Seniors

Ageing and Literacy Skills: Evidence from Canada, Norway and the United States – IZA Discussion Paper No. 6424 (2012)

In this paper, the authors examine the relationship between age and basic literacy skills in Canada, Norway, and the United States, using data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALSS).

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2014-04-11

Second Wind: The Evolving Nature of Retirement – Research Report - The Evolving Expectations and Ambitions of Canadians Eligible to Retire (2013)

An online survey undertaken in May 2013 suggests that more than half of employees over the age of 50 want to continue working in some capacity after they reach the traditional retirement age of 65.

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2014-02-18

Planning for Retirement on a Low Income: A background paper on retirement financial planning for Canadians with very low incomes (2012)

The purpose of this paper is to educate people who help low-income adults plan for their financial future. It is aimed at financial planners; staff of banks and other institutions; financial writers and broadcasters; community agencies that run tax clinics for low-income people; organizations that design and provide training in financial literacy; and friends and family of low-income people.

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2013-08-29

John Deere: Driving The Workers In The Right Direction – Case study (2011)

This case study examines how an action centre helped workers after the closure of the manufacturing plant where they worked.

In September 2008, John Deere, a manufacturer of agricultural equipment and light transportation vehicles, announced that it would close its plant in Welland, Ontario, within two years and move its operations to the United States and Mexico.

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2013-08-08

Never too old to learn: Seniors and learning in Canada (2006)

Lessons in Learning – August 22, 2006

Seniors who continue to learn help themselves by maintaining healthy brain function, and contribute to society through continued participation in the workforce and through volunteerism.

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2013-02-22

Talking Health With Seniors [Video - 16:25] (2012)

This video, prepared by the PEI Literacy Alliance, uses two scenarios to illustrate the importance of plain language and clear communication between doctors and senior citizens. In each case, actors play roles based on the kinds of situations that arise often in the medical system.

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2013-02-08

Older Adults – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is part of a series prepared by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to focus attention on a variety of literacy-related topics.

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2013-01-21

The obstacles to learning about caring for elders in Canada (2007)

Lessons in Learning – July 12, 2007

More Canadians than ever before are living to age 85 and older and many still live in their own homes, thanks to help from an informal caregiver. These caregivers, who are usually spouses or middle-aged children, are often ill-equipped for the physical, emotional, and financial toll of their responsibilities, the authors of this paper say.

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2013-01-18

Seniors' Parliament (2009)

This document provides an overview of the Seniors’ Parliament, established in the province of Quebec immediately after the Year of the Senior in 2000.

The goals of the Seniors’ Parliament include getting older people interested in how Quebec’s National Assembly works; enabling seniors to develop bills and take part in legislative debates like real members; and increasing awareness of issues of concern to seniors;

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2013-01-15

University of the Third Age (UTA) (2009)

This document provides a look at the University of the Third Age (UTA), established in 1976 by the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec. The UTA offers people over the age of 50 the chance to pursue higher education and, at the same time, increase their social interaction and cultural involvement.

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2012-12-17

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