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Seniors aren’t into smartphones, but still use Facebook frequently

Want to reach seniors? A good amount are on Facebook – but probably not the mobile site.

The report on seniors is the third and final report in a series of studies by the MTM on different generations within Canada. Like its report on Gen X and Millennials, the report studied 4,000 participants throughout Canada through a mixed-method survey.

A new report by the MTM shows that Canada’s senior citizens are still big media consumers, even if they don’t own all the same devices as younger (English-speaking) Canadians.

Seniors, defined as people 73 and up, make up less than one-tenth of the population (8%).

Most (90%) are retired, and are more likely to live on a fixed income. Just under one quarter (23%) bring in between $35,000 and $75,000 per year, on par with the rest of the population, and one-quarter live on incomes of $35,000 or less per year, compared to 12% of younger Anglophones, and . Only 2% are in the highest earning bracket of $150,000 or more. Nearly half live alone.


Canadian Senior Discount Guide: The Ultimate List

The Dealhack Canadian Senior Discounts List is the result of our quarterly survey of brands that offer seniors discounts. Every 3 months, our team independently verifies each and every discount on this list. We also add more brands to the list regularly when we come across them.

The list currently includes more than 50 brands conveniently broken down into 7 categories (and further by age groups within each category). You can also save or print the list to use as a handy reference.

Download the Senior Discounts List in PDF format here.

From bus fare to movie tickets, senior citizens are discount-eligible almost everywhere in Canada. Make the most out of your benefits by running through this list of stores and brands that offer special discounts for individuals age 50 and above.


New Homes For Seniors In Southeast Edmonton

EDMONTON, Feb. 27, 2019 /CNW/ – Over 100 seniors have a new affordable home in Sakaw Terrace. Through the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement, the governments of Canada and Alberta are providing $20 million in funding for this affordable senior housing project in southeast Edmonton.

Sakaw Terrace offers 158 housing units, of which, 70 are lodge units, while 88 are affordable seniors apartments. Sixty of the 88 apartments will be offered at 15 per cent below market rent and 49 of the lodge units will be available to low- and moderate-income seniors.

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and the Honourable Christina Gray, Minister of Alberta Labour, on behalf of Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Alberta Seniors and Housing, made the announcement today.


Seniors descend on Cold Lake for Winter Games

Seniors from across Alberta proved age is just as number as Cold Lake hosted the Alberta 55-plus Winter Games.

Over 900 athletes descended on the Lakeland in order to participate in one of the 12 categories.

Across the 12 events, the most popular was hockey.