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 …

Kerby Centre To Reopen on July 6

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Beginning July 6, Kerby Centre will reopen some of those in-person programs and services by appointment, including: Information Resources Free tax-filing service Foot care A limited number of education and recreation courses Kerby Centre also distributes masks for seniors who cannot use the drive-through system used for public mask distribution. Two options are available: Seniors can pick up masks at …

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 …

Seniors’ Christmas Party at ISC

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The Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program (CISP) hosted the Seniors Christmas Party on December 19, 2014 . 76 senior clients, 8 program volunteers and ISC staff attended the party. The CEO of Immigrant Services Calgary, Krystyna Biel, also graced the event and welcomed all the guests with a short speech. Korean seniors sang Christmas carols, Punjabi senior ladies danced …

Civic Education for Seniors

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On September 15, 2014, the Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program launched a new initiative “ Civic Education for Seniors” that focused on promoting civic education among older adults 55 years of age and over. The objective of the program was to encourage greater civic participation among senior clients by providing information about Canada in a culturally and language appropriate …

National Seniors Day 2014 Celebration

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The Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program (CISP) celebrated the Annual National Seniors Day for the 5th consecutive year on Sep 27, 2014 collaboratively with the Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association. 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 in 2010 to pay tribute to the seniors who have helped build our country and continue to make valuable contributions to Canadian communities, workplaces and society.

More than 200 multi ethnic seniors took part in the celebrations which saw dignitaries representing all three levels of government: Joan Crockatt, MP, Jason Luan, MLA and Sean Chu, City Councilor as well as the Chief Executive Officer from the Kerby Centre- Luanne Whitmarsh and ISC Board member – Hala Dehais in attendance. There was a cake-cutting ceremony and vibrant intergenerational cultural entertainments like Punjabi Bhangra, Chinese Lion Dance etc. that had the audience enthralled. The seniors also got a chance to shake a leg and dance in the Flash Mob !