Silver Sherpa Adds Long Term Care Planning Network to Our Professional Network

I am delighted to welcome Karen Henderson to Silver Sherpa’s professional network! 

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Silver Sherpa Adds Arbor Memorial Funeral Home to Our Professional Network

We are pleased to announce that Arbor Memorial is a member of our trusted professional network!

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Combating Brain Ageing Diseases that Affect Women – Women’s Brain Health Institute

In this post, I want to bring your attention to the Women’s Brain Health Initiative. This organization is focused on funding research and educating women about brain ageing and brain ageing diseases.

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Silver Sherpa Adds Health City Canada to Our Professional Network

We are pleased to announce the newest member of our trusted professional network, Health City Canada!

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We Need to Talk about Working Daughters (and Sons)

You’ve heard the term working mothers, but what do you know about working daughters? 

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Sharing a Collection of Memories

When we lose a loved one who found joy in building their collection of crystal or coins or comic books, the moment will come when a decision has to be made. What will become of that collection, when the collector is no longer with us

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How to Tackle Guilt and Obligation over the Holidays Head On

For many busy adults, the holidays can become an overwhelming time – we finish the decorating, navigate through crowded malls to complete our shopping, host a big family dinner, attend Christmas parties, and somehow still manage the day-to-day stuff we always do! 

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Coping with Holiday Grief

The holidays are usually a time for fun and celebration, but when you’ve experi­enced the loss of a loved one, the festive season can be tough.

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Silver Sherpa Discusses Financial Planning on “About Seniors – Talk TV” [Video]

Sue Hyatt, Silver Sherpa co-founder and CEO, was recently featured on “About Seniors – Talk TV”. In this episode, Sue discusses financial planning for seniors, particularly if they have health concerns.

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Osteoporosis: Impacts on Individuals Living with the Disease and on the Canadian Healthcare System

In the first part of this series on osteoporosis, we defined the disease and discussed its high occurrence in both women and men (1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men!).

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Osteoporosis: A Major Concern for Both Elderly Women and Men

Did you know? At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer an osteoporotic fracture – a greater incidence than heart attacks, stroke, and breast cancer combined! 

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International Day of Older Persons 2016!

October 1 is the internationally recognized annual Day of Older Persons.

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Snowbirds: What Happens if You Die Outside of Canada?

It’s not pleasant to think about, but it could happen: while travelling, you could pass away unexpectedly. How would this affect your family?

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5 Living Options for Elders – Which One Is Right for You?

Recently, I have heard several people say that keeping their parents in their home, at all costs, seems to be the gold standard of eldercare. I couldn’t disagree more with that statement. While many elders certainly prefer to stay at home, it can become very difficult to sustain as we become elderly and require more and more assistance.  

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Tried and True Tips for Caring for Elderly Parents over Long Distances

We want to be there for our elderly parents when they need us, but sometimes we just can’t be. Whether we live in another province, a day’s drive away, or we are unavoidably busy with work responsibilities, it isn’t always possible for us to be there all of the time. We want to be there for our elderly parents when they need us, but sometimes we just can’t be. 

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Are You Overwhelmed by Your Elderly Parent’s Sudden Health Crisis?

I’d like to describe a situation to you that may sound familiar. You may be in this situation yourself, or perhaps you know someone who is.

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Recognizing Stroke Early Can Be the Difference between Permanent Disability and Recovery

Having a stroke can happen to anyone, but with the elderly we must be particularly vigilant. It’s so important for us to understand what a stroke is, recognize when it happens, and take the right steps fast to prevent further harm. 

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Unpaid Caregivers Are Distressed and Exhausted with Elder Care

Drained, stressed, burnt-out: the unpaid, underappreciated caregivers that are propping up elder care in our communities. 

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Spring Cleaning: 5 Important Ways to Help Your Elderly Parents

Many of us in the “sandwich generation” not only organize our own homes, but we help our elderly parents out with the big cleaning and decluttering tasks of spring.

