Category: In the News

Pooled pension plan debate cut short amid outcry over unrelated OAS reforms

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Source of Information: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/pooled-pension-plan-debate-cut-short-amid-outcry-180853820.html OTTAWA – The Conservative government’s move Tuesday to curtail debate on legislation creating a new pooled pension plan illustrated some of the potentially scalding political perils of retirement reform. There is nothing very controversial about the Harper government’s December 2010 promise to add a relatively low-cost, private pension option that can [...]

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New Mortgage Aid Program

| January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
New Mortgage Aid Program

Ask the Experts Revamped plan helps ‘underwater’ homeowners get lower-interest financing by: Carole Fleck | from: AARP Bulletin | January 11, 2012 Source of Information: http://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-01-2012/new-mortgage-aid-program-ask-the-experts.html?cmp=NLC-RSS-DAILY-BULLETIN Q. Thanks to the terrible real estate market, my home is now worth a lot less than what I owe on it. I’d like to refinance. Isn’t there a [...]

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Woman’s credit card compromised

| January 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Woman’s credit card compromised

Winchester suspect charges nearly $6,000 in purchases 10:52 PM, Dec. 27, 2011  | Written by Douglas Walker The (Muncie) Star Press Source of Information: http://www.pal-item.com/article/20111228/NEWS01/112280315/1008/rss Zoom Stephanie D. Bowmer Ads by Pulse 360 AdChoices Dermatologists Hate Her! Local Mom Discovers $5 Wrinkle Trick To Look 10 Years Younger… HealthyLifeStyle8.com If Youre 50+ Read This Canada – [...]

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Senior trapped in Facebook scam, says daughter

| January 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Senior trapped in Facebook scam, says daughter

Alleged scammer tells 69-year-old woman he loves her CBC News Posted: Jan 4, 2012 7:15 AM CST Last Updated: Jan 4, 2012 8:18 PM CST Source of Information: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/01/03/mb-facebook-love-scam.html?cmp=rss 4 An elderly woman in Flin Flon, Man., has fallen victim to scammers who use Facebook and phone calls to extract money from her, according to [...]

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Myths and Truths About Social Security

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Myths and Truths About Social Security

Exploding 5 misconceptions that threaten the system by: Jane Bryant Quinn | from: AARP Bulletin | November 1, 2011 Source of Information: http://www.aarp.org/work/social-security/info-11-2011/5-social-security-myths.2.html It happened during the stock boom of the 1990s, and it is happening again. Social Security is coming under attack. The first challenge arose from hope — that savers would get more [...]

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Stats show hospital infection rise

| January 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Stats show hospital infection rise

Wednesday 28th December 2011, 11:10PM GMT. Source of Information: http://www.thisisguernsey.com/news/uk-news/2011/12/28/stats-show-hospital-infection-rise/ The number of hospital-acquired infections has doubled from 22,488 to 42,712 in just two years, it has been reported More people than ever picked up life-threatening infections while spending time in hospitals last year. The number of hospital-acquired infections has doubled from 22,488 to 42,712 [...]

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Ottawa man charged with killing wife at seniors’ home

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Ottawa man charged with killing wife at seniors’ home

By CBC News, cbc.ca, Updated: December 28, 2011 8:05 PM http://news.ca.msn.com/canada/ottawa-man-charged-with-killing-wife-at-seniors-home-64 An 82-year-old Ottawa man has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of his wife at a seniors’ home in suburban Barrhaven. Ian Flann is charged with killing Doreen Flann, also 82, on Monday. Flann was wheeled into a hospital room on Wednesday [...]

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New Ways to Beat Diabetes-The latest treatments for fighting the devastating disease

| December 23, 2011 | 0 Comments
New Ways to Beat Diabetes-The latest treatments for fighting the devastating disease

by: Dr. Mehmet Oz | from: AARP The Magazine | November 2011 issue http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-10-2011/new-treatments-for-diabetes.htm   Over the past 30 years the number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes has skyrocketed, from about 6 million in 1980 to almost 19 million today. As this problem spirals out of control, researchers are racing to find new treatments for [...]

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‘Moving my elderly wife will kill her’

| December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
‘Moving my elderly wife will kill her’

 13/12/11 John Charlish whose wife Joan is a resident at The Laurels, a care home that is set to close. http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/moving_my_elderly_wife_will_kill_her_1_3333495 Published on Wednesday 14 December 2011 13:00 A DEVASTATED Luton pensioner fears that a Town Hall decision to close the town’s remaining two council-run care homes and move residents elsewhere will kill his wife [...]

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Hospital’s $1,300-a-day ultimatum highlights strains on long-term care

| December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
Hospital’s $1,300-a-day ultimatum highlights strains on long-term care

   karen howlett http://www.topix.com/family/elderly/2011/12/hospital-apologizes-after-threatening-to-charge-elderly-womans-family-1-300-a-day TORONTO— Globe and Mail Update Published Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 6:11PM EST Last updated Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 10:46PM EST Carol McMurray was shocked when she received a letter, threatening to charge her $1,300 a day if she refused to move her mother, an 84-year-old hospital patient, to the first bed [...]

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