April 2015

Originally posted at allaboutestates.ca on April 16, 2015: Today is National Advance Care Planning Day. If this blog is the only place you are hearing about Advance Care Planning today, then please share it, because it likely means you are not alone! This is the ‘Speak Up’ campaign and by making this a National event, […]

The April 10, 2015 Globe and Mail had two interesting sections that seemed to me to be juxtaposed. I feel they should be integrated so hence this blog. One section was on Canada’s Best Workplaces. This was a sponsored content piece highlighting ‘Canada’s Best Workplaces for 2015’. I think it is great to highlight exemplary […]

In my daily reading of the obits, I read about a former client of mine- who passed away at age 100. I had the pleasure of working with him when he was 99. He had been discharged home from the hospital after recovering from the flu. He returned directly to his bungalow where he had […]

Originally posted at allaboutestates.ca on April 8, 2015: More data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent not for profit organization that was created in 1994. In addition to the caregiving information I shared on my earlier blog, their data also examined planning for end of life. April 16, 2015 is […]

We all know about double decker sandwiches and being part of the sandwich generation. Caring for parents can be costly, emotionally, physically and financially. The government has made various forms of assistance available to caregivers. Line 315- Caregiver amount: ‘If, at any time in 2014, you (either alone or with another person) maintained a dwelling […]

As a boomer, I have spent much time talking with my (women) friends about what we want for ourselves in a ‘retirement’ community. I am not sure that ‘retirement’ is the right word. I don’t plan on stopping work- any time soon. Until our (adult) children are launched, it is difficult to imagine picking up […]