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December 6th, 2017 – General Membership Meeting

Our next general membership meeting will be a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 12:00 pm.  Click on UPCOMING EVENTS above, for the details of this meeting. 

At our meeting on September 6, 2017 we were given a presentation on Wills and Estates. If you would like to review the presentation, please click here.

If you no longer drive:

LIFT Drive Happiness may be an option for you to consider. See their website HEREphone them at:  780-424-5438 or email them: info@drivehappiness.ca

Other transportation options in and around the Edmonton area, for those who no longer drive, can be found on this University of Alberta website.

Good News! Click: Federal Tax Proposal on Health and Dental Benefits Off the Table Confirms PM Trudeau

If you, or someone you know is caring for a loved one, you may find some helpful information at Caregivers Alberta.

Grande Prairie Meeting – September 20, 2017

A meeting for members and prospective members of the National Association of Federal Retirees in the Grande Prairie area will be held on September 20, 2017 at the Grande Prairie and District Golden Age Centre, 10222 – 101 Ave, Grande Prairie. The meeting starts at 10:00 AM and will include a light lunch. The meeting will provide our members with an update on national, regional and branch activities and include a question and answer session. As had been requested at the 2016 meeting, there will also be a presentation on Wills and Estate Planning by a local professional. We will attempt to contact all members in the area by email or phone. If we miss you, please email nafrsocial@yahoo.ca or ljkerr@gpwins.ca or call 1-855-376-2336.

In the interim, for the information of those members, as well as all Alberta Branches (Members) there are very informative and educational publications freely available online at the website of Legal Resource Centre of Alberta Ltd. operating as the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA)  http://www.cplea.ca/publications/ 

Including:

Personal Directives:

Making a Personal Directive in Alberta
Being an Agent in Alberta
Personal Directive Checklist

Powers of Attorney:

Making A Power of Attorney in Alberta
Being an Attorney in Alberta

Wills:

Making a Will in Alberta
Being a Personal Representative in Alberta
Wills Checklist

A big thank you to branch member Graham B. Lowe for providing this information.

CAF pensioners are receiving letters detailing the transition of their pension administration to the public service effective July 4th;
CAF Pension information is here: http://canada.ca/pensions-canadian-armed-forces

Aging Well in Alberta – Let’s Talk About Aging.

You may be interested in all or portions of this comprehensive report. It was  prepared for the Alberta Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, and can be found on their website HERE.

Tax Information for Canadian Forces Pensioners

Did you know that you can claim your Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) & Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan (PDSP) premiums on your taxes? See the details HERE.

2018 Dues are:

Single $48.96 ($4.08/month), Double $63.60 ($5.30/month)

If you to pay your dues by cheque, please make it payable to “National Association of Federal Retirees” and mail it to National Association of Federal Retirees, 865 Shefford Road, Ottawa, ON K1J 1H9.
You can also pay on line with your credit card at:  http://federalretirees.ca/home.htm

 New information on the PSHCP rate increase available from Treasury Board

(From an announcement  from our National Office). Many Association members and volunteers had questions about the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) rate increase that came into effect on April 1, 2015. Your Association took action. In addition to launching a legal challenge, we’ve asked for clarification from Treasury Board – and they’ve provided us with that.

http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/psm-fpfm/benefits-avantages/health-sante/faq/rates-taux-eng.asp

 

 Edmonton Branch mailing address for all correspondence, including membership:
National Association of Federal Retirees,
Edmonton Branch,
P.O. Box 81009, McLeod Park,
15715 – 66 St. NW,
Edmonton, Alberta  T5Y 3A6
 

 Other ways to contact us:

By Phone: 780-413-4687, or Out-of-town call toll free 1-855 -376-2336
 
By email: edmonton@federalretirees.ca
 

Additional News

  • Many Alberta Seniors Organizations: and Other Organizations are also concerned and taking steps to raise their concerns with the Alberta provincial government. You can follow their activities on their websites, which include: Public Interest Alberta,  and the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council. If you are aware of other organizations’ websites, please advise us using the “Contact Us” section in the black bar near the top of this page.