The Art of Retirement

In today’s Vancouver Sun, there is an independent section by Mediaplanet on The Art of Retirement. Topics include:

  • Planning your retirement early
  • Retirement planning: a family affair
  • Retirement communities: why didn’t I move sooner?
  • Investment fraud: it can happen to you
  • How age-friendly is your business?
  • Finding your style: how do you want to retire?
  • Age-related hearing loss: the challenge and the solutions

Here’s a few excerpts:

Age-related hearing loss: the challenge and the solutions

By Marilyn O. Dahl, President, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, BC Chapter 

There’s an old saying that it takes a person 9 years to admit they have a hearing loss, another nine years to get tested. 

The person with a hearing problem is often the last to notice it, because hearing loss tends to come on gradually and subtly. So it is not only denial but an unawareness of how much they are missing, and of the fact that untreated hearing loss can be harmful to health. Read more.

Retirement communities: why didn’t I move sooner?

By Marlene Williams, Executive Director, BC Seniors Living Association

Retirement communities allow you to focus on making the most of your golden years.

It is a tough decision to leave a home that has been your safe haven for many years. When the time comes you may ask yourself “should I stay in my home or move into a retirement community?” You should weigh the pros and cons and then move in because you want to, and not wait until you have to. Read more.

Investment fraud: it can happen to you

By Paul Bourque, Executive Director of the British Columbia Securities Commission 

Seniors and pre-retirees are at particular risk of financial fraud. To protect ourselves, it is important to know how to spot the warning signs. Read more.

***

You can read the full section by clicking here.