Maturity Matters, Newsletter for Boomers & Seniors in Victoria, March 2012

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Real Estate Sales Representative with 1 PERCENT REALTY, Victoria BC www.1percentrealtyvictoria.com

Maturity Matters, Newsletter for Boomers & Seniors in Victoria, March  2012

 Every Month, in cooperation with our affiliation as Certified Professional Consultant on Aging, we publish and distribute a Newsletter Called "Maturity Matters".
Maturity Matters newsletter, for Seniors and Boomers for Greater VictoriaOur Maturity Matters Newsletter offers Pfanntastic information for Boomers, Seniors and those that love and care for them in Greater Victoria
Please use the links in this article to take full advantage of the Aging Friendly Information we have compiled for you.

We hope you enjoy the newsletters, and encourage your comments, thoughts, questions and feedback to Peter and Linda Pfann

Please also visit our additional Resources for  Boomers and Seniors.
At the above link you will find all the back issues of our Maturity Matters Newsletters as well as many other resources focused on Life, Living and Real Estate in Greater Victoria for Seniors and Boomers and those that care for our elderly.

 Feature Article:                Caring From A Distance         

Caring From a DistanceMany family caregivers are presented with the added challenge of caring for a family member long distance. Though more and more families are dispersed across the country or even around the world, the demands of caring for ill or aging family members are still present. Long-distance caregiving often involves specific concerns that are different from those families who live near each other.
 
Although one's initial reaction may be to move a family member closer, consider first whether this might be more disruptive and stressful for everyone involved.
 
Are you prepared to have them live with you? Or are you prepared to be their only social contact once they have moved away from what is familiar to them? If they are coming from out-of-province, when will they qualify for medical services in this province?

Please read by using the link, some of our suggestions for bridging the distance and making Caring from a Distance Easier for Care Recipient and Care Giver.

Article by, By Family Caregivers' Network Society, Reprinted with permission by Senior Living Magazine

 

Ask The Experts:

Dr. Mark Bigham is a Medical Consultant for both Canadian Blood Services and Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia.

Hearth Healthy Recipe:Healthy Recipe

 Recipe developed by Emily Richards, PH. Ec. ©Heart and Stroke

 
Joke of the Month:


Did You Know:

 Unpaid Care-giving A recently-released 2006 census on elder-care by Statistics Canada shows that 18.4 percent of Canadians do some form of unpaid senior care and about one-third of boomers provide some assistance to an aging family member.   Research confirms that care giving has a substantial financial impact on care givers.   Source: Talbot Boggs, The Canadian Press

 Seniors Tip:  

 Source:www.seniorsgotravel.com


Peter Pfann Is a CPCAPeter and Linda Pfann, Specialize in assisting the 50+ and their loved ones with all their real estate (and related matters) in and around Greater Victoria BC, Canada and we pride ourselves with having compiled, researched and gained access to the best possible networks  
and resources benefiting Boomers and Seniors living in or planning to move to Greater Victoria.  

This Information was provided to you compliments of Victoria BC
Realtors, "Peter and Linda Pfann", Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA)®.
CPCA's are committed to providing exceptional service, and have supplemented their professional training by learning about the unique and changing needs of the 50+ population.

Make sure that the professionals serving you have taken the time and made the Certified Professional Consultant On Agingcommitment to learn more about YOU!   To find other CPCAs in good standing in your area, go to   www.CPCAcanada.com.
To find additional Greater Victoria, BC, Canada, Senior Focused Resources, please visit"The Elder Friendly Community Network"

 

Peter and Linda Pfann Serve Boomers & Seniors and their families with their Real Estate Decisions  in and around Greater Victoria BC, Since 1986.

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Steve and Jan Bachman
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You guys are great to pursue this avenue of service. All our friends in the 50+ age group have parental real estate problems at the moment. It can be a huge burden without the help of folks like yourselves who know the ropes. Good for you.

Mar 05, 2012 11:35 AM #1
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HI Steve and Jan,

The 50 + age group often has kids and or grand children at home as well as parents to consider, the challenges are multiple and can be very emotional and complcated

Mar 05, 2012 11:40 AM #2
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Chris Smith
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Great Newsletter Peter and Linda.  Do you mail a versio of it out to people who do not have internet?

Mar 05, 2012 01:43 PM #3
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HI Chris,

We could and likely should mail and use a print version, but have not to be honest (lack of time is the issue)

Mar 05, 2012 02:01 PM #4
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Cindy Westfall
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Hi Peter and Linda, what a great post with lots of valuable information. I've been dealing with a bit of this and with people living longer than ever, this is a something many will need to address at one time or another.

Mar 05, 2012 07:41 PM #5
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Hi Cindy,

Every week we see somebody with a variety of age related challenges personally or in their family, and having some directions, tips and resources become very important.

Mar 05, 2012 08:33 PM #6
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Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
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Great post Peter and Linda, and Kudos to you for putting together that terrific newsletter each month.  That is a time consuming task.

Mar 06, 2012 05:21 AM #7
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The Pfanntastic Pfanns have done it again - a very useful resource for seniors in the Victoria area!  Great job, Peter and Linda!

Mar 06, 2012 10:09 AM #8
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HI Al,

Thank you for the kind words, our affiliation with CPCA and EFCn assists us in being able to compile and provide much of this information on a regular base.

Mar 06, 2012 10:31 AM #9
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Hi Karen,

You are too kind, we try to give as much information for our aging readers and clients as possible in one place and hopefully they gain benefits from the information

Mar 06, 2012 10:32 AM #10
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David Artigliere
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Peter & Linda-

wow, what a great, informational blog here.  You have much-needed advice for those caregivers, aging readers and even threw a recipe in there.  Great!

Mar 06, 2012 12:31 PM #11
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SUGGESTED! Well... if I wasn't prepared BEFORE I moved my parents here, I am now. It's been 5 years. In those 5 years my father passed away from complications from Alzheimer's and we are not staying with my mother who has dementia because she can no longer life by herself. Has it been easy? NO WAY? Has it been worth it? YOU BET! GREAT post!

Mar 06, 2012 08:51 PM #12
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Hi David 

thanks for the support, we work and assist with many aging people and their care givers and we hope our information benefits them

Hi Joni,

Thanks for the suggest, we started focussing on the aging after having assisted an amazing lady with dementia and initially had great difficulty in finding solutions for her, and we committed to become a resouce and voice for those in need

Mar 06, 2012 09:27 PM #13
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From the title, I would think Boomers are NOT Seniors..........made me smile.....I will turn 64 in October, so the idea of NOT being a senior is pretty cool with me!

Mar 07, 2012 05:51 AM #14
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HI Barbara - Jo,

As Linda Says, we are only as old as we feel, and every day that I look in the mirror, I ask myself who is that guy...... that ain't me...

Mar 07, 2012 10:53 AM #15
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Cara Marcelle Mancuso
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Another great newsletter.  I think I'm going to try those potatoes tonight!

Mar 07, 2012 03:57 PM #16
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Hi Cara,

thank you for your kind words let us know how you like the recipe..

 

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