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Baby boomers are getting increasingly antsy about the availability and quality of health care as they age.

That is the message that emerges from a new poll, commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association. The survey of Canadians aged 45-plus shows that 78 per cent of them are worried that they will not be able to access necessary

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Stuck in the Middle: Sandwich Generation Short $560,000 for Retirement

As a member of what is known as the ‘Double-Decker Sandwich Generation’, with both a parent and a child relying on this writer for support, we certainly can feel this ‘pinch’. Are you feeling the pinch? How does it show

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Retirement Myths and Realities

Silent Partners: Majority of Canadian boomers have not discussed retirement with their spouses or partners, RBC poll finds Genders have vastly different ideas about how to spend their post-career years TORONTO, July 16, 2014 –  More than two-thirds (68 per cent)

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Senior Friendly Bathroom Flooring

This article originally appeared on About.com When choosing flooring for a bathroom that will be used by senior citizens you have to consider both functional maintenance concerns, as well as safety issues that can arise in this space. Materials that

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5 Foods That Fight Senior Insomnia

A good night’s sleep is one of the keys to more energy and better health. If you can’t fall asleep, or stay asleep – sleep deprivation can lead to physical and mental health issues such as dementia, sundowning and Alzheimer’s

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44% of Boomers Express Concern About Outliving Their Retirement Savings: Scotiabank Retirement Study

How prepared are YOU? TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – June 24, 2014) – Boomers expect to be more active and healthier than their parents in retirement Gerontology expert says financial health a key to successful aging According to a new Scotiabank study,

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Financial literacy leaders target seniors in first undertaking

It’s been a long time coming. Five years ago, during the midst of the financial crisis, the federal government introduced a new Task Force on Financial Literacy which recommended “urgent action on a national strategy to strengthen financial literacy.” This

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Are We There Yet? Waiting for an Inheritance

Do you wonder why many seniors are reluctant to discuss estate planning with their children? There is the obvious awkwardness of talking about death but also the potential for financial vulnerability. A recent Ipsos Reid survey, commissioned by HomEquity Bank,

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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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