Canada Boomers

Don't Blame Seniors For Canada's Rising Health Care Costs

Michel Grignon | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Michel Grignon

There is a worrying rise in health care spending in Canada, but it doesn't have much to do with population aging. It's not that we have too many seniors that will break the bank, but how those seniors, and others, are treated in the health system that affects the bottom line.

Why I Wouldn't Want To Be A 20-Something Today

Anne Day | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada
Anne Day

Part of me questions how that pays the bills, or pays off the debt you've incurred in getting these qualifications? What I would advocate is not locking yourself into a career or job, finding you don't like it, and thinking this is forever. You need to explore what is out there and not feel trapped. Plus with maturity comes clarity.

Boomer Confidential: 5 Things No One Knows About Retirement

Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Living

The Canadian workforce is changing as hordes of baby boomers prepare for retirement and masses of underemployed Gen Xers and Millennials vie to take t...

Going Solo: Advice from the Travel Experts

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

What does the solo traveler look like nowadays? Women are following their own schedules to explore destinations beyond North America, preferring to relax in luxury at resorts, full service hotels or on board cruise ships. As a frequent solo traveller myself, I sought out some Toronto experts to find out what they think of this trend and ask for their advice.

Last Minute New Year's Resolutions To Help Avoid Alzheimer's

Dr. Tiffany Chow | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Tiffany Chow

What I've learned through my research or from my colleagues about the prevention and management of dementia is this: Even if we face a family history of Alzheimer's disease and are therefore more vulnerable to dementia, we can prevent the onset of its symptoms, like memory loss and confusion, or its progression.

Ask Elizabeth: Taking Care of a Difficult Parent or Relative

Natalie Strouth | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie Strouth

Vicky asks: I've been taking care of my mom who is 74, in poor health and lives on her own. We've never had a very close relationship, and she criticizes everything I do. It doesn't matter if it's house cleaning, taking her to appointments, or getting her groceries -- it's like I can never do anything to her satisfaction.

Ask Elizabeth: Can Your Aging Parents Still Live Alone?

Natalie Strouth | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie Strouth

Ryan asks: At Easter this year I looked around my parent's house and realized that they are not going to be able to live here forever. When do you start talking to your parents about the future and where they going to live as they age?

Diversity Fatigue Can Be Overcome

Trevor Wilson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Business
Trevor Wilson

What you may ask is diversity fatigue? It is the Herculian effort required by diversity practitioners to keep the momentum going through the toughest economic crisis since the depression. It is maintaining the gains with front-line managers (the so-called frozen middle) who ask "when will this diversity thing end? Have we not handled it by now?"

The Luckiest Generation: Adjusting the Boomer Legacy

John Izzo | Posted 04.18.2013 | Canada
John Izzo

This is THE moment for my generation -- the baby boomers. We will either be known as the luckiest generation or we will be known as the wisest generation who chose, before they died, to solve the biggest problems that humanity ever faced.

My Husband and I Are Newspaper-Sharing Soulmates

Kathryne Grisim | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Living
Kathryne Grisim

One of the many traditions that my husband and I are establishing as we eke closer to becoming empty nesters is that we have a Saturday morning date where we read the newspaper together. He pores over the first sections of local, national and international news and reads every single editorial. I start from the back and savour the "Random Acts of Kindness," the home section.

Gen Y Faces Big Risk

David Macdonald | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada
David Macdonald

2012-11-19-slavkoaskingybanner.jpg In an interesting new piece, the Huffington Post tries to determine if it's really tougher for millennials than it was for boomers as part of their Asking Y series. Certainly lots of things have changed since the 1970s: gas has gotten more expensive, electronics have become dramatically less expensive and cars cost about the same. But one thing's for sure, life has gotten a whole lot riskier.

A Generation of "Y"-ners? I Don't Think So

Jeffrey Bernstein | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Living
Jeffrey Bernstein

2012-11-19-slavkoaskingybanner.jpg HuffPost Canada has been Asking Y -- presenting a series to dig deeply into the malaise which has come to characterize the ostensible hijacking of my generation's shot at upward mobility.Were we duped, en masse, to believe we could do anything? I don't buy the nay-saying.

We're So Old, It Hurts

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Business

BANFF, Alta. - Canada's aging population, combined with a lacklustre birthrate, is going to dramatically impact our country's economic performance in ...

Who is the Real "Worst Generation Ever," Mr. Sorkin?

Michael Raine | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada
Michael Raine

In Aaron Sorkin's new drama, The Newsroom, the main character tells a twenty-something year old student that she is part of "without a doubt, the Worst. Generation. Ever." Well, that same description might better fit the Baby Boomer generation if they don't participate in fixing the problem they created for Generation Y.

How You Think About Money Is as Important as How Much You Have

Kathy Barthel | Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada Living
Kathy Barthel

Often it's how you think about money that is keeping you from having enough to live on comfortably. Is it better to be poor and happy than rich and unhappy? Are you optimistic that things will work out somehow? What beliefs have you developed about money and are they sound?