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August 4th, 2016
How New Tax Benefit Notices are Making Life Easier

How New Tax Benefit Notices are Making Life Easier

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(NC) With newly designed tax benefits correspondence from the Canada Revenue Agency, it’s now easier than ever to find what you’re looking for. Now, all the information you need is all on the first page.   As part of an initiative to improve the way it serves and communicates with Canadians, the CRA made changes

July 28th, 2016
3 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe and Healthy During a Heat Wave

3 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe and Healthy During a Heat Wave

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(NC) Remember how desperate we were for warmth during those long, cold winter months? This can be hard to believe when the mercury rises and the summer heat turns into a little too much of a good thing. This can be especially true for our pets. As the days get longer and the weather gets

July 20th, 2016
How to Protect Seniors Against Fraud and Financial Abuse

How to Protect Seniors Against Fraud and Financial Abuse

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(NC) In this age of technology, it’s important for Canadians to continually be on guard against fraud and offers that seem too good to be true. Seniors, in particular, are often targeted by fraudsters. According to the Government of Canada, financial abuse of seniors is the most common form of elder abuse in Canada. Those

July 13th, 2016
5 Small Ways to Make a Big Difference in Your Community

5 Small Ways to Make a Big Difference in Your Community

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(NC) If it seems like your life is only getting busier and you have less time to give back to your local community, you’re not alone. Between commutes, carpools, appointments and just wanting to be outside, it can be hard to find time to fit everything you want to do in your day. But if

July 6th, 2016
Airport Security Screening Tips for Seniors

Airport Security Screening Tips for Seniors

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(NC) During the busy summer months, airports can get crowded and the thought of going through security screening might be stressful. But with a little preparation and these tips from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), you’ll have nothing left to do except sit back, relax and wait for takeoff. Pack large liquid containers

June 29th, 2016
Five Quirky Facts About Canada You May Not Know

Five Quirky Facts About Canada You May Not Know

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(NC) With three coastlines, six time zones, 10 provinces and three territories spread out over almost 10 million square kilometres, Canada is one of the most geographically diverse nations on earth. We also have one of the most diverse populations. As Canadians prepare for the 2016 Census, it’s worth looking back at some of the

June 21st, 2016
6 Simple Sun-Safety Quick Tips

6 Simple Sun-Safety Quick Tips

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(NC) After months of dark, dreary days it’s finally time for some fun in the sun – and for many of us, this could begin with a refresher on how to keep ourselves and our families sun-safe. Preventing sunburn is a well-documented Banana Boat specialty, so take a look at the brand’s six simple steps

June 14th, 2016
3 Indispensable Tips for Seniors on Smartphone Safety

3 Indispensable Tips for Seniors on Smartphone Safety

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(NC) Do you remember rotary dials, party lines and payphones? These days, the world is just a touchscreen away. The technology is fascinating but for seniors especially, it’s important to balance convenience with security and privacy precautions. The following three tips will help you enjoy all the benefits smartphones offer, worry free: Be App Safe

June 6th, 2016
You Can Find Joy After Stroke

You Can Find Joy After Stroke

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(NC) Stroke inflicts varying degrees of lifestyle changes, impairments and challenges for over 400,000 Canadians each year. The uphill battle faced by stroke patients is different for each survivor, however with the help of specialized medical professionals in the field, the path to recovery is made smoother. Dr. Tania Henriques, a rehabilitation physician based in

May 31st, 2016
Sock It To Foot Injuries

Sock It To Foot Injuries

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(NC) Socks may peek out from the bottom of a pair of pants or be hidden entirely within a pair of shoes, but foot experts say they are an important part of our wardrobe and that we should choose our socks carefully. “When it comes to sock shopping, people typically fall into two categories. They


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