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3 Spa Getaways Around Vancouver

August 22, 2018 -

In our go-go-go world, even retirement can feel busy. Luckily, there are many beautiful resorts offering relaxing and rejuvenating spa experiences around Vancouver that you can escape to for a few days. Here are three that are especially interesting. Located on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, Rockwater Secret Cove Resort is glamping at its finest. Guests…

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4 Easy Hikes Around Vancouver

August 15, 2018 -

Vancouver is known for its proximity to beautiful mountains and trails, many of which offer quite the challenge. But for those looking for a lighter workout there are some beautiful options in the area. Here, are five easy hikes around the Lower Mainland. Quarry Rock Beginning in the quaint community of Deep Cove, the hike…

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4 Books to Read This Summer

August 08, 2018 -

It’s summertime and the reading is easy! Here are four books we recommend taking with you to the beach, to the cafe or on the plane this summer. In the novel, An American Marriage, author Tayari Jones tells the story of two newlyweds with bright futures ahead of them. Roy is a young executive and…

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“Intergenerational RRSP Loans” Could be the Answer to Unaffordable Housing

June 26, 2018 -

When it comes to finding ways to afford housing in Vancouver and Toronto’s out-of-reach markets, many homebuyers are forced to be creative. For some, that means pairing up with friends or family members to purchase homes. For others, it means choosing to rent out portions of their home to tenants who can act as “mortgage…

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3 Ways Seniors’ Housing Improves Wellness

June 15, 2018 -

Some older adults are hesitant, or even outright opposed, to moving into an assisted living residence because they feel it symbolizes a loss of freedom. But there are actually a number of reasons why moving into a home can open up new opportunities and release older adults from many of the responsibilities that have been…

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How to Be an Awesome Grandparent

June 01, 2018 -

Being a grandparent can be one of the most fulfilling experiences in life. It’s a chance to share your affection, and to pass on your wisdom and life experiences with younger generations. Here, four ways to be the best grandparent you can be. Be Consistent. Children thrive when they have routines and people they can…

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Five Ways to Leave a Legacy for Your Grandkids

June 01, 2018 -

When it comes to leaving a legacy for loved ones, dollar signs often come to mind. There’s no question that passing on cash, possessions and property can help your grandkids lead more comfortable lives and that those possessions can be meaningful symbols of your relationships with them, especially in the case of family heirlooms. But…

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Canadian Seniors are Working More Than Ever Before

May 30, 2018 -

The most recent Canada Census found that 5.9 per cent of seniors are working full-time: the highest amount since the reviews began in 1981. Reasons for re-entering the workforce or continuing to work vary: some older adults cite divorce or low returns on investments as causes of financial strain, while others say a desire or…

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Signs It’s Time to Consider a Driver Refresher Course

May 23, 2018 -

For many of us, the ability to get ourselves from point A to B is the epitome of freedom and independence. But as we age, decreased vision and hearing, slower reaction times and reduced ability to multitask can make it difficult to react appropriately to stimuli on the road; while neck, leg and arm stiffness…

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How to Find Love After 65

May 15, 2018 -

Have you found yourself single later in life? While some prefer to fly solo, others feel more fulfilled in a loving, committed relationship. Here, five strategies for finding love as an older adult.   The Internet. Online dating is no longer taboo. In fact, a study by eHarmony found that 38 percent of Canadians uses…

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