Tag: sandwich generation

Canada’s aging demographic is set to shake up your business. Are you ready?

In the Mackenzie Ballroom of the Fairmont Waterfront on Tuesday, BC Care Providers Association CEO Daniel Fontaine delivered a keynote address that was, in equal parts, sobering and optimistic. With more people over the age of 65 than under 15, Canada is on the brink of a major demographic shift that will alter its economic, social […]

Opinion: My aging mum didn’t want to be a burden. And that was a burden.

By Melanie P. Merriman My mother’s words sounded harsh – “I never want to live with either one of my girls” – but I didn’t take offense. It was her way of saying she never wanted to be dependent on us, or anyone. After our father died, my sister Barbara and I knew that Mum would […]