Power of Attorney and Will Tips for Canadian Snowbirds

Thursday Aug 15th, 2019


Wills and powers of attorneys aren’t just for the wealthy - they are essential legal documents everyone should have, as they dictate how you or your assets are to be cared for or dealt with in the event you pass away or become incapacitated. A properly drafted and executed will (or wills) ensures that your assets are distributed, and your minor children are taken care of, according to your wishes in the event of your death.  Powers of attorney are equally important documents that... [read more]

Ontario’s 2018 Budget: What Seniors Need to Know

Thursday Mar 29th, 2018


Like speeches from the throne, budgets are aspirational documents delivered by the governing party to outline their spending priorities, with hopes of continuing to be the governing party. Given how close today’s Ontario budget is to the June 7 provincial election, a healthy dose of skepticism is warranted.   This budget leaves the impression that the Ontario Liberals are gambling that Ontarians will forgive significant deficits if it means large investments in social spending.... [read more]

Cell Phone Civility

Wednesday Mar 28th, 2018


Cell phones sometimes seem to create as many problems as they solve.  To smooth over the rough spots, CellPhones.org put together this list of cell phone etiquette tips: Lower your voice.  Don’t force everyone around you to listen to your half of the conversation. Avoid personal subjects.  Resist the temptation to overshare where complete strangers can listen to your intimate secrets. Don’t take calls (or text) when talking to someone else.  If you... [read more]

Halloween Dos and Don’ts

Friday Sep 29th, 2017


Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have also have a safe time, here are some Halloween dos and don’ts.   Do plan costumes that are bright and reflective.  Make sure that shoes fit well and costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. Do consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility. Do remove from the porch and front yard anything a... [read more]

Old Age Is Great For Creativity

Monday Jun 5th, 2017


We sometimes think creativity is for young people. Children are endlessly imaginative, but the elderly are set in their ways. After all, we think, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” right? Consider this list of creative accomplishments by people who may have seemed to be past their prime: Goethe. The famous German poet finished part two of his masterpiece Faust shortly before his death in 1832, when he was 83. Arthur Rubenstein. This concert pianist performed at... [read more]