You may have heard the phrase, aging in place, as Alberta Health Services, the province, and the federal government all emphasize the need of it—but what does it actually mean.  One definition of aging in place is "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level."  Aging in place allows seniors to have a choice or option in their living arrangements and care.
One article described aging in place as a symphony

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Our Province offers wonderful benefits to people over 65 in every season of their lives. The important thing to remember about these benefits is that they are income based.  For single seniors, the income threshold is $25,800 for primary benefits only, and $21,400 for primary and secondary benefits. For senior couples, the threshold is $41,900 for primary benefits only and $33,700 for primary and secondary benefits.
If you still own your home and are eligible, Alberta Seniors Benefits offers fina

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When a loved one has to be moved into a facility because they need a higher level of care, how is the spouse or family expected to handle the additional cost?
The Government is aware of this dilemma that many seniors experience.  This enforced separation of spouses is called involuntary separation. This term means that for financial purposes, the Government will consider each spouse and their situation separately from the other rather than as a couple living together in the same house.  Thus, the

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There comes a time when we all have to downsize and think about moving into a smaller unit.  Our families are gone and we really don't need or want so much space or the responsibility of maintenance and upkeep. A senior who was going through her "stuff" and what she should get rid of, found the following article entitled "Here's the Stuff":
"Every fall I start stirring my stuff. There is closet stuff, drawer stuff, attic stuff, and basement stuff. I separate the good stuff from the bad stuff, the

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