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Two-thirds of Canadians waiting on inheritance to fund retirement

What is striking to this writer is the comment that 94% of those expecting an inheritance are willing to give up half of it to fund their parent’s retirement. That leaves me shaking my head – should they not be

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Social isolation a terrible threat for Canada’s seniors

Ottawa, Canada, April 23, 2014 – Social isolation is on the rise in Canada according to a new report by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada. Growing old alone: The rise of social isolation as Canada ages looks at

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Seniors vulnerable to scam artists

While a recent RCMP study determined that it is the 55 to 65 year old population that falls prey to these scams most often, our seniors are indeed very vulnerable. We have to wonder if seniors are more likely to

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Seniors Shared Housing Brings Emotional and Economical Gain

While this article is from a 2011 issue of Zoomer magazine, the co-housing initiative is alive and well in Ontario. In fact, there was a feature article on it in the May 2014 issue of Zoomer (page 88). The Society

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Driving Us, ….Around the Corner

From All About Estates blog, this article hits home with many of us who have elderly parents who worry about their driving tests – for this writer, it gives me a sense of relief that maybe my elderly mother will

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Toronto day programs help seniors with dementia

By: Nancy J. White Living Reporter, Published on Fri Apr 25 2014 In Toronto, 37 seniors’ day programs accept people with dementia, while eight are specifically for those with the disease, according to the Toronto Dementia Network website, dementiatoronto.org. The

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ASA & Transition Squad on Rogers TV

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What expenses qualify for the Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit?

Not all renovation work qualifies for this tax credit. Before you start any improvements, check to see that the work qualifies so you can claim the expense. Some examples of eligible expenses include: Certain renovations to permit a first-floor occupancy

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The ASA Seniors Real Estate Program Makes CTV News . . .

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The Master-ASA Business Development Workshop

March 24th & 25th saw a group of the Master-ASA members at the JW Marriott Resort at Lake Rosseau for a business development workshop. The two days were chock-full of learning and sharing opportunities for all in attendance. Topics covered

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