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Funding Boost for Community Care Is Good News for Ontario`s Seniors

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Funding Boost for Community Care Is Good News for Ontario`s Seniors TORONTO, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario government has announced a significant investment of $526 million per year for the next three years for home care and community services that will help seniors stay at home longer. ``For some time, the government has been looking to the community sector to take pressure off hospitals and long term care homes but adequate resourcing has… Read More.


Harper Government Announces Funds to Improve Quality Nursing Services in Rural and Remote Canada

Posted on Tue, March 27, 2012 at 5:00 am

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`Tis the Season to be Wary of Elderly Financial Abuse

Posted on Thu, December 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Released: 12/14/2011 9:00 AM ESTSource: Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Newswise — If this year`s holiday period is anything like the last, seniors should be advised that, along with seasonal elevations of joy and good cheer, the risk of falling victim to elder financial abuse is also increasing. Older adults need to know the warning signals of financial abuse and exploitation, how to prevent it, and what to do if it does… Read More.


Pension Experts Call for Expanded C.P.P.

Posted on Tue, December 13, 2011 at 6:00 am

  Finance ministers set to discuss pensions at Victoria summit OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2011) - A group of leading experts on pension reform in Canada is urging Canada`s finance ministers to commit to expanding the Canada Pension Plan as the best means available to provide retirement security for Canadians. ``We urge the finance ministers to expand the Canada Pension Plan,`` the group says in an open letter released just days before the federal,… Read More.


Appointment to the National Seniors Council

Posted on Mon, December 5, 2011 at 6:00 am

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 5, 2011) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), today announced the appointment of a new member to the National Seniors Council (NSC) for a three-year term. \"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Maurice Royer as a new member of the National Seniors Council,\" said Minister Finley.… Read More.


$1,500 Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit for Seniors in Ontario

Posted on Tue, November 22, 2011 at 6:00 am

  Who would be eligible for the credit? The credit would be available to senior home owners and tenants, 65 years of age or older by the end of the year for which the credit is claimed. Family members who share a home with a senior relative would also be able to claim the proposed credit. What kinds of renovations would be eligible for the credit? Examples would include ramps, stair lifts, walk-in bathtubs, and… Read More.


BMO Retirement Institute Report: Minding Your Taxes Can Unlock Retirement Savings for Boomers

Posted on Thu, October 27, 2011 at 5:00 am

  When it comes to how capital gains and dividends are taxed, almost 80 per cent of Boomers either have it wrong or don\'t know - More than 40 per cent don\'t recognize the correct tax effect of making a withdrawal from an RRIF - Poor tax decisions during retirement could result in a claw back of government benefits such as Old Age Security - TFSA an ideal mechanism for retirees seeking a tax shelter… Read More.


Canadian Want a Health Care System Accountable to Patients

Posted on Fri, August 26, 2011 at 1:37 am

Embargoed until Monday, August 22, 2011, at 12:01 a.m. (EDT) St. John’s, N.L., August 22, 2011 — The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) today released its eleventh annual National Report Card on Health Care in Canada. The research focuses on access to health care services and shows clear support for specific measures to make the system more accountable to patients. The findings reveal Canadians want a health care system that empowers patients and provides them with… Read More.


Canadian See ``Moral Imperative`` to Fix Health Care System

Posted on Fri, August 26, 2011 at 1:29 am

Ottawa, August 10, 2011 - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is releasing today the report Voices into Action: Report on the National Dialogue on Health Care Transformation. The report shows clearly that, while the public recognizes that our system does not work as well as it should, there remains a strong national commitment to transform our system so that it can deliver timely, compassionate and efficient care in the appropriate setting. The report collates input… Read More.


Joint Government Funding Increases Affordable Housing Across Alberta for Seniors

Posted on Mon, August 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 21, 2011) - Low income and homeless Albertans will soon have greater access to affordable housing, thanks to an almost $90 million federal-provincial investment. The twelve projects receiving grants will create over 800 new housing units which will benefit an estimated 1,600 families, individuals, seniors and persons with disabilities. Rob Anders, Member of Parliament for Calgary West, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development… Read More.


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