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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 […]

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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

NEW WEB SITE!

Exciting news!!

We are delighted to announce the re-launch of our web site, Canada’s most informative educational resource centre for Canadians and their professional advisors!

New to the site: What Karen is Saying. ; hear Karen being interviewed about such topics as financial preparation for aging, […]

By |November 16th, 2013|News|Comments Off on NEW WEB SITE!

What’s Karen been up to?

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario has asked Karen to become a volunteer Champion for Dementia. In this role Karen will advocate for change in the care for persons with dementia and their caregivers. She will meet with her MPP with the goal of influencing […]

By |November 16th, 2013|News|Comments Off on What’s Karen been up to?

Should Canadians have the right to end their own lives?

There are ardent advocates on both sides of the argument; a growing number of physicians feel that they should have the right to cease life-sustaining treatment when it clearly is not helping and may be even causing additional pain for the patient.

Quebec is leading […]

By |November 6th, 2013|Views|Comments Off on Should Canadians have the right to end their own lives?

Clients and Aging Parents: How You Can Help Facilitate Family Communication

The average 21st century North American is projected to spend more years taking care of aging family members than raising children.
Ken Dychtwald, Psychologist/Gerontologist, author of Age Power

It’s no secret that your clients are aging, and with their aging comes the aging of their parents. […]

By |September 11th, 2013|Professionals Articles|Comments Off on Clients and Aging Parents: How You Can Help Facilitate Family Communication

Creating Your Own Long Term Care Plan To Support Clients

Before you attempt to sell long-term-care (LTC) insurance, consider examining your own life and plan for your own care. This hands-on experience then provides the confidence needed to approach clients, and points out where the gaps are in your knowledge and planning process.

Since women […]

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Facing the Truth About Loss of Independence: How Advisors Can Help

There is a Sufi saying that two veils separate us from the divine—health and security. As we age we begin to understand how these two words start to define what is truly important in life.

According to Moshe Milevsky, finance professor at York University’s Schulich […]

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How to Talk to Clients About Long Term Care Planning

We all take delight in planning for vacations and holiday celebrations but when it comes to planning for old age, we literally run the other way. Aging and death only happen to other people, and therefore we don’t need to talk about it – […]

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Facing the Truth About Loss of Independence:

How Advisors Can Help
By Karen Henderson

There is a Sufi saying that two veils separate us from the divine—health and security. As we age we begin to understand how these two words start to define what is truly important in life.

According to Moshe Milevsky, finance […]

By |August 20th, 2013|LTC Library|Comments Off on Facing the Truth About Loss of Independence: