Canada Boomers

Little Brexits All Over Canada

Peter Landry | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Peter Landry

Brexit supporters are said to be xenophobic, ignorant and short-sighted, among other things. It's as if Canadians would never make such a bad decision, the worldly people we think we are. But is that true?

The Future Is Arriving Early – Are You Ready?

Peter Shurman | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Shurman

I believe an earth-shaking metamorphosis is underway. The good news is that the millennial generation gets it and, as natural early adopters, are blending into whatever comes along almost symbiotically as each next big thing enters their very different (from baby boomers) lives.

Hey Boomer, What's Your Legacy?

Robb Lucy | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Robb Lucy

If you're a boomer worried about your legacy: Of course every one of us will have a Legacy. Every breath, every footprint in the sand builds your Legacy. But I think conscious 'Legacy building' should begin early. Like at 40. Heck... 30'd be a good start. But, if you didn't happen to start then, Boomers can begin building life-affirming, connective, fun legacies now!

Why Millennials Are Waiting For Their Woodstock Moment

Peter Shurman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Living
Peter Shurman

It's impossible to find anything in the world today that might serve Millennials as well as Woodstock served my generation. They clearly seek a signpost pointing to how things might be improved, even as the louder voices of my waning cohort dismiss them thinking, as they wrongly do, that Boomers will live forever.

Never Stop Learning: Continuing Education Is More Important Than Ever

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Business
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

Continuing education brings both practical skills and the joy of discovering something new about the world and yourself. If you're a Millennial, it can help you overcome mal-employment and accelerate your career. If you're a Boomer, it can set you up for success as a business owner and a prosperous retirement.

Take Your Business To The Next Level By Motivating Millennials

Caitie Drewery | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Business
Caitie Drewery

Whether you like it or not, millennials are the largest generation in the Canadian workforce. Simply put, we are the future of your business. So why not skip the nasty nicknames and let's figure out how we can all work together to help your company continue on -- and maybe even grow -- after you've retired.

Retirement May Be A Lot Greener For These Boomers

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Business
Nancy A. Shenker

This is an industry unlike most. It touches on a variety of specialties and professions. Despite the stigma that used to exist around marijuana, now that the business opportunity is significant, many Boomers are coming out of the "weed closet" to begin new or expanded careers.

Ontario Doesn't Need An Income-Based Drug Benefit Program for Seniors

Steve Morgan | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Steve Morgan

Rather than placing a tax on health needs -- as income-based drug plans do -- Ontario should consider a more positive road to universal pharmacare. Specifically, it should consider tax financing a universal drug benefit program that would give non-seniors the same coverage elderly residents enjoy today.

12 Things Established Professionals Can Learn From Millennials

Evan Thompson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

My mentoring work has led me to conversations with millennials who have left a positive and lasting impression. I have learned much from them -- practically and personally. Their different view of the world, while seemingly foreign to the older generations, can provide a different lens through which to see things that can have a profound effect on business.

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

Michel Grignon | Posted 06.23.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 05.23.2014 | 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?