Talk about Elder Abuse on RedFM

Settlement ISC Seniors

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

Settlement ISC Seniors

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

Settlement ISC Seniors

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

Settlement ISC Community, Seniors

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

Settlement ISC Seniors

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.

Age-Friendly Calgary

Settlement ISC Community, Seniors

The senior population in Calgary is growing. According to the City of Calgary, by 2036 nearly one in five Calgarians will be a senior. To prepare for that, the City of  Calgary has launched the Seniors Age-Friendly Calgary Strategy. “The Senior Age-Friendly Strategy presents a vision and principles for creating a more age friendly Calgary, as well as population level …

National Seniors Day 2015 Celebration

Settlement ISC Community, Seniors

On October 1, 2015, Immigrant Services Calgary’s Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program, in partnership with City of Calgary and the Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association, celebrated the Annual National Seniors Day. October 1 is recognized annually as National Seniors Day and Immigrant Services Calgary has been celebrating this ever since it was officially launched by the Government of Canada …

National Seniors Day Celebrations 2015

Settlement ISC Community, Seniors

For the past 4 years, the Seniors Program at ISC has been hosting the National Seniors Day celebrations to recognize the significant and continuing contributions seniors make to their families, communities, workplaces, and society. This year we are partnering with the City of Calgary and the Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association to hold the event in the John Dutton Theatre …

Seniors Day @ Calgary Stampede 2015

Settlement ISC Seniors

Every year the Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program (CISP) takes its senior clients to the Stampede on the Western Heritage Day and this year was no exception! On July 7, 2015 CISP staff and more than 60 seniors blazed their way to the stampede. We enjoyed free coffee and donuts in the Agrium Western Events Centre and were entertained …

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Settlement ISC Seniors

The United Nations (UN) has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The issue of Elder Abuse is a growing dilemma among the aging population. Elder abuse is any action by someone in a relationship of trust that results in harm or distress to an older person. The abuse of elders can take various forms like physical, …