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by Laurie Salvador, Salvador Davis & Co. Notaries Public –  In the past 30-some-odd years I have had the distinct honour of being chosen to take care of elderly clients’ affairs. This is probably due to the longevity of our firm’s presence in the community and our reputation for honesty and integrity. I have been power of attorney for many clients, and executrix for many more. My pet peeve is elder abuse, and I have seen some pretty unsavoury situations. More often than not, the abuser is dependent on theRead More
by Lara Gladych –  To kick off the new year, Seaside Magazine is introducing something new for readers. We want to live up to our slogan of being “the voice of the Saanich Peninsula,” so, in every issue, we’ll be asking people to answer a simple question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. This January, as some of us set goals and resolutions, we inevitably ponder what the year ahead holds for us. In keeping with this sentiment, our very firstRead More

Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Top Stories

Seniors in the Workforce

by Rhonda Todrick –  Baby Boomers, defined as those born between 1946 and 1965, are now 50 to 69 years old. The Boomer generation comprises 27% of the population and those over 65 make up 16% of the population. The number of new retirees in Canada has jumped from 170,000 annually five years ago to nearly 250,000. We are seeing a huge spike in Canadian workers over 65 in the past decade – a 140% increase, and women over 65 have doubled their participation in the workforce. Who will make upRead More
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Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Top Stories

Retirement: Preparing the Road Ahead

by Jo Barnes –  Low on gas. The occasional pothole. And to top it all off … those nasty inflation speed bumps. Navigating the road of retirement is like handling the hazards and unforeseen events along the highway, but with the assistance of reliable expertise and good planning, you can enjoy the journey. “You have to plan for the worst and hope for the best,” says Darren Proulx, CPA. While planning for retirement seems overwhelming, knowing some key things will kick-start the process. Take a good look at how you’ll beRead More

Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Top Stories

Moving Into Care Isn’t Always Living Apart

by Deborah Rogers –  Immediately noticeable when you meet Ruth and Ward Gammell is the warmth and affection between them. They sit close together and Ward touches Ruth’s arm and checks she is comfortable before they turn their attention to the question asked. Theirs is a story of lifelong love – two people married for an extraordinary 73 years, true partners since they met over 74 years ago. After a busy lifetime together, Ward and Ruth now live at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Ruth has been there since October 2015Read More