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Greetings, All!

I have recently retired from the Federal government in Washington, DC, as a telecommunications specialist, after 35 years of service. So I have a fairly generous annuity. My wife is also retired from the University of Maryland, where she taught classical ballet for over 30 years. She receives both a Maryland retirement annuity and Social Security.

We are, therefore, not fabulously rich but certainly not poor. I also work part time now as a personal chef, something I have been doing alongside my Federal job for many years. Now that I am retired, I am spending more professional time in the kitchen.

We are seriously thinking of relocating to British Columbia and would like some insights and/or guidance from Forum members about our prospects for restarting our lives in the Vancouver area.

My wife was originally a British subject, and gained her American citizenship about five years ago. She is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dancing in England. I have undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and have taught everything from American history to the theory and history of film at the University level. I have also worked as a freelance writer and critic for a number of newspapers and journals.

I understand that, as skilled professionals, we probably have the credentials to make the transition from Maryland to Canada, but -- as a retired couple over 60 -- are we being realistic?
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