Being Prepared Financially for Aging - The Silent Worry

By Staff

July 7th, 2023



After a full house at the inaugural seminar for the Empowered Seniors Speaker Series, notice has come in that the next event – July 12th 1:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Burlington Central Library (Centennial Hall)

The July session will be on The Silent Worry and Being Prepared Financially for Aging.   Aging expert Neela White, who will guide people through what we should know surrounding the challenges of aging. Neela will demystify some common assumptions, the largest being that the government will take care of us.

The Silent Worry – Plans for affording care shouldn’t be “I hope I just die in my sleep.”

In Canada, more than 600 people a day turn 65, and almost half of these people will require long-term care. Most of us have nothing saved for that care or even a health crisis – this is the big silent worry. Plans for affording care shouldn’t be “I hope I just die in my sleep.”

During this seminar attendees will learn:

• What options are available
• How to start this difficult conversation with our families
• How to maintain control of the decisions
• What longevity planning is and what components should be included
• What matters in planning financially for aging
• Why you need to be prepared
• The benefits of having and sharing your plan

Register for this event at Empowered Seniors Speakers Series ( or by calling 905-330-5201.

Neela White: Certified Professional Consultant on Aging

Neela White is a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA), Elder Planning Counselor (EPC), Certified Dementia Care Provider (CDCP) and a Senior Portfolio Manager at Blue Wing Advisory Group, a division of Raymond James.

She began her work in the field of Gerontology in 1993 after graduating from the University of Western Ontario and McMaster University with degrees in Psychology and Gerontology, and having a career in long term care.

Educational Partners: SeniorCareAccess, 360 Downsizing, Burlington Memorial Gardens/Arbor Memorial, Estates of Niagara, Qualicare Burlington and Smith’s Funeral Homes.

Marion Goard

Host Marion Goard is Burlington’s most trusted Lifestyle 55+ Master Agents and Senior Real Estate Specialists® (SRES). Through initiatives such as 100 Women Who Care Burlington, the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington and others, she has brought her caring and compassionate personality to community service. She is focused on protecting the interests of seniors while developing meaningful relationships with everyone she serves.

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