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Retirement plans go boom

December 1, 2009

It's been dubbed the "Silver Tsunami." In truth, though, it's more like a tidal wave of Grecian Formula and Botox. Far ...

On International Older Persons Day, CARP urges Canadians to take stock of the opportunities and challenges of an aging population

October 28, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, ON: CARP has released a statement urging policymakers to observe older persons day by ...

Demography is destiny

August 21, 2009

Gender -- and age -- matter. The forthcoming NYT magazine is devoted to women's rights, f and in this article, called ...

Zombie Myths about the Health Costs of Aging

July 17, 2009

Newsflash! Another newspaper announces that Canada’s aging population will bankrupt us. U.S. economist Edward ...

Talking Age-Friendly Cities with an Urban Guru

June 15, 2009

Drivers and pedestrians would all be much safer if our cities embraced the virtues of Universal Design—a ...

Ageism Poll Analysis

May 28, 2009

Incidence of experiencing ageism is very common among seniors in Canada, and is concentrated among females and, oddly, ...

Point/Counterpoint: CARP Members Don’t Subscribe to Rudyard Griffiths’ Theory

February 27, 2009

A Rudyard Griffiths editorial entitled “A Greying Nation” was published a few weeks ago in The National ...

Boom and bust for the silent generation

December 16, 2008

Life started hard for those born in 1938. Then it got better and stayed that way for a long, long time. Born at the end ...

Sandwich generation stressed out

October 22, 2008

As baby boomers age, more and more Canadians are getting stressed out juggling jobs, caring for their kids and elderly ...

Listen to Susan Eng’s radio segment on Power and Money

May 20, 2008

CARP's VP Advocacy Susan Eng talks about a variety of issues affecting Zoomers on AM 640 Toronto Radio. To listen to a ...