Shared Housing – An Idea Whose Time Has Come!

We read an article recently about a cohousing initiative that had come to fruition in the United Kingdom after 18 years of planning and design. While the model is a little different from what we talk about here at Golden Girls Canada, the crux of that initiative...

Let’s Talk Elder Abuse

In Canada June is designated “Seniors Month.”  Across the nation, Seniors month is generally viewed as a time to recognize and celebrate older adults and their many contributions and achievements. In the US, this recognition takes place in the month of May. Regardless...

Senior Living and the Spring Real Estate Market

Spring has long been associated with an uptick in the real estate market. Seen as the ideal time to sell, the market often becomes saturated with homes in April, May and June. Families are looking to relocate so the kids can settle in for the summer, adjusting to a...

Budget Management “Senior Style”

Many seniors approach the “golden” years with a little less “gold” in their pocket than perhaps they had planned on. It can be challenging to manage a budget when one is living on a relatively fixed income; expenses are anything but fixed! Frankly, it’s one of the...

Are you Felix or Oscar?

We might be dating ourselves but there was a show on TV in the early 70’s called “The Odd Couple.” It was based on a 1968 movie by the same name starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon.  The premise behind both the movie and the show was how two people of quite...

Age is Just a Number! Or is it?

  When affordable housing is on the line – are you a Senior? Those in the business of marketing affordable housing options to seniors, know that understanding their demographic is critically important. In today’s constantly changing market however, determining...

The Golden Years just got more Golden!

We’ve been talking about homesharing options for those seniors who aren’t quite ready for (or simply can’t afford) a retirement home but want to spend time with others in a convivial, congenial atmosphere, at a price that won’t break the bank. Recent legislation, as...

What’s in a Name?

The TV Show Golden Girls is a term many of you might be familiar with and perhaps readily associate with a TV show that was popular in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Estelle Getty and Rue McClanahan, it featured four women who were...

Interview with Dorothy Mazeau on From A Women's Perspective with Marilyn Wetston starting at 22:45 min.