It might be the fee for 90 minutes of parking at the doctor’s office or the occasional coffee and a muffin with Mom at Tim Hortons. It might just be the extra gas to take the kids to see Grandma at her retirement home on the weekend. Whether the expense is small or large, the trend remains clear: about two million Canadians are spending money to take care of their aging parents.Read more
MP Serré’s M-106 passes in the House of Commons—study on developing a National Seniors Strategy to be undertaken by Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development.
Serré looks forward to important study aimed toward improving quality of life for seniors, providing better support for caregivers
The AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) are pleased to announce the launch of a national innovation hub to advance policies, practices and services in the fast-evolving field of technology and aging.Read more
We are often afraid to talk about end of life care issues because it’s about the unknown. But hospice palliative care is about living your life – and living it well - right to the end. You can’t know how or when that will be, but you can get informed about what may be available to you and share your wishes with your family and community. Creating an advance care plan can help you think about and focus on doing what’s important to you now and in the future.Read more
Special to The Globe and Mail --
Published Saturday, May 06, 2017 --
Dr. Granger Avery, President of the Canadian Medical Association --
Mr. Spock of Star Trek had it right with “live long and prosper.” It is a concise, yet apt encapsulation of the goals of humankind. Helping create the conditions whereby Canadians have the ability to live successful, healthy and long lives must be one of the most important jobs of policy makers. Judging by a new census showing our country now has more seniors than children, we have indeed created conditions for seniors to live a longer life. While this is welcome news for all Canadians, it does create added challenges that are best addressed by the creation of a national seniors strategy.
Hear! Hear! Hearing loss in seniors a growing health care challenge ---
by Leslie Holden, a licensed and certified hearing instrument practitioner in Manitoba and president of the Canadian Hearing Instrument Practitioners Society (CHIPS) ----
Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions affecting Canadians over the age of 65, and the number of older Canadians with hearing loss is growing fast.Read more
By Dr. Barry Thienes ---
May is National Vision Health Month, which provides a good opportunity to focus (pardon the pun!) on eye health. And while we should take this opportunity to celebrate good eye health, it’s important to also talk about eye disease.Read more
By Don Rosenbaum ---
What is shared housing?
Shared housing (or home sharing) is a long-term living arrangement in which two or more unrelated people share a house or an apartment. Each person has their own space — a bedroom and sometimes additional rooms — while sharing common areas such as the kitchen.Read more
Whatever form it takes—spacious suburban bungalow or urban condo—our homes are more than roofs over our heads. We invest them with memories and emotions.
Little wonder, then, that a 2013 survey found that 83 percent of us want to age in place by remaining in our current dwelling for as long as possible.
Here is CMA President-Elect Dr Laurent Marcoux discussing seniors care with Michel Picard from 94.5 FM (In French)