5 Ways to Honour Remembrance Day in Vancouver

November 10, 2018 -

Remembrance Day is a wonderful way to pay your respects to the men and women who have so bravely served our country. If you are a veteran, this is a wonderful opportunity to take part in services that honor everything you and your military compatriots have sacrificed. There are dozens of events that will take…

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How to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

November 08, 2018 -

It’s normal to have bouts of depression throughout the year. That’s part of the human condition and can strike anybody at any age. However, if these emotional lows come around at the same time during the late fall or early winter and do not disappear until the spring and summer arrive, then you may have…

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How Meditation Can Help You Make Peace With Life Changes

October 22, 2018 -

As we get older the number of life losses we experience can increase, whether it’s the loss of a friend, loss of independence or the loss of our home. These experiences can cause feelings of grief which can impact both the body and mind. Thankfully there are a number of practices, including yoga and meditation,…

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Should you give your child a living inheritance?

October 15, 2018 -

Out-of-reach housing prices and stagnant salaries have inspired many older adults to help their children out financially before they pass away, instead of waiting until they die to give their children an inheritance. If you have investments that are earning income (for which you are being taxed every year), and you’re not planning on spending…

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5 Halloween Costumes You Can Wear as a Family

October 08, 2018 -

Dressing up for Halloween isn’t just a child’s game. Grab the kids, parents and grandparents, head out to the costume shop or second-hand store (or even dust off that old sewing machine) and make Halloween a family affair! Here are four costumes you could wear as a clan: Fairytale characters. How cute would it be…

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How to Protect Yourself from Financial Fraud

October 01, 2018 -

Older adults can be especially vulnerable to financial crimes as they often have covetable assets. Sadly, most financial crime doesn’t occur at the hands of a stranger; it’s close friends or family members who are often to blame. Here are a few ways you can protect yourself from financial fraud. Don’t have cheques sent to…

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Grief Support for Older Adults

September 24, 2018 -

There are many wonderful things about growing older: having more free time to do the things we enjoy; the ability to look back on wonderful memories we have shared with friends and family, and the experience of imparting our wisdom and life experience on our loved ones. But there are challenges too, one of which…

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5 Activities the Entire Family can Enjoy this Fall

September 17, 2018 -

As summer comes to a close many of us are preparing to head back to school or are revving things back up at work. But that doesn’t mean the fun has to end! Here are a few fall activities the whole family – grandparents, parents and kids—can enjoy together this fall. Hiking. Vancouver is surrounded…

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Should You Use a Do-It-Yourself Will Kit?

September 10, 2018 -

You’ve probably been told many times by your family, and your financial advisor, that you need a will. If you don’t have a will the money won’t go to the government, as some people assume it does, but it may not be distributed the way you want it to be. Along with ensuring your money…

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Style Tips to Make You Look and Feel Younger

September 01, 2018 -

Yes, exercise, a positive attitude and consuming healthy foods can all contribute to a youthful glow. But a few quick tweaks to your wardrobe can also make you look younger, and drastically improve your self-confidence. Don’t be shy: experiment with these tips and see what works for you! Play with colour. While black can be…

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