June 2013

Originally published in allaboutestates.ca on June 28, 2013 I speak with adult children daily who call because they are concerned that their parent is not doing well and they feel, needs help. I have found that the refusal to accept help may fall into a number of different categories. 1) Denial: Refuse to accept reality […]

Originally published on June 20, 2013 at allaboutestates.ca My friend’s mother won the lottery! How much money did she win? Nothing What gift did she win? Nothing So, what did she win? A bed at ________________ Long Term Care facility! No kidding. This is exactly how families feel when they get their first choice for […]

Audrey Miller’s quotes: “Caregivers nearing retirement are often particularly affected” “It’s important for all caregivers to know they are not alone, that there are very helpful resources readily available to assist them.” Health concerns trump finances for Canadian boomers nearing retirement: 2013 RBC Retirement Myths & Realities Poll

Originally published at allaboutestates.ca on June 12, 2013: We should all care; as at some point in our lives, regardless of age, most of us will experience being a carer. Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing […]

Originally published at allaboutestates.ca June 4, 2013: June is Senior’s Month and on the 15th of June, the UN has declared World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Thanks to the Ontario government, Elder Abuse Awareness Workshops are taking place across the Province. I had the pleasure of participating in the 50+ Festival on ‘Stopping Elder Abuse’ […]