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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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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 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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What Can a Reputable Home Care Organization Provide For You?

An excellent article by Audrey Miller, re-posted from AllAboutEstates.ca As a Geriatric Care Manager I assist families in making plans for their future. In-home care is a service that many families need. While the public sector does what it can

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Snowbirds Under Scrutiny

Snowbirds, big brother is watching you and there is no escape. That is the warning from the authorities, on both sides of the water. Snowbirds who flout the six-month residency rule in the U.S. could face huge tax consequences as

Posted in Financial, General Information, Legal Stuff, News

Should YOU Agree to Be an Executor?

Eyes Wide Open [Our commentary on this would be that if you do agree to take on the role of Executor, make sure the estate purchases Executor Insurance for you – see posts on this site] Written on March 14,

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As seen on CBC

A new breed of real estate agent has emerged to help seniors do more than just sell their homes. When Gerry Biller, 85, moves into a retirement home next month, it will be with the added assistance of Barry Lebow

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Should I put my home in joint names with my kids?

Posted by Lynne Butler I am always surprised at the large number of people who put their homes in joint names with their adult children. If only they could see that transaction from a lawyer’s perspective! When I ask people

Posted in Financial, General Information, Legal Stuff

The RCMP Seniors Safety & Security Guidebook

The RCMP Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security PDF Version (780 KB) This publication can also be ordered at a cost from St. Joseph Corporation. For ordering information please contact them at their toll free number: 1-888-562-5561. Table of Contents

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