CSANews Issue 31


Issue 31 Spring 1999
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Letter from the Editor Issue 31
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
CSA in Full Bloom! Letter from the Editor Issue 31 - Spring is in full bloom! People are sailing in Vancouver and Victoria, Toronto's boardwalk and University Avenue are a continuous parade of young peop....   Read more...

Ontario Delivers for CSA!
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Ontario Delivers for CSA! - On Friday, January 22, 1999 at Snowbird Extravaganza, Ontario Premier Mike Harris responded to years of lobbying efforts by the Canadian Snowbird Asso....   Read more...

Hello, Hello?
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Hello, Hello? - Pacemaker patients should be careful the next time they come in contact with a cellular phone. Sometimes, the pacemaker will mistake the signal coming....   Read more...

Grapefruit Alert
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Grapefruit Alert - CSA members Joan and Russ Stapleton wrote to advise us of an important health notice in the Kings Health Centre Health Digest. Those who drink grap....   Read more...

Home Safety
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Home Safety - The Internet provides a wealth of information ­ including some important home safety tips. Special thanks to Vicki Kirby, R.N., Community Educatio....   Read more...

Automobile Returns
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Automobile Returns - Many snowbirds use "driving service" companies to deliver their car to and from their winter destination. If they have an accident, YOUR insurance mus....   Read more...

Elder Abuse and Neglect
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Elder Abuse and Neglect - Until the 1980s, many of us felt that it could not happen in our families, on our street or in our community. With the assistance of professional and ....   Read more...

1999 Annual General Meeting
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
1999 Annual General Meeting - A beautiful Florida morning in January brought out a large number of faithful Canadian Snowbird Association members to the seventh Annual General Meet....   Read more...

Customs Preclearance
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Customs Preclearance - Federal legislation designed to give U.S. officers at Canadian airports wider search and detention powers is too sweeping and needs to be tempered, im....   Read more...

U of T's Jack Clark Chair
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
U of T's Jack Clark Chair - U of T's Faculty of Medicine's Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (CRND) is a world leader in Parkinson's Disease research. Typically, ....   Read more...

A Great Beginning to 1999
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
A Great Beginning to 1999 - The Canadian Snowbird Association ­ and all of our members ­ is certainly enjoying a historic start to 1999. We have received tremendous news from t....   Read more...

Government Insurance Benefits... An Oxymoron?
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Government Insurance Benefits... An Oxymoron? - Government Insurance Benefits ­ the word oxymoron comes to mind, like jumbo shrimp, postal service and border-crossing assistance. There are still pe....   Read more...

Government Relations Report
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Government Relations Report - Throughout the past year, the CSA has left no stone unturned in our attempts to promote and enhance the independence of members. We have been diligent....   Read more...

SEGREGATED MUTUAL FUNDS: Are They Too Good to be True?
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
SEGREGATED MUTUAL FUNDS: Are They Too Good to be True? - Would you like the benefit of the higher returns of American, Western European and Canadian blue chip equity mutual funds without a risk to your capit....   Read more...

Snowbird Extravaganza 1999!
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Snowbird Extravaganza 1999! - Hi folks! Congratulations to all the folks who made this event even better than last year's. We had a trailer-load of service and product displays,....   Read more...

On the road again!
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
On the road again! - I was invited to many Snowbird events this winter and I thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. As I mentioned earlier, it's amazing how much enthusiasm....   Read more...

Executive Director's Report Issue 31
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 31 - Most of you are aware that the United Nations has declared 1999 as International Year of Older Persons [IYOP]. All over the world, people in local....   Read more...

Call in the Substitutes
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Call in the Substitutes - Adopting a more healthful diet may mean trading in some of your favourite foods and ingredients for lower-fat versions. Once you get started, substitu....   Read more...

New Drugs Offer Hope for Osteoarthritis
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
New Drugs Offer Hope for Osteoarthritis - Osteoarthritis sufferers now have four new drugs that promise pain relief for patients with this affliction: Vioxx, Celebrex, Hyalgan and Synvisc. Acc....   Read more...

Volunteer Work
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Volunteer Work - An estimated 23% of Canadian seniors contribute some time each week as unpaid volunteers. Many other seniors look after children. In 1995, just under ....   Read more...

Most Live at Home
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Most Live at Home - The vast majority of seniors live at home. In fact, in 1996, 93% of all people aged 65 and older lived in a private household. Fifty eight per cent of....   Read more...

Cigarettes at Extravaganza '99
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Cigarettes at Extravaganza '99 - Dear Bird Talk, We have been members of CSA for the past seven years and also use some of the services. We are generally in agreement and apprecia....   Read more...

New Zealand
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
New Zealand - Dear Bird Talk, I have just returned from New Zealand where I spent a second winter in that country. Hence, I would like to start a Canadian chapte....   Read more...

Medical Evacuation
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Medical Evacuation - Dear Bird Talk, I feel the following letter would be helpful to all snowbirds if it were printed in the CSA News. It might keep them from making th....   Read more...

"Old Folks!"
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
"Old Folks!" - Dear Bird Talk, As Lifetime Members, Holly and I would like to thank you very much for the crests, booklets and pins that we received recently. Bot....   Read more...

Hollywood Squares
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Hollywood Squares - Hollywood Squares The following appeared on the Medipac cafeteria bulletin board ­ we're not quite sure where the list originated! Peter Marshal....   Read more...

Anonymous Email
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Anonymous Email - Many of us have now experienced the wealth of information that is available on the Internet. Unfortunately, if you spend any time online, or have an e....   Read more...

PSA: The Prostate Test
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
PSA: The Prostate Test - Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the prostate gland. The use of PSA, which is measured with a blood test, has "taken off" in ....   Read more...

Boom Bust & Echo 2000
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Boom Bust & Echo 2000 - "Demography is the study of human population." Boom Bust & Echo was the publishing phenomenon that made the understanding of demographics accessible t....   Read more...