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".
Our 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.
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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
Many 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?
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:
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
Peter 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 commitment 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.