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  • Combating Social Isolation
  • Mandatory Direct Deposit
  • Canadian Income Survey 2012
  • Pre-Budget Brief
  • Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
  • Income Tax Benefits and Credits
  • What's New for this Tax-filing season
  • Commentary:
             In Praise of Older Seniors
  • Board Highlights
  • Book Review
  • Film Review
  • Items from the Quarterly Publication Canadian Pensioners Concerned
    MARCH 2015 Vol. 41 #1
    Editor: Dorothy Archer
    Layout: Margaret Gunhouse
    Editorial Board: The Executive

    Canadian Pensioners Concerned, Inc.
    225 Brunswick Ave. Toronto ON. M5S 2M6
    Phone: 416.964.9223 ext. 240
    Toll-free: 1.800.264.2784
    E-mail: canpension@gmail.com

    Issues of CPC Viewpoint are published March, June, September, and December.
    Submissions are welcome, subject to editing,
    and must be received by the third week of the month prior to publication.

    Articles and AGM ReportsArchives


    COMBATTING SOCIAL ISOLATION
    The risks of social isolation and loneliness are emerging issues for Canadian seniors, as shown in the recent report of the National Seniors Council. The scientific literature indicates that 10 to 43 percent of community-dwelling seniors in North America are socially isolated.......
    Read more here....


    CANADIAN PENSIONERS
    CONCERNED

    DATE: April 27,
    2015 Metro Hall, Rooms 308 309
    55 John Street, Toronto
    11:00 a.m. doors open at 10:30 a.m.

      LAUREN BATES
      A senior lawyer from
      the Law Commission of Ontario
      Speaking at 1:15:
         "Reforming Laws on
             Capacity and Decision-making"

    Lunch $10
    For more information
       416 964 9223 ext. 240

    NEW MANDATORY ENROLLMENT
      FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT OF GOVERNMENT PAYMENTS


    The Government of Canada is making enrollment for direct deposit of government payments mandatory as of April 1, 2016. This means that the federal government will no longer be issuing cheques for government payments.......
    Read more here....

    CANADIAN INCOME SURVEY 2012
    This is the first release of data from the new Canadian Income Survey (CIS). It is based on annual income information for the 2012 reference year.....
    Read more here....


    PRE-BUDGET BRIEF
    We congratulate the government in its commitment to reduce poverty, its work to reduce environmental degradation, and its efforts to move the healthcare system into the 21st century. We are encouraged to see that the government sees the importance of its active participation in improving the lives and opportunities of all its citizens.......
    Read more here....

    PRESENTATION REGARDING ONTARIO RETIREMENT PENSION PLAN

    CPC President Barbara Kilbourn attended the consultation session on the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan in Toronto on February 11. Each speaker was allotted three minutes and Ms Kilbourn made the following points: People of all ages are entitled to look forward to living their senior years free of the dread of poverty and its consequences for their quality of Life......
    Read more here....



    CLAIM YOUR INCOME TAX BENEFITS AND CREDIT
    There are several benefits and credits designed for seniors......
    Read more here....


    WHATS NEW FOR THIS TAX-FILING SEASON?

    The CRAs online services are fast, easy, and secure. You can use them to file your income tax and benefit return, make a payment, track your refund, receive your notice of assessment, and more.....
    Read more here....



    COMMENTARY: IN PRAISE OF OLDER SENIORS

    I helped a lady at the subway station and she said "I am sorry I am such a bother to you but my life is almost over because Im 89".....
    Read more here....



    BOARD HIGHLIGHTS Housing, Budget,Correspondence, April 27
    Read more here....



            BOOK REVIEW
    The 36-Hour Day
    by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins John Hopkins University Press, 2011

    A description of dementia is followed by the right kind of medical help that is needed to deal with the characteristic behavioural symptom of these illnesses. Preventing and delaying cognitive decline is covered. Read more here....

    FILM REVIEW
    The Theory of Everything
    Directed by James Marsh, 2014

    This movie is a biopic on the life of celebrated physicist, Stephen Hawking. The story is based on the memoirs of Jane Hawking, his first wife. Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar in the best actor category for his brilliant portrayal of Hawking and Felicity Jones, in the role of Jane Wilde Hawking, was nominated for best supporting actress.
    Read more here....



    Is there another word for synonym?

     

    Dan Propp of Richmond B.C. sent an announcement of books he has published recently:
    Nostalgic Roads, The Postcard Photographer, Landing on My Feet.
    For more information and to order go to www.nostalgicroads.weebly.com

    THE DIFFERENCE
    A university professor set an examination question in which he asked students to describe the difference between ignorance and apathy.
    The professor had to give an A+ to a student who answered: "I don't know and I don"t care."
    Richard Pratt