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  • Reform Powers of Attorney
  • Woodsworth Award
  • Inter Pares and Likhaan
  • Baby Boomers and Health
  • A National Housing Strategy
  • Aging in Toronto Today
  • AGM and Annual Reports
  • Commentary
  • Take Note
  • Board Highlights
  • Book Review
  • Film Review
  • Items from the Quarterly Publication Canadian Pensioners Concerned
    JUNE 2015 Vol. 41 #2
    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


    REFORM POWERS OF ATTORNEY
    Law Commission of Ontario was created in 2007 to recommend law reform measures to enhance the legal system’s relevance, effectiveness and accessibility.
    After broad consultation, which was completed in 2012, capacity and decision-making law was identified as an area for reform.......
    Read more here....

    WOODSWORTH AWARD
    The Award was established by the Board of CPC in 2000 to honour the memory of Jean Woodsworth, for her lifetime commitment and action on social issues.......
    Read more here....

    INTER PARES AND LIKHAAN:
        THE STRUGGLE FOR A BETTER LIFE FOR WOMEN IN THE PHILIPPINES
    "Like any group of community organizers, we started by listening to the women about their problems and what they thought were the causes.
    We listened also to their dreams and how they thought they might achieve them. I have never witnessed urban poverty like this"
        .....Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio, Chair of Likhaan Centre for Women’s Health

    Read more here....


    BABY BOOMERS ARE NOT AS HEALTHY AS PREVIOUSLY BELIEVED –
          BUT GEN X HAS NO REASON TO GLOAT
    A University of Toronto study published in the March 2015 issue of the Milbank Quarterly suggests that baby boomers are not likely to be healthier than other generations.......
    Read more here....

    A NATIONAL HOUSING STRATEGY IS PART OF “SOLIDARITY AGAINST INEQUALITY”

    Our mission statement includes our current concern that governments in Canada have neglected to agree upon a National Housing Strategy
    to ensure that every person living in this country is able to have her or his own housing......
    Read more here....



    AGING IN TORONTO TODAY
    Five seniors’ groups have come together to form the foundation for Toronto Network of Organizations of Seniors.
    Our goal is to work together with the municipal government and all other levels of government to help promote and make Toronto a leader in the Age-Friendly City movement. ......

    Read more here....


    CPC GENERAL MEETING AND ANNUAL REPORTS

    Nominating Committee, Board of Directors 2015-2016, Message From The President and Annual reports of:
         the Treasurer, the Economic Concerns Committee, the Health Committee, the Metro Issues Committee, the Editor of Viewpoint, the Housing Committee.....
    Read more here....



    COMMENTARY:  SUPERB WATERFRONT TOURIST ATTRACTION

    Toronto could give a splashy kick-off to Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations coming up in 2017 by creating a superb new national attraction......
    Read more here....



    TAKE NOTE

    Finding your way safety kits are now available in Arabic, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu as well as English, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.
    These kits contain tools to assist caregivers to ensure the safety of a senior with dementia without depriving them of their independence or dignity.
    Read more here....



    BOARD HIGHLIGHTS

    Participated with four other organizations, CARP Toronto, Care Watch, Toronto Council on Aging and Toronto Seniors’ Forum,
        in the preparation and presentation of a Brief on Aging in Toronto.
    Read more here....



            BOOK REVIEW
    The Victorians: Britain through the Paintings of the Age
    By Jeremy Paxman

    This is a different approach to social history and a very interesting one.
    The book, which is a tie-in to a BBC series, is divided into five sections and each has text about life in Britain in the 19th century and reproductions, in colour, of paintings of the time.
    Read more here....

    FILM REVIEW
    Still Alice
    Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, 2015

    This is a sober film about one family’s confronting a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. The main character is fifty year old Alice Howland (Julianne Moore).
    Read more here....



    Why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in our driveways
    and put our useless junk in the garage?

                        June is Seniors Month. Enjoy it!