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Don’t dread old age

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Old age need not be dreaded if it is the culmination of a well-spent life

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Down to the brass tax

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The province has a looming baby boomer retirement problem, crumbling municipal infrastructure, and a lack of capacity at the municipal level to deal with all this. Restructuring tax collection could help immensely.

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On growing older

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Traveling among different cultures requires flexibility and adaptiveness. Are these qualities that become more difficult as we grow older?

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Long term caring

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Elder care strategy needs to be a higher priority in this province. Here’s how we can start.

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Who is using the local food banks?

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The folks over at cbc.ca/nl have started to use clever graphics to deliver interesting information, and has done so again with new statistics from Food Banks Canada’s annual Hunger Count report. You can check out the very long graphic here, but if you’d rather just the text, take a look below. Food Bank Use in Newfoundland and Labrador 28,642 – Number of people in NL served by a food bank this March 37.3% – Percentage of those people who were children 9,090 – Number of households that have used food banks 67% – Percentage of food bank users who are tenants of social housing 56% – Percentage of food bank users that are women 5% – Percentage of food bank users that are over 65 1.2% – Percentage of food bank users that are post-secondary students 7% – Percentage food bank use dropped from 2010 5.1% – Percentage food bank…

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