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 –...


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,...


$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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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