CSANews Issue 38


Issue 38 Spring 2001
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Letter from the Editor Issue 38
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Member Survey The Real Mexico Snowbird Lifestyle Profile Letter from the Editor Issue 38 - "I love it when a plan comes together." This often-repeated statement comes from an old weekly TV series called "The A-Team." It was about a bunch of ....   Read more...

Perfect Models for the Snowbird Lifestyle: My Parents
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Perfect Models for the Snowbird Lifestyle: My Parents - Until recently, my parents, Reg and Olive Hunter, wintered in Texas . . . or, to be more precise, just outside Harlingen at an RV park, about an hour ....   Read more...

The Real Mexico
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
The Real Mexico - When you cross the ocean to visit the lands of Europe, Asia or Africa, there are expectations of a foreign language, different customs and strange foo....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 38
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
President's Message Issue 38 - It has been a very eventful winter for the Canadian Snowbird Association and I'm very proud of all that we've accomplished.In addition to the Snowbird....   Read more...

Early Bird Issues
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Early Bird Issues - Insurance companies hate to set premium rates without ALL the claims information from the previous year, and the year before, and the year before that....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 38
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 38 - This past winter has been exceptionally busy for the entire CSA board of directors ­ and the government relations committee is still working overtime....   Read more...

You could have fooled me!
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
You could have fooled me! - There might be fewer of you Canadian snowbirds spending the winter in the sun belt, but boy, oh boy, are you active! So you could have fooled me--beca....   Read more...

The Evolution of Personal Finance Risk Management and Tax Efficiency
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
The Evolution of Personal Finance Risk Management and Tax Efficiency - In this current "bear market" environment, the primary concern for most retired Canadians should be the preservation of their capital and the maintena....   Read more...

Executive Director's Report Issue 38
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 38 - Many members will miss the familiar and friendly voices of Elizabeth Duguay and Jean Thomson. Jean and Elizabeth worked very hard for you over the yea....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 38
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 38 - HI FOLKS!Well, our seventh Snowbird Extravaganza has come and gone. If you winter in Florida and you missed the show ­ too bad. Our new location and ....   Read more...

Health Hazard Alert
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Health Hazard Alert - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, in April 2001, issued a warning on Autumn Monkshood, a perennial plant that is, or was, available at nurseries in....   Read more...

New Drug Therapies
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
New Drug Therapies - Two new drugs have recently become available in Canada that show substantially better results, and far fewer side effects, than traditional treatments....   Read more...

When Enough is Enough
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
When Enough is Enough - A University of Miami study recently showed that the risk of heart attack increases fourfold within 1 to 2 hours following a heavy meal. Many doctors,....   Read more...

Email Attacks
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Email Attacks - We have all heard of computer viruses and they can be devastating to the information you have accumulated in your computer. Most viruses are spread th....   Read more...

PSA Test
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
PSA Test - Dear Bird Talk:I have just received via snail mail the winter issue of CSA News. The article on Prostate Specific Antigen Test (PSA) is, in my opinion....   Read more...

Elections Canada
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Elections Canada - Dear Bird Talk,As a snowbird going to Florida for five months each year we felt discriminated against in the federal election.We were in Florida when ....   Read more...

Elections Canada
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Elections Canada - Dear Bird Talk:Thank you for the wonderful show and meeting in Yuma, AZ. We get great joy in being updated on home after being away from our homeland ....   Read more...

CSA Annual General Meeting 2001
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
CSA Annual General Meeting 2001 - It was an historic occasion for the Canadian Snowbird Association. The Annual General Meeting (AGM), held during Extravaganza 2001 in Lakeland, Florid....   Read more...

Jokes
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Jokes - What is the longest word in the dictionary?Smiles, there is a mile between the first and last letter.What word has the most letters?Post office or mai....   Read more...

I am a Senior Citizen
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
I am a Senior Citizen - I am the life of the party, even when it lasts until 8:00 p.m. I am very good at opening child-proof caps with a hammer.I am usually interested in goi....   Read more...

This Was Sent to Me By...Oh, What's Her Name...
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
This Was Sent to Me By...Oh, What's Her Name... - Two ladies were sitting on a park bench in Miami enjoying the sunshine. They had been good friends for many years and both always looked forward to th....   Read more...

The Encyclopaedia of Health and Aging
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
The Encyclopaedia of Health and Aging - To those of us of a certain age, parenthood was accompanied by a well-worn copy of Dr. Spock, with corners turned down at "Infant Crying," "Teething" ....   Read more...

Instant Messenger - More than just e-mail!
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Instant Messenger - More than just e-mail! - If you've ever waited hours or days for someone to respond to e-mail messages, you might benefit from using an Instant Messenger (IM). An IM is a prog....   Read more...

Medical Screening - It's Common Sense
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Medical Screening - It's Common Sense - It just makes sense. Medical sense, Cost sense, Peace of Mind sense and Common sense. It is pretty obvious that if your doctor can find an illness or ....   Read more...

Walking: More than Just Exercise
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Walking: More than Just Exercise - We all know that walking is good exercise and helps to burn off those extra calories but there are lots of other health benefits, as well. It has long....   Read more...

Health Care Costs
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Health Care Costs - Osteoporosis, a disease which affects 1.4 million Canadians, primarily women over the age of 50, is the cause of approximately 100,000 bone fractures ....   Read more...

Pot Bellies
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Pot Bellies - According to the Mayo Clinic's Women's Health Source abdominal exercises will do nothing to flatten your stomach. Those "crunches" that we see adverti....   Read more...

Bug Off!
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Bug Off! - With the warm summer months fast approaching, so are the summer bugs. When the bugs start to really bug you, here are a few tips to keep them away:To ....   Read more...

Closer Connection Exception Form
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Closer Connection Exception Form - The IRS form 8840 is required, on an annual basis, by persons who claim that, in spite of meeting the "Substantial Presence Test" as to presence in th....   Read more...