SENIORCENTRIC WEEK ENDING NOV 6, 2021

Scanning the globe for news by, for and about Senior Citizens

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We lost literally over 3,000 nurses and skilled therapists and personal support workers to other parts of the health-care system.

Sue VanderBent, the CEO of Home Care Ontario
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Low-income seniors plead for help from feds after pandemic benefits strip financial aid

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75% of older Canadians worrying about financial security: survey

Three-quarters (75 per cent) of Canadians nearing or in early retirement said the coronavirus pandemic has them more concerned about their family’s financial security and well-being, according to a survey by Ipsos for Ryerson University’s National Institute on Ageing and HomeEquity Bank.

Among respondents aged 55 to 69, 77 per cent expressed worry about their financial health, including 79 per cent of women. Eighty per cent of the same age cohort said their retirement income from sources including their personal registered retirement savings plans, the Canada/Quebec Pension Plan and old-age security benefits won’t be sufficient for a comfortable retirement. For example, an individual relying on the average CPP/QPP payment plus OAS benefits and the guaranteed income supplement would receive around $1,730 per month, according to a press release.

“These figures serve to demonstrate the disconnect when it comes to retirement financial security,” said Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, the association’s director of financial security research, in the release. “Canadians retiring today are likely going to face longer and more expensive retirements than their parents — solving this disconnect will need better planning by people and innovation from industry and government.”

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“It was windy, it was wonderful”: Seniors brave CN Tower EdgeWalk

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Minister of Seniors

About Kamal Khera

Location:Brampton West

The Honourable Kamal Khera was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Brampton West in 2015, and has previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health.

Minister Khera is one of the youngest women ever elected to Parliament. A registered nurse, community volunteer, and political activist, she is passionate about improving the lives of those around her. Prior to entering politics, Minister Khera worked as a registered nurse in the oncology unit at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto, where she gained a deeper understanding of the issues that impact people’s health and well-being every day.

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, she went back to her roots as a registered nurse to volunteer at a hard-hit long-term care facility in her hometown of Brampton. Minister Khera continued to help on the front lines throughout the pandemic, including by administering vaccines in her community.

Truly believing that diversity is our strength, Minister Khera is motivated to create a better present and future for all Canadians.

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Fully vaccinated seniors made up nearly half of BC’s COVID-19 deaths in October| FULL

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NACI expands recommendations for booster shots

Generous Futures: Addressing Ageism

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