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When Parents Resist Care

As the Canadian population ages, children of seniors are increasingly challenged with parents who need support. In many instances, parents resist this assistance, as it often represents a loss of independence. How can we plan for these changes? Communication As is the case with most things in life, we can make the most progress with

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My Aging Parent is Resisting Care

My aging parent is resisting care? How do I deal with this? As the Canadian population ages, children of seniors are increasingly challenged with parents who need support. In many instances, parents resist this assistance, as it often represents a loss of independence. How can we plan for these changes? As is the case with

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Learning from the top 5 regrets made at death

The greatest words of wisdom often come at the end of life. If you could fix today what you’d otherwise regret in future, the rest of your life might be different. In this bulletin, we draw from Bronnie Ware’s book, “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying – A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

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I want to make changes to my existing Will?

I want to make changes to my existing Will . . . Is a codicil my best option? If you plan on making changes to your Will it would be best to make an entirely new Will. A codicil is simply a piece of paper setting out the one specific change. It would be very

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Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is defined as an act or omission that causes harm to a senior or jeopardizes his or her health or welfare. Elder abuse can take place in the home, in a residential setting, or in the community. The perpetrator can be a stranger, caregiver, or family member, but studies show that abuse usually

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Where Should I keep my original Will?

Your original Will should be kept somewhere safe and accessible, when it will be needed. A copy should be kept in a personal file and you should let your executor know where to find it. Contrary to popular belief your safety deposit box is not the safest place. Most financial institutions will require court authority

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