April 2021 ADRP Newsletter (Vol 20, No. 2, 2021) now available

In this issue of the ADRP Newsletter (vol. 20, No. 2, 2021) we have our annual committee reports as well as interesting articles about hearing aids and our new Health benefits for Occupational Therapy.  The slate of nominees is also available. Your contributions are always welcome. You can send your stories and photos about travel, ….  Read More

Annual General Meeting (2021), 20th April, 2:00-3:30 pm (ADT)

ADRP will have its 2021 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, April 20th (2:00-3:30 pm ADT) by ZOOM. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85790418894?pwd=WUhocUJVYUVUTTUzTFJCcHgyQ3ErUT09 Once you enter ZOOM, please make sure that your Participant name is the same as the one that is registered with ADRP. You can change the name if you click on the Participant button at the bottom ….  Read More

Members’ Stories: Phil O’Hara

Members will be interested to read Willy Palov’s Saltwire story (posted March 29th, 2021, 11:30) on the bond between our Past-President, Phil O’Hara, and his Moosehead billet, Alexis Gravel. https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/sports/local-sports/cancer-fight-strengthens-bond-between-mooseheads-alexis-gravel-and-billet-even-more-569729/ Excerpt: “But the closeness between goalie Alexis Gravel and his billet dad Phil O’Hara goes another level beyond the usual relationship. Gravel lived with O’Hara ….  Read More

CURAC/ARUCC Virtual Assembly

All ADRP members are also members of CURAC/ARUCC, and CURAC/ARUCC is planning a virtual assembly. See below for details. The McGill University Retiree Association is honoured to host the  CURAC 2021 VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY Thursday, April 15, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 PM (EST) or 2:00 — 4:00 (AST) Each year, the College and University Retiree Associations ….  Read More

Request for Feedback regarding ADRP Communications

ADRP is always open to feedback from its members.  We are seeking feedback on communications between the Board and ADRP members.  We currently use five means of communication.    The first, a Post on our website, automatically generates an e-mail for anyone who has subscribed (approximately one-third of the membership).  You can subscribe at the ….  Read More

Pension Reports

Reports at the February 24 meeting of the Pension Advisory Committee (PAC) showed that the Dalhousie Pension Plan had made a strong recovery from the drop in asset values of a year ago when the pandemic first hit. Assets increased by nearly $250 million to almost $1.6 billion from just over $1.3 billion. The 6-month ….  Read More

Good News Re. Benefits

Peter Wallace (ADRP rep. on the Dalhousie Benefits Advisory Committee) reports that five important decisions were made on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021: The premiums for the EHB and Travel Plans will be reduced 12% to the single rate of $35.72 /mo and for family $71.65  /mo, The Hearing Aid benefit will become $700 every 3 ….  Read More

Wanted: digital (assets/erasing) affairs speaker

University of Lethbridge Retired Academic Staff Association is planning a webinar on the subject of planning for digital assets/erasing the digital footprint on the death of academics. What can retired faculty members and other academic staff do to simplify the wrap-up of their digital affairs when that time comes? We are looking for an engaging/entertaining ….  Read More

SCANS Spring 2021

The Seniors’ College Association of Nova Scotia has started its slate of courses for the Spring. The new term will commence April 19th and will run to the end of May, with one course offered each day of the week. SCANS members can register for any course. All presentations will be provided via ZOOM. A ….  Read More

April Newsletter: Deadline for Submissions March 30th

ADRP is still seeking submissions for the April 2021 Newsletter. We are especially interested in stories related to how you have been coping with the pandemic. If you wish to submit an article describing how ZOOM has taken over your life, or how you have found a way of keeping your sanity and health during ….  Read More