader   Independent Retailers  

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Ontario Drives Ahead with ORPP: Refresher and Update

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CARP members will no doubt recall that the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) was first proposed in the minority Liberal Government’s 2014 Budget tabled May 1st, 2014. The budget was not adopted in May  because the Opposition parties  triggered an election. On June 12th 2014, Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals were re-elected with a majority government and two days later (June 14th) … Read more

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