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Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance

Originally posted April 5 was Provincial Family Caregiver Day. Regardless of ones’ age and background, caregiving has its challenges. I know that readers of this blog come from different provinces. I am not sure if we have followers from different countries and if so, we welcome hearing from you. However, regardless of where you […]

Originally posted The Canadian Caregiver Coalition has recently changed its name to www.carerscanada.  The organization continues to be a strong voice for advocacy and awareness for Canadian carers from coast to coast. Twenty-eight percent of Canadians provide unpaid care to a family member or friend. These carers save our health care systems billions of […]

Originally posted Yesterday was Bell Canada’s ‘Let’s Talk’ day which is in support of mental health awareness. Bell has opted to talk openly about mental illness with the hope of reducing stigma so that people can get the help they need. One in five Canadians will have or have had a mental illness. This […]

Originally posted @ on October 27, 2015: I had the pleasure of presenting at the RBC- DS ‘Capitalize on Change’ conference and a recurrent theme was the need for balance in our lives. We are all so busy. Add caregiving to a 50 hour + work week and something has to give; and typically […]

Originally published at on July 27, 2015: I had the pleasure of watching the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  last week. For those of you who  have not seen either the First Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (full title The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly & Beautiful) or this sequel, I found it […]

Originally posted at on September 12, 2014 Labour Day is a back to school time and for me this translates into the time to start new projects and a time to take stock of current events so as to be able to plan ahead with anticipation. The September 1, 2014 Globe and Mail Editorial […]

Originally published at 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’ […]

Originally posted at on Feb 20, 2013: As many seniors prepare for a trip south, I wanted to provide some suggestions on what should be included on the packing list. When reviewing what documents to be included – as part of the ‘Just In Case’ discussion- it is important to ensure extra medication is […]

Also published at All About Estates. Diabetes is a disease that affects more than two million people in Canada today and with the population aging as it is, as well as the rising obesity rates, this number is only expected to increase. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) the cost for the healthcare system […] October 18, 2012: The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal concluded that the employer failed “in its procedural and substantive obligations under the duty to accommodate.” Lyndon Devaney began working as an architect at ZRV Holdings, a holding company for Zeidler Partnership Architects, in 1982. In the 1990s, his mother’s health became an issue as she […]