Transportation Support for Vaccine Appointments

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, COVID-19, Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Seniors 75+ can now book covid-19 vaccines. The government of Alberta has recently identified 211 as a resource to support transportation to vaccine appointments for isolated seniors and those with mobility challenges. For isolated seniors and those with mobility challenges, if you do not have the means to get to a vaccination centre, you can contact 211 for help in …

Seniors 75+ Can Now Book COVID-19 Vaccines

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Seniors, Updates

Albertans are being vaccinated as fast as supply allows. Albertan seniors born in 1946 or earlier are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. You do not need to wait for your 75th birthday, however a valid ID is required to prove your age. To make appointments for your first and second doses: Book online Call 811, or Contact a participating pharmacy …

Ways to Support Socially Isolated Seniors during the Pandemic

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Seniors

Older adults are among the most vulnerable citizens during this global pandemic. For those who were already isolated prior to the pandemic, their physical and mental health face even more challenges these days. Red flags that seniors are struggling: Increased withdrawal Changing eating/sleep patterns Uncontrollable anxiety Signs of confusion and disorientation What can we do to support seniors? Pay attention …

Invitations to Apply for 2020 PGP Program

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Seniors, Updates

The interest to sponsor form was available on the IRCC website from October 13 to November 3, 2020. Since then, to ensure a fair, transparent and equal opportunity for applicants, IRCC has removed duplicate submissions randomly selected potential sponsors to invite them to apply Selected potential sponsors will be receiving invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program …

Pen Pal Program

Michelle Mak Accessibility, Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Seniors, Volunteers

Link-ages has a Pen Pal program that invites people of all ages to join. This program helps connect individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic where social distancing is encouraged. This program allows people of all ages, ethnicities, identities and abilities to connect through handwritten mail. The Pen Pal Program is unique because Link-ages will be using organization hubs to receive and …

Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information, Seniors

Did you know the Government of Alberta has a dental and optical assistance for seniors? Seniors can be covered for select dental services up to a maximum of $5,000 every 5 years and are covered for select optical services up to $230 every 3 years. In order to be eligible for the Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors programs you …

November – Fall Prevention Month / Novembre –Mois de la prévention des chutes

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Updates

November is Falls Prevention Month. Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian older adults? In fact, 20-30% of older adults fall each year, yet falls can be prevented! Novembre est le mois de la prévention des chutes. Saviez-vous que les chutes sont la principale cause des hospitalisations à la suite d’une blessure chez les …

National Senior Safety Week

Michelle Mak Newcomer Information, Seniors

National Senior Safety Week runs from November 6 – November 12. This campaign aims to spread the necessary information to enhance the safety of everyday living of seniors. There are many ways for us to ensure seniors are safe, especially this year due to the pandemic. Some simple ways you can help a senior is by: Clearing an older Albertan’s …