Over the summer, the Government of Alberta hosted a four-part webinar series designed to help support the mental health and wellness of seniors, their caregivers, and service providers. These webinars provided information on mental health supports and strategies, focus on the future, grief and loss during the pandemic, and managing burnout and stress as Alberta […]
Position paper developed at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides an overview of long-term care, and a call for radical reformation: a new ecology of care in Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing both significant strengths and weaknesses across every sector of society. Canada has long prided itself for its observance of human rights […]
Barbara Cavers is the facilitator for the upcoming series of Living Strong workshops. She will also be the guest speaker at Alberta Council on Aging’s 54th Annual General Meeting, so we are really excited to introduce her to you all today! Barbara brings a passion for learning to all that she does. Prior to her […]
Live a high-quality lifeBe in control of your lifeMake changes where necessary The Living Strong Program encourages participants to explore various components of wellbeing: physical, mental, environment, spiritual, and getting your paperwork in order. Learn more about being proactive and living stronger longer. The aim of this program is to support participants right now, at […]
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.