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When (Y)Our Help is Refused

“I don’t need anything…. I am fine…… Leave me alone…..” Do any of these refrains sound familiar to you? Last week I was part of a conversation during which a group of woman friends got together to brain storm ways to assist another one of their friends, who has a…

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Compensation as Attorney for Personal Care: Guided by Reasonableness and Proportionality

The 2021 decision in Sasso v. Sasso[1] was recently affirmed by the Ontario Court of Appeal. The Sasso case has a few interesting aspects to it but for the purpose of this blog I focus on the claim for compensation which was made by an attorney for personal care. Although…

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Family gatherings and the 6th wave.

I asked a friend how her holiday family dinners were and she shared an interesting and to me, sad story.  The dinner was being held at her cousin’s home in lieu of it being held at the cousin’s mother’s home as was the usual tradition.  The mother and her sister…

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April 5th is National Caregiver Day

Happy Monday. Last week’s blog stressed the importance of recognizing the gift and sacrifice that Canadians caregivers provide to their family and friends on a daily basis. April 5th is National Caregiver Day when we recognize the nearly 8 million Canadians who care for family and friends who have chronic…

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Supporting Caregivers- Every Day

As we finally say goodbye to March and hopefully our  cold, snowy Canadian weather, I am looking forward to warmer days and resuming our new normal, whatever that might look like.  With April around the corner, our new month starts with National Family Caregiver Day, which is recognized on the…

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Aging At Home and In Your Own Community: NORCS

These last few years have made many of us reconsider where and how we want to live in our older years. We have questions/concerns about where we will live, when we are no longer able to remain in our homes and this seems to be a topic discussed regularly.  Most…

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“I am woman, hear me roar…

…In numbers too big to ignore And I know too much to go back an’ pretend ‘Cause I’ve heard it all before” -Helen Reddy 1971 As the ‘regular’ Monday blogger, I am very pleased to have an opportunity to connect with you today. Tomorrow is International Women’s Day- a day…

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CareBots are (hopefully) coming soon….

It was 3 years ago this week that I enjoyed my last big trip away; a trip to Japan and Taiwan, that now feels like a life time ago. At that time Japan was leading the field in their use of technology and care robots.  They are still leading the…

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We are all feeling something…. different

Today’s newsfeed story: “It’s just another pandemic Monday”  Thank you Heather Mallick, Monday January 17, 2022.  I guess we are all feeling ‘something’. Yesterday was my father’s birthday.  He would have turned 93 if he hadn’t died when he was 69.  I find it interesting how we like to do…

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My Annual Holiday Estates Jingle

I started this holiday jingle in 2011; I have added new stanzas each year. I hope you enjoy it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ T’was the fight before Christmas, when all families know, It’s better to forgive than tell them to F. O., Mom probably liked you better, if memory serves, So while I am…

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