It's report card time for the retirement residence industry! Comfort Life's 2011/12 annual guide to the best retirement communities across Canada is out! Find Canada's Best Retirement Communities in your neighbourhood.
There seems to be a lot of buzz around retirement and older workers. There appears to be conscious effort by employers to make changes in policies and benefits to try to keep senior workers on board longer. With some Canadian CEO's leading the way by focusing on the experience that comes with age rather than the ambition of the young and hungry, is it possible that the idea of retirement at age 65 a concept of the past?
Whether you've been a caregiver for a month or several years, you've no doubt figured out that your loved one requires more than just physical assistance with the daily activities of living. Just like you, a loved one who can observe, listen, or participate in activities enjoys them just because it makes him or her happy. Its more than just physical care.
You know you need to save for your retirement, but how much money will you need to live comfortably after you retire? Here are five tips from Chartered Accountant Anne Chun, President of Anne Chun Professional Corporation in Toronto.
Over the last few years, we have seen the market crash and burn, and Social Security is on its way toward doing the same. So, if we’re scrambling to salvage our retirement income, imagine what it will be like for your kids. If you haven’t done that already, one expert has some good news for you. Are You Currently Planning Your Kids’ Retirement?
While the overall divorce rate on a steady the decline with the Generation-X er's, the divorce rate amongst young seniors and the newly retired is steadily climbing! There has been a lot of speculation and discussion as to the reasons why the "I do" ends with "I don't".
"Why can't I sleep?... Where are those damn sleeping pills..." Believe it or not is a very common statement mumbled by thousands to seniors ever single night. Is it a health problem? Indigestion from dinner? perhaps too much fresh air? Should you be concerned? Sleeping disorders are very common and can be caused by a variety of reasons.
New rules that are being phased in between now and 2016 for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) will give people greater flexibility to choose when they want to begin receiving CPP benefits and on how long they can contribute to CPP after age 60. Here are some thing that you should know!
For many of those entering the twilight of their careers, retirement isn't about "throwing in the towel", its about new beginnings. With Boomers living longer and healthier lives than the generation before them, many are using their retirement to do something entrepreneurial they've always wanted... The birth of the Encore Career
The Canada Pension Plan is undergoing some key changes between 2011 and 2016. These changes are intended to provide more financial flexibility for recipients, depending on the retirement path that people choose. They are also designed to encourage Canadians to work longer before they start to draw a government pension. Read more...
Instead of being scary, moving to a retirement community can be a fun new experience, as Sandra and Tibor Haluskay found it to be.
Need a quick pick-me-up? Here are some of the funniest and most profound (or most profoundly funny) retirement quotations we've heard in a long time!
Have preconceptions about retirement that are preventing you from starting to plan ahead? Consider these top questions and ideas as you prepare your move. Read more...
'Life at Seasons' showcases how this retirement community engages residents with fun activities and superb service that separate them from retirement homes of the past.
Retirement will be challenging enough without bringing emotional baggage into it. Here's how to break bad habits and get your house in order.
E-BOOK: Thinking about selling your home or have you already started the process? Check out our new ebook for important advice and tips!
There is a misconception that senior citizens do not work but quite a few have second careers or part-time jobs. Here are seven to consider!
Looking for some ideas to add to your bucket list? Here are 17 great, mostly unconventional, bucket list suggestions. Read more...
Comfort Life presents seven of Canada's top retirement cities and towns from coast to coast. Do you agree? What are your favourites?
Ever thought more in depth about your relationship with money? Get the tips and tricks you need to know now to live more financially secure later on.
Jerry Bloom recounts how he uses his iPod to keep his mind and his memories active, and how this device can be valuable for any senior. Read more...
Want to get a peek at some of these features and stories from retirement residents, their families, staff and industry professionals? Check out Comfort Life TV! Read more...
Comfort Life recently attended the Seniors Information and Active Living Fair in Mississauga, featuring programs and services available to seniors within their communities. Read the full recap of the event here! Read more...
Fire Prevention in retirement homes has become an ongoing topic of discussion as it is an important component that ensures the safety of its residents. A new law has been put into effect requiring all retirement homes in Ontario to have fully functioning automatic sprinklers. Read More...