ISC’s Seniors Participated in the 4th Annual Chinese Legal Knowledge Competition

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In October, our Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program (CISP) participated in the 4th Annual Chinese Legal Knowledge Competition hosted by the Calgary Chinese Community Services Association(CCCSA)’s Law & Advocacy Program. The competition involved 50 seniors from the community and three seniors representing the CISP won first place in the competition. The awards were presented by the MLA for Calgary-Northern Hills Jamie Kleinstueber. CCCSA organizes this competition annually in order to educated seniors about the legal system in Canada.

National Seniors Day 2018 Celebration

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In October, Immigrant Services Calgary’s seniors program hosted the 8th Annual National Seniors Day celebration in collaboration with the City of Calgary and Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association at the Kerby Centre. The event was very successful with over 300 community members in attendance.

Banff day trip for seniors

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This past Friday, our Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program (CISP) participated in their annual day trip to Banff National Park and Lake Louise. A total of 46 seniors enjoyed a guided tour of Banff Museum National Historic Site, a picnic lunch and spent the sunny afternoon walking and sightseeing.

National Seniors Day 2017 – Inspiring Generations

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Immigrant Services Calgary, in collaboration with The City of Calgary and the Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association, will be organizing the 7th annual National Seniors Day celebration at the Genesis Centre on Friday September 29, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Officially designated by the Government of Canada, National Seniors Day aims to recognize the significant and continuing contributions seniors add to our communities. Our …

Tell Me Your Story Project

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Immigrant Services Calgary’s Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program celebrated the end of an 8-week inter-generational project called Tell Me Your Story with a party. The seniors were paired up with technically savvy youth volunteers who helped them use PowerPoint to document stories about themselves, their homeland and settling in Canada. Audiences heard stories from Pakistan, India, Yemen and Korea. …

Talk about Elder Abuse on RedFM

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On June 15, 2016, Immigrant Services Calgary’s Community Seniors Program Facilitator, Parminder Gill, was invited to talk about Elder Abuse in program Roshani (Awareness) at Radio Red FM. In the program, they discussed  about the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) that was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the prevention of Elder Abuse, and the …

Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program

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The Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program (SPTDP) is a program that allows eligible senior homeowners to defer all or part of their property taxes through a low-interest home equity loan with the Alberta government.  For eligible seniors, the Alberta government will pay their residential property taxes to their municipal government on their behalf. Then, they repay the loan, with interest. …

Celebrating Seniors’ Week – June 6 -12

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The City of Calgary is celebrating Seniors’ Week June 6 to 12, 2016 to acknowledge the contributions of seniors to our communities. “Whether it’s their time, talent or life experience, seniors’ contributions are at the heart of many community programs and charitable organizations that improve quality of life for Calgarians.” – The City of Calgary. You can celebrate the Seniors’ …

Vaisakhi Celebration & Punjabi New Year

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Happy Vaisakhi! Today is 13th April, many around the around the world are celebrating Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi refers to the harvest festival of the Punjab region.  It is a popular celebration around India, and it makes the start of the Punjabi New Year. On April 9, 2016, Immigrant Services Calgary’s Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program (CISP) invited over 51 seniors …

Seniors’ Christmas Party 2015 at Immigrant Services Calgary

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On December 15, 2015, Immigrant Services Calgary’s Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program (CISP) hosted the annual Seniors Christmas Party. 82 senior clients, 5 volunteers and ISC staff attended the party. The seniors celebrated together at their annual party with dancing, singing, and games.