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Aging In Place – New Calgary Initiatives Learned At MRU Advisory Committee Meeting

In 2010, I accepted an appointment as a member of the Calgary Mount Royal University Advisory Committee for the Study of Aging In Place. I recently attended our committee meeting this month and was thoroughly inspired by the guest speakers and the discussion that took place involving re-defining the way in which we support our community and the aging demographic. Let’s face it – the reality is we are all a part of that population just at different stages! Mount Royal University offers an online Studies in Aging Certificate. As Marianne Rogerson, the program’s Coordinator points out, “It’s a holistic […]

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Creating Homes For Life Seminar A Success!

The first quarter of 2012, has already provided our Clients with some incredible and informative events! January we participated in the Calgary Home Show, February we brought you our Creating Homes For Life Seminar, and this weekend we will be showcasing a brand new estate home project at our Custom Home Tour on Saturday March 17th, 2012 from 10am – 4pm. We were extremely pleased with the turnout at our recent Creating Homes For Life Seminar. It was a great success and brought together a fine team of Calgary’s experts in Design, Home Building and Finance; providing our guests with a jam packed session full […]

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Seminar To Provide Aging In Place Solutions For Local Seniors

With the Creating Homes For Life Seminar  just around the corner – this Saturday February 25th from 9am -12pm at the Chestermere Recreation Centre - we thought we would bring you an article featured in the Chestemere Anchor that one of our esteemed colleagues wrote in regards to the topic at hand – Aging In Place. Patricia Virk, Mortgage Specialist with BMO, provided an interesting perspective on the value of providing seniors with Aging In Place solutions.    For local seniors who are concerned about how long they will be able to remain living comfortably in their own homes, or for those who might […]

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Feb 25th Creating Homes For Life Seminar Will Discuss Aging In Place Initiatives

Many of us who have lived in the same home for a good portion of our lives at one point or another find ourselves at a crossroads questioning whether we should renovate or make a move and start new. Have you found yourself  pondering lately how quickly the years have flown by and why what seemed like it was just the latest decorating trend now seems so out of date? Perhaps it is the floor plan that no longer seems to make sense (or perhaps never did!) or simply no longer fits your family’s current lifestyle needs? Maybe you are thinking […]

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Creating Homes For Life Seminar Saturday February 25th, 2011

Plans for the fantastic Creating Homes For Life Seminar on Saturday February 25th, 2011 are well underway! We hope you can join us for this event and find out how you can comfortably live in your home for LIFE! Calgary’s Top Industry Specialists will show you how you can renovate or build your custom dream home without compromising your nest egg!  As well, this informative event will provide solutions for those of you looking to increase the value of their real estate and investment portfolios and hear exciting options for land and property holdings. Even in this economy your home is […]

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Pinnacle Announces Collaborative Industry Event For 2012

Plans for some incredible Pinnacle Group events for 2012 are shaping up as our Marketing team continues to create learning opportunities for both our Clients and those thinking of renovating or building a custom home in the near future. It is our mandate to bring valuable, ethical and informative learning materials and events to consumers to help them make the best possible decision when it comes to their home project. Recently, we have been collaborating with a talented committee of industry experts for a fantastic event we are planning for February 25th, 2012 at the Chestermere Recreation Centre. This event will focus on the needs of residents looking to increase the value of […]

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Our Aging Baby-Boomer Population is a growing Tsunami…are we ready?

“With today’s aging population, professionals who specialize in healthy aging play a more important role than ever before. Aging-in-place is a concept that supports the choice of older adults to remain living in their preferred environment for as long as possible even if circumstances change. Physical environment, social and psychological support, and community resources affect aging-in-place. While the concept is increasingly gaining attention, services and supports to assist older adults to age-in-place continue to grow.” Mount Royal University, Studies in Aging Paul Klassen is an active member of Mount Royal University’s S.A.G.E. Committee, and has been involved in forward-thinking group discussions […]

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Paul Klassen Launches Stage It SOLD

Paul Klassen; GM of Pinnacle Group Renovations has developed, and is in the process of patenting a new business initiative aimed at providing custom staging for Homeowners and Realtors alike! StageitSOLD™ is a revolutionary new approach to supporting the way Realtors and Homeowners manage the selling and purchasing of residential                                                                             properties. This ground-breaking initiative is designed to assist Realtors in closing more […]

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Paul Klassen Joins Mount Royal University Advisory Committee For The Study Of Aging In Place

Being that I myself am a member of the Baby Boomer generation (defined by those of us born between 1946 and 1964!) and having spent over the past 2 decades immersed in the renovation industry, I am extremely passionate about providing creative renovation solutions for those that wish to stay in their homes longer. For many of us, our homes resonate with life’s many memories; it is where we began our life together as a couple, built our careers and raised our family. It is no surprise that this happens to be one of the primary demographics we serve in […]

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