Elder Care Takes a Village – Meet Silver Sherpa!

As you may know, I’m an expert in long term care planning, but many of my clients also want need help in carrying out the plan or coping with unexpected emergencies. As we all know, elder care is a maze, so it’s very important to have a team who understands it at your side.
Therefore I’m excited to introduce my new strategic alliance with Silver Sherpa, whose services I have never encountered before. With its highly qualified team, Silver Sherpa helps the elderly manage lifestyle crises—at home, in hospital or in long term care facilities— caused by health issues, the loss of a partner, social isolation and other issues. It also refers clients to a professional network of estate lawyers, financial advisors, and healthcare specialists. There is no other organization in Canada offering this array of necessary services, who is also willing to work with their clients’ existing advisors to execute each elder’s plan.
I encourage you to check out their website at www.silversherpa.net and see everything they have to offer.
Silver Sherpa is offering a one-time opportunity – any referrals received over the next two months from this newsletter will receive an exclusive 15% discount! In addition, as a first step Silver Sherpa offers a complimentary telephone consultation for those who may benefit from their services.
Over the last 20+ years I have learned that it does indeed take a village to care for elders—and that village is now ready to help Canadians. Contact me at khenderson@silversherpa.net to set up a consultation; in addition, please forward this information to anyone who is struggling with eldercare issues.
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Myownadvisor.ca

I bumped into this impressive site, and its owner, Mark Seed a few weeks ago. He is a personal finance and investing blogger. When I suggested an interview to talk about health and wealth, he was all for it. Mark asked me some very pointed questions about how Canadians are/are not saving for those unexpected health events, and how advisors are lagging behind in these critical client conversations. In my interview I share what keeps me up at night as a single, aging Canadian woman. You may find the content helpful when presenting the need to plan for care to your family or clients. Here is the interview:
http://www.myownadvisor.ca/health-is-wealth-dont-forget-this-when-planning-for-retirement/
I recommend you visit the site. There is an incredible depth of financial information!
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Need content for your newsletter, website, social media?

I am an experienced writer who has written for all forms of news media, newsletters and websites. Recently I was asked to provide a series of articles on many aspects of aging/long term care planning for an adviser who wanted to make an impact on his social media network.
James emailed me the following after he had run the articles:
Hi Karen,
Thought you’d be happy to hear that today I wrote a decent size LTCI policy for a 53- year single oil & gas client for whom I completed a comprehensive financial plan. In the plan, I did emphasize the need for long term care planning. The articles you wrote for me, together with my increased knowledge and confidence in the subject and solutions, made this conversation very natural. Huge appreciation for taking this part of my practice to a new level. The articles are attracting more attention now as I feed other social media into the LinkedIn pages. This client will be a champion.
Regards,
James Bilcox, Calgary
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