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Stressful Events Increase Male Seniors Risk of Falls

Posted on Sun, October 6, 2013 at 4:55 am

  Dr. Howard Fink, an internist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and his team have discovered that stressful events such as severe financial hardship or the death of a spouse have direct health links related to falling.  In short, men with a single stressful event had a 33% greater chance of falling than those who did not, and men who endured more than one stressful event in a year had a 68% greater chance of falling.  As… Read More.


No Charges Laid in Nursing Home Abuse Case

Posted on Mon, September 16, 2013 at 7:40 pm

In a high profile case that generated significant media coverage, police have decided not to lay charges against staff in a long-term care facility in Peterborough, Ontario. CBC`s Coverage (copy and paste in browser):  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/09/06/toronto-seniors-home-abuse-peterborough.html CTV`s Coverage (copy and paste in browser):  http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/it-s-despicable-son-reacts-after-told-no-charges-laid-in-mistreatment-of-mother-1.1442579 After noticing scratches and bruises on his 85-year old mother Hellen MacDonald, Camille Parent decided to place a hidden camera in her room.  What he caught on tape was horrifying:  employees mandhandling… Read More.


Elderly U.S. Couple Die Hours Apart

Posted on Tue, September 3, 2013 at 5:00 am

  In a beautiful and heart-warming story (August 25th, 2013), the Dayton Daily News reported the story of Ruth and Harold (Doc) Knapke whose 65 year marriage ended only with their passing within 11 hours of each other in a nursing home in Ohio.  The story was picked up by world news outlets and the original story can be found here: (copy and paste this link, do not click on it)  http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/lifestyles/couple-dies-on-same-day-after-65-years-of-marriage/nZZHW/.  Their marriage was… Read More.


Prince Edward Island Seniors - Nominations Now Being Accepted

Posted on Sun, July 7, 2013 at 2:44 am

July 5, 2013 For immediate release Nominations invited for 2013 Senior Islanders of the YearCommunity Services and Seniors Community groups, organizations and the public are encouraged to nominate senior citizens for the 2013 Prince Edward Island Senior Islanders of the Year Award, says Honourable Valerie E. Docherty, Minister of Community Services and Seniors.   The annual awards recognize the significant contributions of Island seniors in volunteerism, artistic achievement, fundraising, community participation, career achievements, fitness/recreation and other… Read More.


More Support For Families, Seniors Coming Next Week

Posted on Mon, July 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm

More seniors and low-income Nova Scotians will get help making ends meet with increases in government support taking effect the first week of July. The personal use allowance for people on income assistance and the property tax rebate for seniors will both increase. The income assistance boost is effective Monday, July 1 and the property tax rebate increases starts Tuesday.``We know Nova Scotians want to be independent and provide for themselves and their families. Stronger families… Read More.


Mount Sinai Hospital To Lead New Workplace Program To Support Dementia Caregivers

Posted on Sat, June 29, 2013 at 8:47 pm

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 26, 2013) - Canadians who are currently torn between the demands of their jobs and caring for a loved one with dementia such as Alzheimer`s disease could soon have access to innovative skills training and tools provided through their workplace. Mount Sinai Hospital has just been awarded a five-year, $2.84 million grant from the Government of Canada`s Social Development Partnerships Program to develop the first comprehensive program of its kind in Canada… Read More.


Vacancy Rates Decline for Senior`s Housing in Ontario

Posted on Fri, June 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 27, 2013) - According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation`s (CMHC) Seniors` Housing Report for Ontario the overall vacancy rate for standard spaces decreased from 14.4 per cent in 2012 to 13.4 per cent in 2013. Total seniors` housing supply increased moderately this year to 51,800 spaces. A similar proportion of the population aged 75 and over lived in seniors` housing compared to last year, while average monthly rent grew by 4.5… Read More.


Government Boost Benefits for Low Income Seniors

Posted on Thu, June 27, 2013 at 2:48 am

Increases to Seniors Income Plan and Personal Care Home Benefit Take Effect July 1, 2013 Enhancements to the Seniors Income Plan (SIP) and the Personal Care Home Benefit (PCHB) will improve the quality of life for low income seniors in Saskatchewan.  Benefit increases for both programs will go into effect on July 1, 2013. ``Our government has committed in our Plan for Growth to ensuring that everyone is able to benefit from our growing province… Read More.


Government Boost Benefits for Low Income Seniors

Posted on Thu, June 27, 2013 at 2:48 am

Increases to Seniors Income Plan and Personal Care Home Benefit Take Effect July 1, 2013 Enhancements to the Seniors Income Plan (SIP) and the Personal Care Home Benefit (PCHB) will improve the quality of life for low income seniors in Saskatchewan.  Benefit increases for both programs will go into effect on July 1, 2013. ``Our government has committed in our Plan for Growth to ensuring that everyone is able to benefit from our growing province… Read More.


Government Invests in Innovative Approach to Seniors\' Independence

Posted on Wed, June 26, 2013 at 3:33 pm

A $2 million investment in a new Home First Quick Response Home Care pilot project will help provide seniors in Regina and area with services and supports to remain safely in their home longer. The Government of Saskatchewan announced the funding for this project as part of the 2013-14 Budget. ``This is another example of our government putting the patient first,`` Regina Walsh Acres MLA Warren Steinley said on behalf of Health Minister Dustin Duncan.… Read More.


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