Senior Living

Family Caregivers and Seniors Recognized in Economic Action Plan 2014

By | January 26th, 2016|News Article, Retirement Home, Senior Living|

Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) congratulates the Federal Government on their sustained commitment to supporting seniors to safely live in their homes with dignity, independence and quality of life.  The Economic Action Plan 2014 included a number of practice initiatives that will enable seniors to fulfill many important and diverse [...]

Improving Driver’s Licence Renewal for Seniors

By | January 26th, 2016|Retirement Home, Senior Living|

Ontario is enhancing its driver's licence renewal program to help seniors who are fit to drive renew their licences. Starting April 21, 2014, drivers aged 80 and over will no longer have to complete a written knowledge test. Instead, they will participate in a shorter, simpler renewal program that includes: a vision test a driver [...]

Bogus ‘grandchildren’ scam $65,000 from Calgary seniors: police

By | January 26th, 2016|News Article, Retirement Home, Senior Living|

City police are warning Calgarians about the so-called grandparent scam after a dozen cases have cropped up in recent weeks. In each case, the victim is contacted by someone posing as a family member — often a grandchild — or friend in need of quick cash. Police say the scam artist will tell victims they [...]

CPP expansion not needed to help seniors in poverty: Report

By | January 26th, 2016|Retirement Home, Senior Living|

A new report argues that efforts to revamp the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) should take a back seat to a couple of straightforward policy reforms that would take the majority of single impoverished seniors out of poverty. The CPP policy ideas currently being batted around are unlikely to offer much help to this group, according [...]