Free Webinars for Families Impacted by Dementia

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The Alzheimer Society of Calgary is offering free virtual education sessions for local families impacted by dementia until the end of August. Topics include: Specific Behaviors – Bathing/Sundowning Dementia Network Calgary Parkinson’s Disease Dementia And more! How to register? Visit: https://www.alzheimercalgary.ca/ Go to “Learn”, click on “Attend A Session”, then choose the workshop you are interested in Fill out the web …

Explore Parks Together 55+

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The City of Calgary is hosting several free outdoor programs in our parks. One of them is called Explore Parks Together 55+. This is a FREE unique program providing opportunities for older adults (55+) to be active and creative in the outdoors. The program is happening on Thursday mornings in July and August. Older adults as well as their unpaid/informal …

Free Online Workshop on Heart Health

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According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number 1 cause of death worldwide, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year. We have invited Dr. Anand Chockalingam to deliver a free online workshop on this important topic. Dr. Anand Chockalingam is an Associate professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri, based in Columbia since 2006. …

Eligible seniors will receive one-time COVID-19 payments this week

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Most eligible seniors in Canada will be receiving their one-time COVID-19 payments this week, a measure that was announced by Justin Trudeau in mid-May. This payment provides support for seniors during COVID-19 through a one-time payment: $300 for seniors eligible for the Old Age Security pension, and an additional $200 for seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement This measure …

Driver Medical Exams Now More Accessible For Seniors

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Nurse practitioners are now officially allowed to complete driver medical examination forms making these exams more accessible for drivers age 75 or older, commercial drivers, and medically-at-risk drivers. Before this regulation amendment, only physicians could complete such forms in Alberta. Driver’s medical examinations are required for: Class 3, 5, 6 and 7 licences at age 75, age 80 and every …

Resources for Seniors and Their Caregivers

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Older Canadians are at a higher risk of developing serious complications if they were to contract COVID-19. The following resources are from the Government of Canada to learn how you can prevent COVID-19 and find tips on taking care of your physical and mental health. Lower the chance of getting sick If you’re at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, it’s …

Elder Abuse Prevention Day

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Violence against older people, who are already vulnerable in this pandemic, has risen sharply since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today June 15, 2020 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Do you want to learn more about the financial benefits available for seniors in Canada? We are running a free online workshop  “Financial Benefits for Seniors”. Come join us …

Special Payment to Seniors In July

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has recently announced special payment to Canadian seniors. In the week of July 6, 2020, seniors who receive Old Age Security will get an additional $300, and those on the Guaranteed Income Supplement will receive an additional $200. On top of their existing benefits, this support will help seniors with extra costs during the COVID-19 …

Celebrate Alberta Seniors Safely & Responsibly

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Older adults are everywhere in our lives. They can be our parents and grandparents, teachers and neighbors, mentors and friends, etc. As a vital part of our communities, they make a difference in our lives. It is important that we continue to celebrate the Seniors’ Week during these challenging times. Live events are not being held this year, but we …