Residents of the Province of Québec may qualify for benefits from both provincial and federal governments at the time of their retirement from the workforce or upon reaching 60 or 65 years of age. Following is a brief overview intended to help Québec seniors understand the benefits they may be eligible to receive.
A pulled muscle, a sudden impact, or an injury from twisting while playing golf can cause back pain. Many seniors write it off as a normal part of aging, but aging in itself is usually not the reason for back pain. Fortunately many strains and sprains heal within a week or two, but if back pain of any kind persists, consult with your doctor.
Three generations under one roof -- it’s nothing new in many countries and was once the norm in Canada and the US as well. But during post WW2 years, the popular advice to parents was, ‘cut the cord’ and children were encouraged to attend college, find their independence and leave the nest. That was the start of a low point in our history of multigenerational households and also in society’s attitude about them.
Residents of Manitoba age 55 and older may be eligible for assistance with monthly living costs. Certain benefits will be automatic at age sixty-five and some will require formal application. This is a guideline for reference only -- review it closely to be sure you are taking advantage of both provincial and federal benefits available to you.
It is difficult to know what to do, and what to say when a loved one is grieving. If our loved one is a grandparent, it may be that they have lost someone they’ve loved for many years; even decades, and we may also be feeling loss and sadness along with them. But it’s important that we do not let our personal feelings prevent us from being there as a source of support and comfort.