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So you’re a senior – Your Independence Matters

In Week 2 of the Radio show for Making Our Seniors Matter focusses on Independence. Most seniors want to be independent as long as possible. I have posted the link for this week’s show at the bottom of this blog. Here are the speakers and their topics. You will find they bring some great information.

Be like the “Golden Girls/Guys”

This week the first guest was Shelley Raymond; the founder of Solterra Co-Housing. She talks about a concept to house 4 or 6 seniors in one house, with a private bedroom, sitting area and bathroom each.  Also in the house is a kitchen, living room and dining room and a laundry room.   A "house mom" cooks, cleans and drives if needed.  You can buy your portion of the home and only pay 1/4 or 1/6 of the costs of running the home, including the housekeeper! Another alternative way to live that will suit active seniors who can get along together....much like the "Golden Girls" from TV. 

Call: 1-877-833-0007 Email: Web:

How to Prevent Falls

Dr. Abbot was interviewed about preventing falls. She pointed ou the importance of nutrition, hydration and physical activity. Her goal is to have you be able to remain independent as long as possible.

I remember about 30 years ago, as a member of the Rotary Club of Bramalea, we went to local senior's houses to upgrade their Lifeline phone modem. We brought this service to the Brampton area. You will remember the commercials for this type of service “HELP, I’ve fallen and can’t get up”.

Dr. Abbott-Cambridge graduated from Brock University with Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Community Health in 2007. During this time she competed for the Brock University Varsity Rowing team and the Canadian National Rowing team. She then pursued a 4 year degree in the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) graduating in 2011. She is certified in Medical based Acupuncture from McMaster University. As well as being a certified personal trainer.

 Phone: 905-453-0032 - 10424 Chinguacousy Road, Brampton -

Seniors Scam Alert

The show had its first report from the Peel Regional Police. Constable Wells sets the stage for this and future shows. I was shocked to hear that the Peel Police receive 50 or more calls per day asking about and reporting scams. This is from people of all ages.

I am so pleased that I was approached to sponsor these Senior Scam Alerts as I often have my senior clients call me to see if I think they are being scammed. It is a very big concern in the seniors' community.

In Peel call: 905-453-2121 x3335

Financial Independence

YOUR INDEPENDENCE MATTERS and if you want to see what a truly independent investment/insurance advisor can do for you, call me at 905-846-9060, ext.3838, email me at or visit my website at

Link to the radio show:!volume-2-may-11-2015/c1vjw