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07
Apr 2019

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A New Era of Canadian Senior Care

Seniors in Canada are living longer and healthier lives than ever. Learn about OSSCO and other organizations making a difference in the elder health care industry. Link: http://www.personalhealthnews.ca/education-and-advocacy/a-new-era-of-canadian-senior-care/5ebeb6065f64f2346dbb00ab789cf001

07
Apr 2019

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Let seniors, and plenty of other people, share housing

Earlier this year, Ontario MPP Lindsey Park (Durham) received enthusiastic support for her bill from the floor to allow unrelated people to purchase homes together. The story which she shared was of 4 older women in her riding buying a house in order to...

24
Mar 2019

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Senate Chamber launches video broadcasting

Video broadcasting of Senate Chamber proceedings will begin Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6 p.m. ET. It is the first time in the Senate’s history that Canadians will be able to regularly watch senators at work in the Chamber. The decision to allow for...

24
Mar 2019

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New Hotel Scam

This is one of the smartest scams I have heard about. You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. Typically when checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for any charges to your room) and they don’t...

24
Mar 2019

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Who will care for Canada’s caregivers?

BENJAMIN TAL Managing director and deputy chief economist at CIBC As an aging population puts a greater burden on families, it’s clear more needs to be done to bolster senior care You see it on city streets, in restaurants of quiet towns, and in...

24
Mar 2019

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Quiz: Test your knowledge of the new Senate of Canada Building

The doors have opened on the Senate of Canada Building. Canada’s Upper Chamber of Parliament began sitting in February 2019 in the historic complex that served as Ottawa’s central train station before hosting First Ministers’ conferences and international summits for 45 years as the...

24
Mar 2019

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Fixing Ontario’s Home Care System

Patient Canada’s Vice Chair, Francesca Grosso recently wrote an op-ed piece in the Toronto Star on fixing Ontario’s home care system.  Over the Christmas holidays, Francesca’s mom was almost killed by a simple bladder infection that everyone knew was festering. In this op-ed piece,...

24
Mar 2019

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Geriatric Health Systems Research Group – GHS Bulletin

In the Winter 2019 edition of the Geriatric Health Systems Research Group (GHS) Bulletin, GHS shares information on recent events and accomplishments of the GHS group, as well as updates on projects. Some updates include: Caredove – Finding and referring to supports in the...

24
Mar 2019

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Dementia Talk App – Launches January 25!

Are you a family caregiver or professional caring for someone with dementia?  The Dementia Talk App created by the Reitman Centre at Sinai Health System will officially launch on Friday January 25, 2019. Dementia Talk is an award winning app that is designed to...

24
Mar 2019

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Association of Jewish Seniors – Monthly Blog (January 2019)

The Association of Jewish Seniors has released a monthly blog to highlight their activities and events. In the January 2019 blog, you can read about the following: February Foot Health Meeting March General Meeting Recap of the December General Meeting Lecture Notes on “Israel...

24
Mar 2019

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Life After Fifty Lottery

Life After Fifty’s biggest fundraiser of the year has returned!  What would you do with $10, 000, $2, 500 or $1, 000? You could also win a $500 Shoppers Drug Mart gift certificate or Just Jeff’s Gourmet Express gift certificates! Since the pries are cash...

24
Mar 2019

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Maximize Your Health

Mississauga Halton Self-Management Program (FREE opportunities for individuals to improve their Self-Management skills through workshops) The Self Management Program offers a variety of programs/workshops vailable for adults at no cost who live in the Mississauga, Oakville or Milton (Halton region). These programs and services...

24
Mar 2019

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Protecting Against Influenza

Protecting Against Influenza  Influenza is a prevalent, contagious, and vaccine-preventable infectious disease in Canada. Influenza is ranked top 10 amount the most common infectious diseases in Canada and the 8th leading cause of mortality in Ontario between 2005 to 2007. Get your influenza vaccine...

