Invitations to Apply for 2020 PGP Program

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Seniors, Updates Leave a Comment

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 …

AHS – Continuing Care Online Tool

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Seniors

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has developed an online tool that allows designated family/support persons and other visitors to request scheduled visits with their loved ones in continuing care sites that are operated by AHS, Capital Care, Carewest and Covenant Health online. Visitation currently allows up to two family/support persons per resident for indoor visits, allows other visitors in extenuating circumstances …

New Seniors Housing in Canmore

Michelle Mak Newcomer Information, Seniors

Government of Alberta announced that there will be new housing for seniors in Canmore. There will be a redevelopment of the Bow River Seniors Lodge that will add 60 new housing units. The designated supportive living units at Bow River will offer 24-hour on-site nursing care and specialized dementia care. The project will create about 124 jobs. The budget for …

September – World Alzheimer’s Month

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

In 2002, Alberta released its first dementia strategy. Since then, the provincial government has broadened its focus to address the changing needs of people living with dementia and their caregivers. In 2017, Alberta released the Alberta Dementia Strategy and Action Plan. The plan, available online, was developed in partnership with people living with dementia, caregivers and families, Alberta Health Services, …