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While it does not look like spring outside my window today, (with the snow falling) we do know that the month of March brings many things along with the hope of warmer days. It is also known as National Kidney month, Liver Disease month, National Epilepsy month and if that was not a busy enough […]

Love and sex, two words that may be related.  As we get older, our desires, needs and feelings don’t necessarily change but opportunity and  mechanics may be a factor. One common denominator is our heart. Whether it is brimming with affection or beating rapidly,  we need to take care of this special muscular organ.    February […]

I wanted to take this opportunity during a very hectic and busy time of year, to pause and to say thank you.  Like many of you, our Elder Caring families have faced health crises this year.  My family has as well. It is during these difficult times, that most notably for me, the kindness of […]

The focus of this month’s enews is on providing some tips for long term planning, which should include the documentation outlining your wishes.  Current research shows that 57% of Canadian adults currently have a will. Only 21% of Canadians under the age of 35 have a will and this drastically increases to 90% for people […]

We are well into the month of September and for many, this is a very  busy time- a new school year, the beginning of Fall and for our Jewish families, the start of a New Year.  While it can be a time of reflection, it is also a time for looking ahead.  We are another […]

The current transfer of wealth from one generation to the next is unprecedented.  Estate planning has become more urgent and complex and estate litigation is all too common.  People are also living longer and elder care is now a pressing and inescapable issue for many individuals and families.  While there is an abundance of information […]

I hope everyone has been enjoying the warm weather we have been having. Hopefully you were able to find our June 2010 Summer Tips section of our newsletter helpful during the last heat wave. Staying cool while enjoying the benefits of summer can seem like an impossible challenge, but hopefully one you were able to […]

It is official- the warmer weather has arrived and while it is welcomed, we need to be aware of some of the dangers that excessive heat can cause- especially for seniors.  A few reminders will be listed below.   June is also Stroke awareness month and I have attached an article regarding rehabilitation post stroke. […]

Happy May Day! This month we celebrate Mother’s Day, Victoria Day and Multiple Sclerosis awareness month. National Mental Health Week also is recognized from May 4th to 10th.  Please let me remind you that it is important as caregivers, service providers, family members and friends to remember that our own personal health is just as important as […]

April is tax time.  Although this may be late for some of you, I have been asked to republish an article that discusses the caregiver and disability tax credits. I hope that it will be beneficial in terms of tax savings. Disability Tax Credit (DTC), Caregiver Tax Credit (CTC): Do I Qualify? As a social […]