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Widowed.ca is expanding to Vancouver!

Widowed.ca is expanding to Vancouver!

Widowed.ca Founder Jennifer Black will be in Vancouver October 18th to 21st. We are looking for local companies to be listors on Widowed.ca.

Call us at 604-283-2232 to set up an appointment to meet Jennifer and get listed in Canada’s number one resource for widows, widowers and their families.

Together we can help people through a difficult transition.

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“Be a Santa to Seniors” Community Program

www.beasantatoasenior.ca
For the past 6 years Home Instead Senior Care has had a positive impact on our community by showing holiday cheer and providing over 6000 gifts to seniors who are least likely to receive a present during the holiday season.

Local Home Instead Senior Care® offices develop a “Be a Santa to a Senior” partnership committee consisting of non-profit organizations and community leaders.

The non-profit agencies provide the names of needy seniors as well as gift ideas that come from each ...

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Banking watchdog to track dementia-related cases

By Grant Robertson and Tara Perkins

From theglobeandmail.com

Canada’s banking ombudsman is preparing significant changes to the way it handles complaints against the country’s financial institutions in a bid to track cases that involve people who suffer from dementia.

The decision will help the federal government and 600 banks and financial services across the nation gauge, for the first time, just how badly Canadians with diminished capacity are being mistreated when it comes to their money.

The Toronto-based Ombudsman for Banking Services and ...

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How one family got help

By Erin Anderssen

The Globe & Mail

Dementia was a dirty word for Pat Mutch and her husband, Don, never to be spoken. On the day he was  officially diagnosed in 2003, he told her angrily, “Don’t you ever take me back to the doctor’s office again. I know I don’t have Alzheimer’s.”

No matter how gently his wife raised it, the former farmer and executive with the Canadian Pork Council, then 73, refused to discuss his disease, or the complications it was creating ...

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‘Lovey-dovey’ con man defrauds widows of $1.5 million

Liam Casey
Staff Reporter
Thestar.com

The man would begin the con by gaining the victim’s trust and impressing them with his various business successes, even though he had none, police said. Then he would offer them great returns through his investment channels if they gave him their money.

The man said he was chairman of the World Police Academy which trains officers on the value of human rights, according to its website. The academy’s building was nothing more than a vacant house ...

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GTA man charged in insurance scam against seniors

from Liem Vu, Staff Reporter – www.thestar.com

York Regional Police have charged an elderly former life insurance agent after other seniors were allegedly defrauded of more than $200,000.

The 79-year-old Richmond Hill man surrendered to police Tuesday after a “lengthy investigation” into an insurance investment scam.

Police say four elderly people from Ontario were defrauded of $257,000 between 1998 and 2004.

One of them filed a complaint in April after discovering that $27,000 – believed to have been invested in a Canada Life or ...

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Senior war veterans miss out on possible benefits

If you served overseas during the Second World War or during the Korean War, then you should call Veterans Affairs (1-866-522-2122).  This applies to both male and female veterans.  It is estimated that only 40 per cent of the veterans who qualify for benefits are receiving them.  Even if you did not qualify before, you might qualify now.  If during the Second World War you were in the military but you did go overseas, you too may be eligible for ...

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Minister unveils changes to Ontario pensions

via globeandmail.com

Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan unveiled a slew of changes Tuesday which he says will stabilize and strengthen the province’s pension system.

Some of the changes apply to Ontario’s pension benefits guarantee fund, which provides pensioners with up to $1,000 a month if a private-sector plan fails to provide its full benefit, or any at all.

Ontario is the only province that has such a fund, and the government has repeatedly said that it’s dramatically under-funded.

Mr. Duncan says he won’t follow ...

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