Last year at this time we held our last live public event- the Dash Between. We paired older adults and poets for a short interview, of which the audience were able to witness. The poets went away and created a piece from the short time the pairs were together. We had three generations of people […]
Dr. Ronald Bayne, an advocate for seniors and a geriatrician died this week through medically assisted death. The legislation has been a welcome one for many who live with a terminal illness and with unbearable pain. What this legislation was not intended for was to replace high quality care at the end of one’s life- […]
Starting February 24 at 8:00 a.m., community seniors 75+ will be able to book vaccine appointments. In anticipation of this, here are some key pieces of information to help you support the seniors you serve: Seniors who are 74 turning 75 are eligible to book. Vaccinations can be booked for the first and second doses by […]
In this issue, we discuss Living Strong in spite of a Pandemic, discuss if age is a condition, and share the first look at the paper: Long Term Care in Canada: From National Shame to a New Ecology of Care.
Alberta Council on Aging, the only non profit, province wide, charitable organization of its kind in Canada has been working to maintain and improve the quality of life for older persons, for nearly fifty- four years! The council advises local through to federal government about matters relating to the opportunity for full and equal participation […]
Seniors Week, Grandparents Day, and International Day of Older Persons: What is the difference and why do we celebrate these occasions? Click here to read our newest blog and learn how each of these holidays are different and also individually important.
Older people have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders from around the world have expressed their concern about its effects on older people, communities and society. They have also called for a response that addresses the needs and rights of older people. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General highlighted that “our response to COVID-19 […]
WORLD ELDER ABUSE DAY – 2020 As we prepare to recognize World Elder Abuse Day on June 15th, I find myself reflecting on the change in the life of older persons. Prior to our current fast paced lifestyle driven by technology, our ancestors worked very hard to ensure we had the necessities of life; those […]