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 Winter 2021

The Seniors’ College Association of Nova Scotia has started its slate of courses for this year. The Winter Term commenced February 1st and will run to March 12th, with one course offered each day of the week. SCANS members can still register for any course. All presentations will be provided via ZOOM. Topics include: The ….  Read More

January Newsletter

Please enjoy and share our January 2021 newsletter. Once again, Marilyn Klein has put together a wonderful mix of standard and special items. In her Report, our new President Heather Schellinck briefly reviews the latest agreement negotiated between the DFA and the Board of Governors. If you missed the ZOOM lecture by Paige Black (Dallaire ….  Read More

Welcome to 2021!

Let’s hope that 2021 will see us all get out from this COVID-19 darkness and start enjoying normal lives again! A couple of things to note: 1) ADRP Board members have received scam e-mails. They carry a familiar name (in this case our President Heather Schellinck) but actually originate from a phone. The sender claims ….  Read More

Annual General Meeting

The 2020 AGM took place November 17th. It was broadcast on ZOOM and was recorded. You can see the the minutes by going to the “Documents” menu item above at any time and clicking on “Minutes”. Look under 2020 and follow the link provided. You can also access the draft minutes here Fall General Meeting ….  Read More

From the ADRP Benefits Committee

The Benefits Committee encourages all retirees to have a look at the following notice from the Dalhousie Benefits Office, it has good news potentially for everyone. All diabetic persons are now covered for continuous glucose monitoring and travel insurance is no longer restricted such that SSQ Insurance has now amended that COVID-19 related claims will ….  Read More

Innovate Care Conference

I write to share an upcoming opportunity for all ADRP members. Our treasurer, Ed Leach, is actively involved with Innovate Care. He brought this event to our board meeting on September 22nd. as a way for our members to learn about services, etc. available to enrich life as we age. Innovate Care is pleased to ….  Read More

SURPLUS – Member Input Requested

I suspect you are hard pressed to remember the last time anyone spoke of a financial surplus. I write to share that our ADRP accounts are in very good shape. The ADRP board is seeking suggestions from members for possible uses of some of the funds in the accumulated surplus account. The ADRP annual financial ….  Read More