24
Mar 2019

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Safe Senior Calendar 2019

Safe Senior Calendar 2019 B.A.S.S.I.C. Calendar Update: Funding for the 2019 calendar has been significantly reduced. Unfortunately, B.A.S.S.I.C. will only be distributing single calendars, and do not have the means to mail calendars. Calendars will be available at the following locations: Through local police...

24
Mar 2019

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The Business of Active Retirement Communities (BARC)

The Business of Active Retirement Communities (BARC) A New Economy Wealth Creation Model A Professional Career Perspective By John G. Kelly – B.Com., LL.B., M.Sc. (international relations) M.A. (Jud.Admin), F.CIS. john@activeretirement.ca Active communities are wealth generators. For first time home buyers with young families, communities in neighborhoods...

24
Mar 2019

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Canada Accedes to the Optional Protocol

News Release – December 3, 2018 Canada accedes to the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities The Government of Canada is working to create a truly accessible Canada. As part of these efforts, the Honourable Carla...

24
Mar 2019

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Holiday Photo Contest – #EyeSeeYou2018

#EyeSeeYou2018 – Holiday Photo Contest This holiday season, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), through it’s Eye See You Campaign, is reminding Canadians not to lose sight of what matters. Across Canada, amateur and professional photographers are invited to participate in the “Eye See...

24
Mar 2019

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Law Commission of Ontario: Past & Future

Law Commission of Ontario: Past and Future  2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the LCO’s first ever law reform report. Of the many milestones celebrated in the decade since LCO published its first law reform report in 2008, Executive Director Nye Thomas says he’s...

24
Mar 2019

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When Every Minute Counts – Maritime Search & Rescue

WHEN EVERY MINUTE COUNTS: Maritime Search and Rescue  Canada’s maritime search and rescue workers save an average of 15 lives every day, they are the best of the best.  Executive Summary The Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (the committee) undertook its study...

24
Mar 2019

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Investor News: National Investor Research Study

Today, the Ontario Securities Commission’s Investor Office published a new national research study on investor knowledge, behaviours and attitudes in a variety of fields. This study was published as part of OSC’s activities for Financial Literacy Month. This new national research study looks at...

24
Mar 2019

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What General Motors Announcement Means for Older Workers

The news of General Motors (GM) not bringing in new product to the Oshawa plant after December 2019 took Ontarians by surprise. This corporate decision directly affects 2,500 hourly and 300 salaried people, and up to 25,000 people supported by the GM workforce. As...

24
Mar 2019

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Estate Planning Is For Everyone

Seniors Forum presents ESTATE PLANNING IS FOR EVERYONE Learn how to protect your estate beside your traditional will, by preseving assets, minimizing tax and maximizing wealth, thus ensuring family harmony and peace of mind. You will also be informed of everything involved – legal,...

24
Mar 2019

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Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Affects Us All

Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Affects Us AllEvery day,we learn of another heinous act in the world. Whether it was a local event such as the Danforth shooting or a murderous van on Yonge Street, events that transpired in Pittsburgh in a safe place of worship,...

24
Mar 2019

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Legal Aid Ontario – Organizational Announcement

Legal Aid Ontario provides legal assistance for low-income people living in Ontario. The organization’s scope reaches the most vulnerable people in the province with services that provide critical assistance and intersects with every area of the justice system. In order to streamline processes, clarify...

24
Mar 2019

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Investing in the Cannabis Industry

As Canada prepares to permit the recreational use of marijuana, the cannabis industry has attracted investors hoping to capitalize on the potential growth and high returns of this emerging sector. The new issue of ‘Investors News’ from the Ontario Securities Commission shares many resources...

24
Mar 2019

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NEW Ontario Age Friendly Communities Interactive Maps

The Age-Friendly Community (AFC) Outreach Initiative is a new tool funded by the Government of Ontario. This initiative is a program of the Ministry for Seniors and Accessbility, which is designed to help communities in increasing awareness of age-friendly planning principles, sharing best practices...

23
Mar 2019

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Launch of Senior Friendly Care Toolkit

The Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario (RGPO) recently launched the Senior Friendly Care (sfCare) Getting Started Toolkit. According to the RGPO, the Framework’s guiding principles and defining statements collectively describe what senior friendly care looks like. It was developed in collaboration with provincial stakeholders,...

