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Sometimes You Have To Pay Condo Fees After You Have Died. Seriously.

Sometimes You Have To Pay Condo Fees After You Have Died. Seriously.

If the company that manages your independent living complex tells you that you can no longer live in your condo, that you must move to a long-term care (LTC) facility, they cannot also demand that you continue to pay...

8 Popular Beliefs About BC’s Continuing Care Sector – Debunked

8 Popular Beliefs About BC’s Continuing Care Sector – Debunked

Insights West, the prolific market research company, uncovered some unexpected news in a recent survey: British Columbians, in general, are of the opinion that the continuing care sector, composed largely of...

These 5 Differences Between Ontario Retirement Homes and Long-term Care Homes

These 5 Differences Between Ontario Retirement Homes and Long-term Care Homes May Surprise You

Ordinary Ontarians often use the terms “retirement home” and “long-term care home (LTC home)” interchangeably, but they are different in some meaningful ways.

You Are Not Too Old To Follow Penguins Around In Patagonia.

You Are Not Too Old To Follow Penguins Around In Patagonia. (No, You Aren’t.)

Imagine you are wearing a wetsuit, and are calmly swimming inside a sturdy cage when a great white shark suddenly appears, effortlessly gliding past you, all 6.4 metres (or 24 feet) of her. Or that you’ve just...

Should Octogenarians and Nonagenarians Have to Prove That They Are Fit to Drive

Should Octogenarians and Nonagenarians Have to Prove That They Are Fit to Drive a Car?

British Columbian citizens walk out of their front doors and into the embrace of Spring much sooner than most Canadians do. While, say, Nova Scotia's hearty seniors are shovelling heavy snow from their driveways...

Choosing a Vault For Your Loved One - By Personality

Choosing a Vault For Your Loved One - By Personality

When a loved one passes away, emotions and memories rush into our minds: mourning a death  may be a long process but it is sudden in its beginning. When a loved one dies, it is difficult to make clear decisions...

Zip-lining In Ecuador at the Age of 80.

Zip-lining In Ecuador at the Age of 80.

Zip-lining in Ecuador can be physically demanding: Cable lines are often threaded through high treetops, allowing zippers to move among the trees, taking in all below them, as if they were native Spider Monkeys. You...

7 Ways to Make Seniors Love Your City. Number 6? Just Splendid.

7 Ways to Make Seniors Love Your City. Number 6? Just Splendid.

Canada is home to Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, iGen and almost 5 million seniors – and it is this last group, those of us who are embracing our grey hair while learning to accept our groaning joints...

Which Canadian is More Likely to Benefit from Government Spending, a 43-year-old

Which Canadian is More Likely to Benefit from Government Spending, a 43-year-old or a 76-year-old?

You’ve probably guessed that a 76-year-old senior is more likely to benefit from the spending of the Canadian government than his younger neighbor, the 43-year-old. But would you have guessed that the ratio...

How You Can Make Your Healthful Outdoor Walks Safer

How You Can Make Your Healthful Outdoor Walks Safer

Spring has arrived in some parts of Canada. In British Columbia, the cherry trees are in bloom, as is the witch hazel. Glistening snow still lies over much of the east, but the longer days and warming temperatures...

The Parkgate Community Centre Launches a Groundbreaking Drop-in Daycare Program for Seniors with Dementia

Erin Smith, the organizer of the drop-in daycare program for seniors with dementia at the Parkgate Community Centre in North Vancouver is a passionate advocate for affordable programs for seniors living with dementia...

And The Winner Is Lyubava Fartushenko

And The Winner Is...

We received over 100 submissions to our essay/infografic scholarship contest on the topic of senior living in Canada. It was not easy to select a winner. After careful deliberation we selected a short list of 10...

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