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Fall 2016 News & Views

Karen is now available…In a manner of speaking… 🙂
As you may know, my expertise is in the areas of aging, eldercare and long term care planning—undeniable issues as our population ages.

Not only am I an accomplished speaker, writer and course developer for these topics, […]

By |September 19th, 2016|2016, Archive, Fall 2016, News, Views|Comments Off on Fall 2016 News & Views

Dementia/Alzheimer’s update

As you may know, the subject of dementia is invariably included in the presentations I make …for very good reason. Of the leading causes of death, Alzheimer’s disease is the only one for which there is no way to prevent it, cure it or […]

By |June 25th, 2015|2015, Dementia, News, Summer 2015|Comments Off on Dementia/Alzheimer’s update

FRAUD ALERT

Police are warning the public about a Revenue Canada phone scam
A financial advisor I know here in Toronto almost fell victim to this scam. According to police, there have been reports of people receiving calls from a man claiming to be an employee of […]

By |June 25th, 2015|2015, News, Summer 2015|Comments Off on FRAUD ALERT

Canadian seniors, debt and long term care planning

A study conducted by bankruptcy trustee Hoyes, Michalos & Associates has found that Canadians age 60 and over hold, on average, total unsecured debts of more than $69,000, and almost half of that debt is credit card debt. Seniors also have the highest amount […]

By |June 25th, 2015|2015, News, Summer 2015|Comments Off on Canadian seniors, debt and long term care planning

Canadians Are Substituting Talk For Action

A new survey by Edward Jones reveals that while Canadians say they value the financial well-being of their families and their own quality of life in old age, many are not investing in key forms of protection to safeguard these assets.

While almost two thirds […]

By |December 3rd, 2014|2014, News, Views, Winter 2014|Comments Off on Canadians Are Substituting Talk For Action

Canadians missing the self care boat

According to a recent Conference Board of Canada research project report, Canadians are not any healthier than they were a decade ago, despite having much more knowledge of what makes up a healthy lifestyle,

“An alarming number of Canadians are moving very little, sitting too […]

By |November 28th, 2014|2014, News, Views, Winter 2014|Comments Off on Canadians missing the self care boat

Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes?

When news about a startling new insight into the cause of Alzheimer’s disease first emerged in 2005, it was highly speculative. But now the evidence for it has become very strong: Alzheimer’s is a form of diabetes, and the name being given to it […]

By |November 28th, 2014|2014, News, Views, Winter 2014|Comments Off on Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes?

What’s Karen been up to?

Family Consulting

I am delighted to announce I am growing my family consulting practice. I’ll outline briefly a case I am working on now, which concerns my client, a 60-year old son and his 85-year old mother.

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By |November 28th, 2014|2014, News, Views, Winter 2014|Comments Off on What’s Karen been up to?

Karen in the media

In addition to being featured the above mentioned Financial Post Magazine, I was recently asked to participate on a panel for the CBC’s Radio One show The Current.

The show topic: Palliative care experts say it’s time for Canadians to talk about end of life […]

By |November 28th, 2014|2014, News, Views, Winter 2014|Comments Off on Karen in the media

Should life expectancy be part of financial planning?

It’s not as hard to make it to 100 as you think. Statistics Canada says there were 5,825 centenarians in 2011, up from 3,795 just a decade earlier. By 2061, the federal agency estimates close to 80,000 people will reach the century mark.
There are […]

By |May 19th, 2014|Caregiving, Eldercare, News|Comments Off on Should life expectancy be part of financial planning?

Karen can’t believe it…The U.S. 90+ Study

I know a great deal about aging but this study surprised even me.

They are called “the oldest old ‘ – those who are people age 90 and above, and they are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population. Yet very little is known about […]

By |May 16th, 2014|Aging/Chronic Illness, Dementia, News|Comments Off on Karen can’t believe it…The U.S. 90+ Study

Seniors ill-prepared for long-term care needs: survey – Only 10% plan to use long-term care insurance

According to a Leger marketing survey in the latest issue of Investment Executive:

56% of Canadians are unaware of the costs of long-term care in their province,
And most are unprepared for the prospect of incurring such costs.
Two-thirds of those surveyed said they do not have […]

By |April 30th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Seniors ill-prepared for long-term care needs: survey – Only 10% plan to use long-term care insurance