Is Simply Having A Will Enough Anymore (Part 2)?

  • January 14, 2020
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WHAT IS THE WILLS VARIATION ACT? In a nutshell, the British Columbia Wills Variation Act is the statute which permits a surviving spouse or children to contest a will on the basis that it does not make adequate provision for the claimant. The class of eligible claimants includes the surviving spouse, common-law spouse, same-sex spouse and both the natural and...

A True Passion for Seniors

  • January 14, 2020
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Interview by Anne Marie Moro, editorCherish at Central Park is a resort-style independent living retirement community in the heart of the West Shore. Micky Fleming, its president and CEO, is committed to making life for her residents the absolute best it can possibly be. It’s what energizes her every day. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Alberta, a culture that encourages people to...

Cheers to a New Chapter

  • January 7, 2019
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By Jackie Gray, Executive Director, Cherish at Central ParkWhen you start feeling like the house, the yard, cooking, laundry, and grocery shopping are all getting to be too much, you might be ready for something in housing that serves you better! You know you’re not ready for the classic “old folks’ home.” But you are ready to take life a little easier and...

Memorial Jewelry: A Beautiful Way to Remember

  • December 1, 2018
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Blog Article by Arbor MemorialIn the Victorian era (1837-1901), mourning jewelry was a common way to memorialize a loved one. The fashion was popularized by Queen Victoria, who was so devastated by her husband Prince Albert’s death, that she wore mourning clothes for the remainder of her life. Queen Victoria favoured jet mourning jewelry, which was deep black – a...

Spread Some Holiday Cheer

  • December 1, 2018
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By Jackie Gray, Executive Director, Cherish at Central ParkDo you remember when you were a kid or when you had a young family—the excitement of Christmas? The shopping, the presents, the meals, baking goodies, decorating, the laughter and all the fun! The holidays were a time when families gathered together to celebrate. But, for many seniors, it can be a...

Cannabis and Seniors Weighing the Risks

  • November 1, 2018
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Weighing the Risks"Is it going to decrease the number of medications or painkillers I take every day?” “How will cannabis affect how I think and function day to day?” “Will it increase my heart rate or my risk of falling?” “Is cannabis going to relieve my pain?”These are the types of questions the Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health is studying...

Is Cannabis Oil a Natural Solution?

  • November 1, 2018
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Is Cannabis Oil a Natural Solution?"Is it going to decrease the number of medications or painkillers I take every day?”  "Will I feel high?" "Will I see things?”  "Will I jump off a building?”  "Is ‘Reefer Madness’ real?" "What about eating it?” Come get answers to your questions and learn more about CBD oil—a natural, non-hallucinogenic ingredient extracted from cannabis— that may...

A Time to Remember

  • September 1, 2018
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By Bruce Simpson, Cemetery Manager Hatley Memorial GardensThe need to say goodbye is a universal human experience. Through every era and across all cultures, our families, friends and communities commemorate the death of someone special with ceremonies to mark their passing. Over the years in Canada, this ritual has become a standardized service recognized as the “classic funeral.” This beautiful,...

HAPPINESS IN A HOME YOU LOVE

  • June 1, 2018
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Cherish at Central Park is community living at its best. It’s dedicated to creating an inclusive, resort-style independent living retirement community for people 55+. Located in the heart of the West Shore, the emphasis is on building a community where you can enjoy a carefree lifestyle, each other’s company and access to an exceptional variety of resources and services for...

Is Simply Having A Will Enough Anymore?

  • June 1, 2018
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As a trusted Certified Financial Planner & Elder Planning Counselor, I help Seniors navigate the options for constructing estate plans that maximum benefits and minimize complications!In some cases, having a will may not be enough. We are all aware that family dynamics are becoming increasingly diverse, and when it comes to planning your legacy, things are rarely as simple as...
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