SENIORCENTRIC ROUNDUP 2020 05 16 NEWS & VIEWS FROM AROUND THE WEB

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We will be living with COVID-19 for some time. If we make it a priority to look after the most vulnerable in our society, we can change the outcome of this pandemic.

Dr. Theresa Tam Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer
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Seniors still rocking the numbers through 2100

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Seniors being sent one-time payment of up to $500: PM

Nearly two months into living in some form of isolation, watching retirement savings take a hit, and having to take additional health precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, eligible seniors are set to receive a one-time tax-free payment of up to $500.

On Tuesday the federal government unveiled its plans to spend $2.5 billion sending these cheques to millions of seniors.

There’s no question that COVID-19 has been taking its toll on seniors both emotionally and financially… our government is taking action to alleviate some of the stress they may be feeling…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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