Thursday, August 26, 2010

Getting Old

A couple days ago, my friend Art popped by to tell me he's moving away. He just turned 65 in July and has been on the provincial disability pension for some years. Now he's cut off that as well as the medical & dental from that only lasts for 1 year, so he has to live on the national social security benefits. He told me he can't afford to live in Canada anymore, so is moving to Thailand as it's so much less costly to live there. I wish him well and think it would be great to visit Thailand and other countries, though don't really want to leave Canada. In 11 1/2 years I will be having to make this decision though, as it will be my turn to become 65.

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