Your Are Invited Free Event Oct 9

Are you one of the many baby boomer families dealing with an aging parent? This changing role from child to care giver is a difficult one for all involved.

Join us for our next free event to get practical answers to questions like -

  • What things can do you do help your parents have a safe independent life?
  • Why is a representation agreement is as important an will?
  • When is it a best to sell the family home for both parents and children?
  • What are the levels of care available and how do you access these services?
  • What financial issues are stopping you/your parents from enjoying their retirement?

Join us for our free event Boomers & Parents Facing the Future Together on Wednesday Oct 9  @ Missionwood Retirement Resort and get your questions answered.

Here from Legal Professional Aaron Dow from Farris, Vaughan Will and Murphy LLP, Area director Sharon Hughes-Geekie with Bayshore Home Health, Realitor Michael Loewen - Royal Lepage Kelowna and Financial Professional Mike Hassard with Primerica Kelowna.

Wine and Cheese - 5 - 5:20 pm 
Presentations start 5:25 pm
Q&A 6:30 pm
No cost to attend
Location: Missionwood Retirement Resort
Please RSVP Sharon - (250) 717-7528

There will be time lots of time for questions and answers so please come prepared.

Hope you can join us!

Age Discrimination effects the Elderly

A 2012 report on aging has showed that the elderly are discriminated against in large numbers in Canada. The term for this form of discrimination is called "Ageism"

The study found three most common types ageism based on the responses of seniors were -
  1. The feeling of becoming invisible to the world around them
  2. The belief by others that they were incompetent
  3. That their efforts and opinions are no longer valued
Check out this video from the Globe and Mail.

Your are Invited - Tips and Tools for Navigating Life

Are you like most of us Baby Boomers, dealing with the challenges of an aging parent(s)?   

Come join us for a free informal and informative discussion on planning for our lives as we age – Boomers and Parents – Tips and Tools for Navigating Life as we age.

Topics we be discussing include - Investing, Insurance, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Downsizing/Selling Your Home, Options for Independence, Staying Healthy/ Enjoying Life and Communicating With Family.

5:00 PM — Wine and Cheese Social
5:20 PM — Seminar 
6:30 PM — Questions & Connections

Location: Missionwood Retirement Resort - 1075 Barnes Ave.

Please RSVP by May 14th by calling 250

This is a free event and refreshments and Appetizers will be served.
 Seating is limited so make sure to RSVP.

I hope you can join us.

Join this event on facebook - (please rsvp as well)

Caring for Aging Parents

The reality for many of us in North America ... we will be dealing with the care issues of a parent/family member for 10-15 years. 

These issues did not exist a generation ago. Life expectancy was  only the late 60's for men and early 70's for women. Today more people are living beyond 90-100 and care in one shape or another can last 20 to 25 years. 

This can be both emotionally draining and can severely impact the financial resources for care givers and their families. 

But there are some things that can be done to simplify this process and take some of the burden from family so the transition to care can run more smoothly.

(Make sure to watch the video below "The Curse of Long Life". Very informative conversation.)