All Invitations for 2020 PGP Sent

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now finished sending all the invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). Didn’t receive any email? Check your invitation status by answering two simple questions using this online tool: What does your confirmation number start with What’s the second character? Congratulations if you have received the invitation in your …

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 …

Telus Mobility Plan for Seniors

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

Telus has a “Mobility for Good” phone plan that is meant for low-income seniors. Those who are eligible may be able to receive a cheaper plan as well as a free refurbished device. Eligibility:– Those who are receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement benefit (GIS)– Those who can provide their Old Age Security statement – T4A(OAS) indicating the amount paid to …

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 …

Video: How to Get Flu Shots in Alberta

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information

Have you taken a flu shot this winter? If you haven’t, hurry up and get it done! Watch this short animation video and follow Dr. Susan a step-by-step guide on: How to Get Flu Shots in Alberta Topics discussed include: What is influenza (flu)? What does flu do to your body? How to prevent flu? How to get flu shot …

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 …

Volunteers Needed to Bring Holidays to Seniors

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

The Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society has recently launched the new Holiday Helpers program! This program aims to bring happiness, connection and holiday spirit to seniors to prevent further isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers will help with one time or short-term tasks for holidays all year long (not just Christmas and new year) in these ways: helping seniors decorate …

Flashback: Online Diwali Celebration on Nov 13

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Last Friday (November 13), three programs at Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) worked in collaboration and hosted a beautiful free event for the celebration of this year’s Diwali. ISC clients and staff joined online for a series of diverse programs. Participants learnt about Diwali festival, why it’s celebrated and fun trivia about Diwali. In addition, they enjoyed the following wonderful performances: …

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 …