FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2014 Toronto, ON: The vast majority of CARP members polled have been touched by dementia in their lives – either living with dementia, caring for someone with dementia or being personally acquainted with someone with dementia. This suggests that the scope of the dementia problem is far greater than generally expected; certainly the impact on … Read more

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Let’s Talk: Canadian Dementia Care is in Need of a Paradigm Overhaul


Malcolm Young, AC/DC’s guitarist, is suffering from a form of dementia?  That news was shocking this week, especially given that Young is only 61. Boomers who have been caring for suffering parents have been bracing themselves for a tidal wave of new cases of dementia – but surely it can’t have begun already? Have the floodgates opened? Dementia: The Straight Dope … Read more

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Take the CARP Poll on Healthcare Navigation

Take the CARP Poll on Healthcare Navigation

CARP and the Centre for Elder Research at Sheridan College, with the support of AMGEN are investigating the complexities of Patient Navigation of the health care system in Canada. From Province to Province, from Urban to Rural, we’d like your input on issues facing baby boomers who find themselves dealing with medical issues for themselves or family members. Please take sometime … Read more

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Fair Elections Act: Harper Pressed On Concerns From Seniors, Students

Profit sharing: I'll cast my vote for that!

OTTAWA — Opposition parties leaped to the defence Tuesday of seniors and students who are worried the passage of the Conservatives’ Fair Elections Act would leave them unable to vote in the next federal election due to a lack of adequate identification. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair asked Prime Minister Stephen Harper if he was concerned by a warning from CARP, … Read more

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CARP Opposes Fair Elections Act, Bill C-23 at Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs


CARP opposed the Fair Elections Act, Bill C-23 at the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs in Ottawa on Monday April 7, 2014. Read our media release on the Fair Elections Act here: VAST MAJORITY OF CARP MEMBERS REJECT FAIR ELECTIONS ACT Susan Eng, the VP of Advocacy for CARP, made the following recommendations on the Fair Elections Act (Bill C-23) to … Read more

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CARP members are reading OPEN SECRET this April…are you?

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CARP members are reading OPEN SECRET this April! Thanks to Simon and Schuster, we have access to connect with the author, Deryn Collier, to answer your questions. We hope you will take the opportunity to read the book and send in your questions to Deryn Collier to by May 9th. A selection of questions will be featured in an … Read more

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CPP reform good for seniors and economy in long run: Finance Canada Study


Harper cabinet ministers had claimed pension changes could cost thousands of jobs, but that analysis is deeply flawed, economist says OTTAWA – The B.C. government should support efforts to improve Canada Pension Plan benefits in light of federal documents showing that would boost Canada’s economy in the long run, a pension expert said Friday. The Harper government insisted at a … Read more

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Everything you need to know about the Fair Elections Act


Editor’s Note: The Globe and Mail has put together an amazingly thorough and detailed yet straightforward backgrounder on the Fair Elections Act.  It addresses almost everything you need to know to understand the debate on this issue.  CARP will be making a Committee presentation on the Fair Elections Act and we will make this presentation available shortly thereafter.  In the … Read more

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Playing for time: Can music stave off dementia?


At 101, Frank Iacono still plays the violin. The concertmaster for the Providence Civic Orchestra of Senior Citizens in Rhode Island, he particularly enjoys playing polkas and jigs. “It keeps my mind active, and it gives me a lot of pleasure,” Iacono said. The orchestra’s executive director and co-founder, Vito Saritelli, said Iacono is extremely sharp for his age. “Music … Read more

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The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Sleep Tight


I’m a Boomer, born right in the middle of the Boom, along with 400,000 other Canadian kids that year, and I’m a pensioner now. I’m also a champion sleeper, and I always have been. I fall asleep in the dentist’s chair (not kidding), I fall asleep the moment I board an aircraft and don’t wake up until they open the … Read more

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