Unfortunately, for too many Canadians, retirement isn't easy. Pensions need to be made better not worse, to ensure a post-work life with dignity and health care security.
Reportedly, the federal government wants to make changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan. This plan was part of a negotiated agreement; federal employees made concessions in exchange for what was promised. Now the government wants to go back on their promise, doubling health insurance costs and reducing seniors' finances.
Allowing the government to break a promise - any promise - sets a dangerous precedent.
Let's do something about that.
Go to Honour Your Promise to find out what you can do!
Active Living Coalition
for Older Adults
Membership in FSNA gives our superannuates access both directly and indirectly to a range of information and services. In the case
of the Regina & Area Branch, FSNA Saskatchewan gives us an enfranchised voice at the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism, where coincidentally three of our members are on the SSM Executive Committee. By extension, the SSM is a member of ALCOA, the
Active Living Coalition for Older Adults, which is a national body that promotes active healthy lifestyles based on significant research
into such subjects as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, ageism, nutrition and senior-friendly effective exercises.
|While ALCOA research updates are available to subscribers bilingually at www.alcoa.ca, in 2011 a new publication, SilverTimes
or in French, (Les belles années) promised to make the health promotional material more available. The first edition was widely
acclaimed and well received, but unfortunately the sponsoring advertiser opted to shift financial priorities elsewhere and so the
Silver Times decided to continue solely as an electronic publication. That means that many older adults no longer have direct access
to the range of appropriately researched topics such as (active living, healthy eating, chronic disease, mental health, women's
health, men's health and safety at home and outside). But anyone with internet surfing access can (and should) visit www.silvertimes.ca for easy to use information from ALCOA.
You and Your Survivors
You and Your Survivors is a workbook designed especially for FSNA members
and their families to assist with estate planning. Each new member receives a copy.
This book includes various sections to complete and update as the situation evolves.
It will facilitate the job of your executor(s) as it will provide them with all information
they need in one place. You and Your Survivors should be reviewed at least once a
year. To help keep the information updated, the FSNA web site gives you access to
the FSNA forms included in the manual.
It describes the rights of survivors in accordance with various pension plans. It also
provides information on various government and non-government departments. For
more information on this topic, you may wish to visit the You and Your Survivors page of the FSNA National website.
SENIORS & FRAUD
Seniors are targeted for many different reasons that include loneliness, lack of family support, age, vulnerability, and for health-related reasons such as Alzheimer's. Seniors are particularly susceptible to telephone fraud because their generation tends to be more trusting and less likely to hang up the telephone on someone who appears to be very friendly. The effects of this brutal crime have resulted in ruined family lives, great financial losses and suicides.
Learn more about how to avoid being a victim of fraud.
The Fraud Cent$ Toolkit for Seniors
is available free of charge from the
Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism website.
To order your copy go to:
Fraud Cent$ Toolkit for Seniors
Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism Website
Promote the interests and protect the benefits of federal pensioners now and in the future
FSNA is recognized by the Government of Canada as the major representative of pensioners from
the Canadian Forces, the federal public service, the RCMP, and retired federally appointed Judges.
FSNA not only represents its own members but that it also represents, in some instances, ALL federal
from the Public Service, the RCMP, the Canadian Forces and the federally appointed court
judges communities - and that it is the ONLY organization to be so recognized by Government.
While the unions do have retiree guilds and associations, they represent only a small portion of the
public service. Founded in 1963, FSNA is a national not-for-profit association.
FSNA in Saskatchewan
Under the guidance of a National Director and Regional Services Officer, Saskatchewan has 8 Branches. Regina and Moose Jaw were established in
1966; followed by Saskatoon in 1970; Prince Albert in 1986; Swift Current in 1987; Northwest
Saskatchewan in 1988; Yorkton-Melville in 1989;
and, last but not least, the Melfort & District Branch. The FSNA members at our 8 Saskatchewan branches now total over 4,000!
To learn more about FSNA and what it can do for you,
What is FSNA?
The FSNA Historybook