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Organization aims to make Toronto neighbourhood Canada's most accessible

Canada's most high-profile organization supporting people with vision loss is turning to technology in a bid to create what it calls the country's most accessible neighbourhood.

The CNIB –...

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LORINC: Are Toronto's high-rises safe for seniors? Part 1

Marjorie MacMillan, a retiree who lives in the Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) senior's apartment at 252 Sackville, stood on the outdoor terrace of her second floor unit and glanced upward. Somewhere,...

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$100,000 fine for TCHC after Scarborough seniors' home fire 'nothing,' victim's daughter says

After his parents were caught in a deadly fire at their seniors' home last year, Melford Roberts spent hours frantically looking for them inside Scarborough hospitals. It wasn't until the next morning that his sister was...

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Long-term care inspection reports: 'What we know is the tip of the iceberg'

Anyone with access to the internet can find the results of provincial inspections of long-term care homes. But these reports are far from transparent, says a lawyer who is an advocate for seniors.

The province's Long-Term Care Homes Quality...

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Travelling lawyer service now available for seniors in Eastern Ontario

From an article in the Belleville Intelligencer:  Community Advocacy and Legal Clinic in Belleville announced a new Seniors' Program in May 2017. Special services are now available to low-income adults, age 60+ who require...

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77-year-old seeks court declaration to allow her medically-assisted death

A 77-year-old GTA woman in "intolerable suffering" from incurable osteoarthritis wants medical assistance to die but can't find a doctor willing to do it.

The only issue is...

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May is Free Wills Month!

From the Free Wills Month website: Free Wills Month brings together a group of well respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by...

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Ontario nursing homes feed seniors on $8.33 a day

Nursing home residents rarely get enough fresh vegetables and fruit, nutritious meats and fish — keys to health and happiness — because Ontario feeds them on $8.33 a day.

That is less than the...

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May and June 2017: Retiring on a low income: Plain language advice

Information from Open Policy Ontario: You need to know how to get the most from income security programs. Many financial advisors are unfamiliar with how...

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Caring for aging parents costs Canadians $33B a year: Study

Caring for aging parents costs Canadians $33 billion a year in direct out-of-pocket expenses and time off work, a new study by CIBC says.

The report also says that...

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