This publication provides general information about Powers of Attorney that deal with finances and property, and general information about joint bank accounts. As laws dealing with Powers of Attorney are specific to each province and territory, it is important to understand the laws where you live before making any decisions. It is also important, before opening a joint bank account, to understand the legal consequences associated with such accounts. 24 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This handout describes aging in place and it's benefits. It includes a checklist to help individuals to assess their readiness and preferences in a variety of domains. 20 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This information sheet explains what aging in place is, why having a plan is important and when one should start planning. 1 page. Last reviewed June 2018.

This handout is intended to assist older Canadians to plan for their future and to age in their own homes, in their communities. 12 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This bilingual handout aimed at Canadian seniors provides an overview of the benefits for volunteering. 14 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This webpage from the Government of Canada is intended to help older Canadians determine which benefits they may be eligible for. Last reviewed June 2018. 

This report for the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors (Canada) provides an introduction to the issue of social isolation, how to prevent and address social isolation and suggestions for next steps. 56 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This website discusses the different types of technology that can help older adults with everyday life. Assisted living facilities offer an appealing solution for many seniors, but smart home automation can make independent living comfortable and help with the daily tasks of home management. Last reviewed June 2018.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 PM EDT. This webinar presented by Karen Henderson, will provide practical tips on planning for and meeting both the little and big planning challenges that face us all—from when is the right time to retire, to re-evaluating your location, to an easy way to keep your advance directive current. Helpful resources will also be provided. Register here.

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