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Common Scams Targeted at Elders and How to Avoid Getting Scammed: Part 2 [Video]

Elders are particularly at risk of becoming targets, which means it’s essential for elders and their families to be aware of the various types of scams – and to report it when they encounter it!

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Common Scams Targeted at Elders that You Need to Know About: Part 1 [Video]

Elders have become prime targets for scam artists trying to fool unsuspecting people out of their money. According to Consumer Reports magazine, “seniors and their families lose billions of dollars each year to heartless fraudsters”.

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Who Coordinates the Coordinators in Complex Elder Care Situations?

Many elders have complex health and personal care needs that require ongoing care with different providers in multiple settings.  

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Silver Sherpa Partners with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Halton!

Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS) is a not-for-profit organization that facilitates relationships between Canada’s children/youth and volunteer mentors who can make a real difference in their lives. 

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7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease: When to Make the Call to Get Help?

In our last post, we defined Alzheimer’s disease and discussed the necessity of planning ahead as early as possible. If given the opportunity, most people would opt to plan ahead making their own choices to improve their quality of life as the disease progresses.

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What Is Alzheimer’s Disease? [Video]

Many people confuse Alzheimer’s disease with dementia. Dementia is a category of related conditions that cause symptoms affecting the brain, while Alzheimer’s is a specific disease that can be diagnosed after spotting the symptoms of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia.

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Visiting Elderly Parents This Holiday Season? Watch for These Warning Signs of Problems Ahead

The holiday season is a joyful time, when we have a chance to relax and spend time with our families. For many of us, our traditions involve visiting with elderly parents for Christmas meals and celebrations.

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Canadian Healthcare System in Crisis: “Health-Care Policies Have Stranded My Mother In A Hospital”

When my elderly parents went into separate health crises at the same time, I discovered the Canadian healthcare system is disorganized, fragmented, and does not have adequate hospital discharge procedures for elderly patients.

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You Need a Plan when Caring for an Elderly Parent

Are you caring for an elderly parent? If you are – or you will be in the future – a carefully considered plan is essential!

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Money Wise – Tax Advantages of Prepaid Funeral Certificates

You have died.  Over the next few days what will that look like for your loved ones? Your family is grief stricken and they must decide what to do with your body.

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Silver Sherpa Hires Four for GTA Expansion

Silver Sherpa, a lifestyle transitions company helping seniors to plan and manage for optimal quality of life as they age..

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Tis the Season for our Seniors to Flourish!

It’s official. The holiday season is here and we could all use another set of hands!

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Is Smart Ageing On Your Radar?

There are few constants in life, but as sure as death and taxes, we are all getting older. We transition through many stages in our lives. From child to student.

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Cyber-Seniors Team Halton – Companies Step Up to Give Back

Yesterday was a 2 thumbs-up kind of day with Team Halton’s “Connecting Generations” Program.

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Cyber-Seniors Team Halton: Our Very Own TIFF Moment

The Halton premiere of the Cyber-Seniors documentary was a run-away success on September 28th. The documentary chronicles the journey of a group of senior citizens as they discover the world of the...

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Silver Sherpa, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School & Partners Present Halton Premier of Cyber-Seniors Documentary

A documentary and social impact campaign connecting youth and seniors through technology

The Best Part Inc. & Cyber-Seniors Connecting Generations: Team Halton, are proud to announce a special screening of Cyber-Seniors,

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Cyber-seniors…never too old to learn!

Talking about technology and successfully teaching people to use technology are two very different things. Some Canadian innovators have found a way to teach and talk across generations.

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Think Bold not Old….Invest in Your Health

In the business section of the Globe and Mail, Rob Carrick wrote an intriguing article on building wealth by investing in your health. He highlighted some great tips for staying healthy as long as possible...

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The Best Holiday Gift Ever!

It’s that time of year again when holiday get-togethers are top of mind. And what can be more stressful than arriving home to find out that Mom and Dad are no longer coping living on their own without help?

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The True Cost of Crisis

“Don’t worry dear; I’m going to die with my boots on!” The dreaded phrase many of us with aging parents have heard over and over again. Perhaps you yourself have even said it recently...

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