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...
There’s never been a better time for HomeSharing!

There’s never been a better time for HomeSharing!

Accredited Seniors Real Estate Specialist *SRES Dorothy Mazeau has been in the real estate business for a long time. A former Architect and a Licensed Realtor, she knows a thing or two about housing! She’s also been homesharing, in one form or another, for over 40...