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DARCE FARDY: Family discussion on going into care closing in

Six years ago I wrote My Story, a story about my life, to give the grandkids some idea of what it was like in my day. I read it again recently and aced it. I remembered everything. Dorothea and I have now volunteered for another project. Home-based older adults and their care team … with […]

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Slam the scam – Protect yourself against fraud

Know how to recognize a scam There are many fraud types, including new ones invented daily. Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, […]

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Online shopping tips to avoid scams

(NC) Online shopping is a favourite pastime for many — it’s easy, and done in the comfort of your own home, meaning you don’t need to battle traffic, crowds or line-ups to get your favourite items. But many deals you see online are too good to be true. These can range from cheap designer purses […]

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DARCE FARDY: Dementia and keeping life’s glass half full

Editor’s note: More than half a million Canadians are living with dementia. That number is expected to nearly double over the next decade. As part of a special package for Alzheimer’s awareness month, The Chronicle Herald is offering readers a novel in e-book form that follows the story of an Atlantic Canadian family coping with […]

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Powers of Attorney

What every older Canadian should know about: Powers of attorney (for financial matters and property) and joint bank accounts. Download file.

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