23
Mar 2019

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More Health Care Issues to Consider Before June 7 Election

Concerned Friends is a non profit organization and a registered charity dedicated to reforming the loing-term care system and improvement of residents’ quality of life. It is an organization which is 100% volunteer based. They are sharing with us their views on where improvements...

23
Mar 2019

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Carewatch Summarizes Political Party Issues

ELECTION ISSUES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS Ontario’s provincial election on Thursday June 7, 2018 is just a week away. This election is an important opportunity to influence policies that affect senior citizens right across the province. Care Watch’s focus in this election is accessible home care and community...

23
Mar 2019

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Toronto Celebrates Newcomer Day on May 29th

Toronto is home to over 200 different  nationalities. On May 29th, we celebrate our diversity with our 4th annual Newcomer Day. Everyone is welcome, both newcomers and established residents and guests. Activities and entertainment begin at 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 pm at Nathan Phillips...

23
Mar 2019

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Summary of Stakeholder Feedback on N.O.R.C.’s

Ministry of Seniors’ Affairs Advisory: Ontario Is Providing Support to Help Seniors Remain In Their Homes May 4 – Toronto – On Friday, the government announced an investment of $8.8 million over two years to support naturally occurring retirement communities, which are apartment buildings...

23
Mar 2019

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M.P. TJ Harvey’s Housing Accessibility E-Petition

Dear Stakeholder, We need YOUR support for TJ Harvey’s motion on VisitABILITY (M-157). HOW? PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE the E-PETITION link for M-157! SIGN PETITION HERE to help us reach our goal for a more ACCESSIBLE CANADA! Visitable homes have three basic accessibility features:...

23
Mar 2019

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Care Watch Ontario: Seniors – Your Votes Count!

Care Watch Ontario, a volunteer-run, senior-led, non-profit has prepared a basket of information to help seniors recognize the importance of their vote in the next provincial election on June 7, 2018. Care Watch Ontario suggests that you ask questions of both the candidate and...

23
Mar 2019

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HALLWAY HEALTH CARE

This woman spent 47 hours waiting for surgery in the Sunnybrook ER, with shattered wrists, a broken elbow, cracked ribs and internal bleeding. An investigation into the overcrowding of Toronto ERs Toronto Life By Alison Motluk | Photograph by Nathan Cyprys | April 16,...

23
Mar 2019

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Support Seniors. Petition to Parliament

This March 2018, Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations’ Board Member, Ghazy Mujahid initiated petition E-1566 to call upon the Government of Canada to appoint a Minister or a Special Advisor on Seniors Affairs to the Prime Minister. 500 electronic signatures need to be...

21
Mar 2019

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Ontario Health Coalition Comments On Ontario Budget

Good news budget but most health care funding back-end loaded to years away:  Health Coalition concerned about one-year bump up followed by austerity   Toronto – Emerging from the budget lock up this afternoon, Ontario Health Coalition spokespeople were positive but cautious about the health...

21
Mar 2019

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Farewell to Board member Hazel Saint-Pierre

It was with shock and sadness that we learned of the passing of OSSCO board member Hazel L. Outram Saint-Pierre on January 5, 2018. Hazel lived life to the fullest and was well known for her volunteer activities. She was an active volunteer with...

21
Mar 2019

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Urgent Update: Success In Stopping Private Hospitals

Private Clinics Still a Very Significant Threat; Rest of Bill 160 Remains ​Success! Working with Minister Hoskins and Premier Wynne, We Are On Our Way to Ensuring the Ban on Private Hospitals Remains We are pleased to be able to report that the Minister...

21
Mar 2019

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Feds Should Switch To Points System for Parent, Grandparent Visas

It’s fairer and smarter than the new lottery process. MISSISSAUGA, ONT.—For the Canadian government to reach its annual quota of visas for parents and grandparents (PGP), which in 2017 was 10,000, prospective sponsors are required to file basic information about themselves during the first...