Pay What You Can Clothing Giveaway

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

This coming Saturday, F.O.C.U.S on Seniors Calgary will organize a clothing giveaway event to help those in need. Pay what can! You will find items suitable for the whole family! Time & date: August 29, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Genesis Parking Lot (7555 Falconridge Blvd N.E.) Please bring your own masks and bags, and follow physical distancing rules. …

Aging with Pride – Guide for LGBTQ2S+ Seniors

Lisa C. Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Updates

LGBTQ2S+ seniors have gone through incredible milestones and changes throughout their lifetimes. We are living in a different era now, more open and inclusive compared to decades ago, yet the discrimination against this diverse population has never really ended. Compared to their counterparts, LGBTQ2S+ older adults are more likely to have mental or physical illnesses, have less support, and are …

Volunteer Drivers Needed for Seniors

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Volunteers

Seniors are among those that are most impacted and at the highest risk during COVID-19. The Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society is currently looking for Volunteer Drivers to drive seniors to their essential medical appointments! At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic many medical appointments were cancelled or rescheduled to a later date. After Alberta started to reopen, there has been …

Free Webinars for Families Impacted by Dementia

Lisa Cai Community, Daily Life, Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Updates

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+

Lisa Cai Community, Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Updates

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

Lisa Cai Community, Daily Life, Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

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. …

Kerby Centre’s Online Stampede Celebration

Lisa Cai Community, Newcomer Information, Updates

Kerby Centre will host a free online Stampede Celebration on July 10 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Put on your cowboy hat, prepare a stack of pancakes and get ready for this special Zoom Stampede presentation featuring stories delivered by guest speakers, poetry and music and much more! You can register for this event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-too-will-ride-again-tickets-110298525860?fbclid=IwAR0zV6m5oY1K-NmXvdYI471ae7N7mTn-lUjtJVW2LJcYDjr6SmRyV3YyA5w

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

Michelle Mak Newcomer Information, Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

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

Lisa Cai Community, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

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

Lisa Cai Community, Daily Life, Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

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 …