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Fall/Winter 2009-2010 Views

It’s no secret that I advocate the inclusion of long term care planning into every financial/retirement plan. Below is an article I wrote for Advisor.ca to help advisors use a personal experience to increase their comfort with the long term care planning process.

Creating Your […]

By |September 30th, 2009|Views|Comments Off on Fall/Winter 2009-2010 Views

Spring 2009 Views

Because I am presently heavily involved in the financial services sector, many of you may not be aware of my former experience in the family caregiving arena. I know what caregivers do on a daily basis: from meal preparation, house maintenance, shopping, to personal […]

By |April 30th, 2009|Views|Comments Off on Spring 2009 Views

Women and Long Term Care

If you are wondering why Karen continues to speak about the special care risks that women face, here’s why:

More than 75% of long-term care home beds are occupied by women, many of whom suffer from a moderately severe dementing illness
According to 2006 Census data, […]

By |September 30th, 2008|Views|Comments Off on Women and Long Term Care

Majority of Canadian boomers have memory loss: poll

And finally, another reason Karen continues to talk about cognitive impairment or dementia: A June, 2008 survey of 1,390 adults, commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Foundation for Caregiving in Canada, and conducted by the pollster IPSOS found 6 in 10 Canadian baby boomers have experienced […]

By |September 30th, 2008|Views|Comments Off on Majority of Canadian boomers have memory loss: poll

Autumn 2007, Did you Know?

The percentage of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) spent on health services has been constant at about 10% for over 20 years, with about $148 billion – public and private funds combined – spent on health care in 2006. If it were spent equally […]

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Spring 2007 Views

My time in New York was well spent, not only because of what I learned and who I met but mostly because it reinforced the issues and trends that I have been following, studying, researching, writing about and teaching.

It also supported the re-branding of […]

By |April 30th, 2007|Views|Comments Off on Spring 2007 Views

Aging and Ageism: Can You Have One Without the Other?©

My father was almost 94 when he died. Looking after him opened my eyes to a world I don’t want to move into – the world of the old.

Everyone gets old. None of us should be surprised or angry; it’s a fact of life. […]

By |December 30th, 2006|Views|Comments Off on Aging and Ageism: Can You Have One Without the Other?©

First annual EPIC conference a resounding success!

As an EPC (Elder Planning Counselor) I was delighted to attend and speak at the first Elder Planning Issues Conference (EPIC) in Niagara Falls this month.

Approximately 150 EPC’s from across Canada met for two days to learn more about topics critical to their elder […]

By |September 30th, 2006|Views|Comments Off on First annual EPIC conference a resounding success!

Does the word dementia concern you?

It should. We are on the edge of the first “mass geriatric society” and unless we get our act together, the picture will not be pretty.

The fastest growing segment of our society is the 85+ and roughly half of those will suffer from some […]

By |September 30th, 2006|Views|Comments Off on Does the word dementia concern you?

Wealth management is the phrase du jour

Wealth management is the phrase du jour. The billions of dollars that are being transferred inter-generationally are creating a renewed interest in HNW clients.

There is tremendous competition on Bay Street and across Canada for these clients However are they being well served? According to Taddingstone […]

By |July 12th, 2006|Views|Comments Off on Wealth management is the phrase du jour

How MGAs Can Help Their Agents Sell More

How MGAs Can Help Their Agents Sell More
By Wilma Anderson

Many sales organizations are accustomed to giving their agents sales training and providing agents with leads. This is good, but it’s only a start.

Over the years, the industry has developed an infrastructure to train agents […]

By |April 30th, 2006|Views|Comments Off on How MGAs Can Help Their Agents Sell More

Winter 2005 Views

When I read the following letter, I contacted Dale Reynolds and spoke with him.

Letter to the Editor: Marketing LTC Insurance Is Not About Money Or Statistics
Dale O. Reynolds writes: This is in response to the November 2005 feature article in LTC e-Wire on the […]

By |December 30th, 2005|Views|Comments Off on Winter 2005 Views