Our Province offers wonderful benefits to people over 65 in every season of their lives. The important thing to remember about these benefits is that they are income based.  For single seniors, the income threshold is $25,800 for primary benefits only, and $21,400 for primary and secondary benefits. For senior couples, the threshold is $41,900 for primary benefits only and $33,700 for primary and secondary benefits.
If you still own your home and are eligible, Alberta Seniors Benefits offers fina

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When a loved one has to be moved into a facility because they need a higher level of care, how is the spouse or family expected to handle the additional cost?
The Government is aware of this dilemma that many seniors experience.  This enforced separation of spouses is called involuntary separation. This term means that for financial purposes, the Government will consider each spouse and their situation separately from the other rather than as a couple living together in the same house.  Thus, the

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There comes a time when we all have to downsize and think about moving into a smaller unit.  Our families are gone and we really don't need or want so much space or the responsibility of maintenance and upkeep. A senior who was going through her "stuff" and what she should get rid of, found the following article entitled "Here's the Stuff":
"Every fall I start stirring my stuff. There is closet stuff, drawer stuff, attic stuff, and basement stuff. I separate the good stuff from the bad stuff, the

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On July 22nd, we celebrated the birth of the future King of England, the Prince of Cambridge, George, Alexander, Louis.  His life will make its mark on history as we get to watch him grow and develop.
Volunteering is a wonderful way to leave your mark on our community and make a difference in someone's life.  Start each day with the goal of adding something positive to the lives of those around you.  That could be a smile, a kind word, an encouraging word, a helping hand, a gentle touch, a friend

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