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Written by Barbara J. KirbyCertified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) Later Lifestyle Planner, Advocate, Navigator \SeniorsAdvocate●CA Everyone measures quality of life differently but for many growing old is often accompanied with a disquieting question of financial stability. Aging and health conditions dictate the type of accommodations and amount of support needed now or down the road.…
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Written by Barbara J. Kirby Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) Later Lifestyle Planner, Advocate, Navigator SeniorsAdvocate●CA 2020-01-07 Everyone measures quality of life differently but the underlying concern for many older people is how long their money will last? Aging and health conditions may dictate the type of accommodations and amount of support you need now or down the road.…
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Written by Barbara J. Kirby, Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) Later Lifestyle Planner, Advocate, Navigator SeniorsAdvocate●CA 2019-10-11 No, it's not too early, advance planning is a must! You may not be thinking of the festive season yet but don't leave it too late if you are a family caregiver for mom and/or dad or your spouse. There’s a lot to keep in mind when managing care…
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Written by Barbara J. Kirby Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) Later Lifestyle Planner, Advocate, Navigator SeniorsAdvocate●CA 2019 -10-19 Sometimes the people we think will keep our best interests at heart will have different plans. Currently, seniors 65 plus make up over 18% of the population in BC, and it’s reported that over 27% of seniors live alone.* Living alone may put seniors…
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Written by Barbara J. Kirby Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) Later Lifestyle Planner, Advocate, Navigator SeniorsAdvocate●CA2018-04-29 Later in life there are various circumstances where challenges arise and and we are unable to resolve the situation or get the answers we need ourselves. We may need someone help us, someone who can speak up on our behalf who respects our values supports…
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Written by Barbara J. Kirby Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) Later Lifestyle Planner, Advocate, NavigatorSeniorsAdvocate●CA As we age, the ability to make our own choices and decisions can slip away from us. We start to lose decision-making ability . . . perhaps not because we are incapable but because we tend to consider decisions differently, giving them more thought and time.…
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Written by Barbara J. Kirby Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) Later Lifestyle Planner, Advocate, Navigator SeniorsAdvocate●CA We are able to look at elder care through various mediums to get a worldwide perspective. Whether it’s through taking online courses, reading international articles, newsletters, joining international organizations or travelling and working in other countries…
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Written by Barbara J. Kirby Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) Later Lifestyle Planner, Advocate, Navigator SeniorsAdvocate●CA There are unscrupulous people who befriend unsuspecting vulnerable seniors with a goal of defrauding them of their savings and income. Who are these people who prey on the vulnerable? Some of these are professional fraudsters and not so professional trolling…
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Written by Barbara J. Kirby Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) Later Lifestyle Planner, Advocate, NavigatorSeniorsAdvocate●CA I recently had an article published in the Notary Society of BC’s spring edition of Scrivener Magazine, 2015, Volume 24(1). The caregiving role may be a short stint or long term, but it often plays a role in stress and chronic stress.
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