Share Your Space!

Share Your Space!

Homesharing is in the news again and it makes total sense to us. With a rapidly aging population and no real conclusive housing strategy in place for assisting seniors with downsizing, the concept of homesharing is gaining more and more traction and that’s making...

Challenges to Air BNBs Are Good News for Homesharing!

Challenges to Air BNBs Are Good News for Homesharing!

Bylaw changes are potentially coming to the City of Toronto. These no doubt will be followed not long after by changes to the bylaws of municipalities near you. These changes have to do with regulations around the rental of both homes, and individual rooms within...

Sssshhhh – It’s a Secret!

Sssshhhh – It’s a Secret!

Recently, we sat down to ponder topics for upcoming blogs and to make a list of what the Golden Girls audience might be interested in learning more about. As we did so, we realized that ironically, perhaps the first thing we need to discuss – is “Why aren’t we, as...

Breaking News!

Breaking News!

These days we turn to the Internet for just about everything. A quick Google search will allow you to find information on topics as varied as astrophysics to the various uses for zinc oxide – in other words, anything from A – Z. With that in mind, the team here at...

Home-Sharing – The Triple “F” Benefit!

Home-Sharing – The Triple “F” Benefit!

Are you part of the “Silver Tsunami” sweeping North America and the globe? The term, first thought to have been coined in the late 1980’s, refers to the baby boomer demographic rapidly becoming seniors and who, in so doing, are causing a cumulative and generational...

Living Large in a “Downsized” Life!

Living Large in a “Downsized” Life!

We’ve spent quite a bit of time, these last few blogs, talking about what it’s like to enter into a home sharing arrangement. We’ve talked about the monetary advantages, the benefits of home-sharing as it helps to combat loneliness and social isolation and how it can...

Shared Housing – An Idea Whose Time Has Come!

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

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

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”

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?

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...