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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 […]

By |September 11th, 2013|Professionals Articles|Comments Off on Creating Your Own Long Term Care Plan To Support Clients

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 […]

By |September 11th, 2013|Professionals Articles|Comments Off on Facing the Truth About Loss of Independence: How Advisors Can Help

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 – […]

By |September 11th, 2013|Professionals Articles|Comments Off on How to Talk to Clients About Long Term Care Planning

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:

Clients and Aging Parents

How You Can Help Facilitate Family Communication

By Karen Henderson

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 […]

By |August 20th, 2013|LTC Library|Comments Off on Clients and Aging Parents

I wish I had Known

My father died on Easter Monday, April 24, 2000. According to my friend Mimi, dad’s timing was good because God picked him up on the way through. I had to smile at her words but deep down I was filled with sorrow and regret.

Our […]

By |July 2nd, 2013|Aging/Chronic Illness|Comments Off on I wish I had Known

It’s Never Too Early to Start the Conversation: Talking to Parents About Their Changing Needs

“If you don’t want to talk about this, or if you can’t, maybe you could just pray for a tornado to hit your parents the day before they get sick.” Shlomo F. Kreitzer, a retired psychologist.

There are some things in life we don’t really […]

By |July 2nd, 2013|Eldercare|Comments Off on It’s Never Too Early to Start the Conversation: Talking to Parents About Their Changing Needs