Author Archives: ACA Admin

Government Announces Senior’s Advocate

The provincial government announced last week that it is establishing a Health Advocate to help Albertans and their families navigate the provincial health care system. Effective January 2014 and operational in the spring, one advocate role will be a Senior’s Advocate, whose role will include: “requesting inspections, investigations, and quality and safety assessments related to […]

Congratulations Bridgewater!

Executive director Donna Durand recently returned from Nova Scotia to take part in the Canadian Association on Gerontology, presenting on the Senior Friendly program, as well as to present the town of Bridgewater, NS, with their official Senior Friendly designation.   Congratulations Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, on demonstrating a commitment to ensuring seniors enjoy a high […]

Central Alberta Council on Aging Kicks Off New Season

Members of the Central Alberta Council on Aging met on Tuesday, September 3 at the Golden Circle Seniors Resource Centre in Red Deer to hear a presentation on wills, powers of attorney and personal directives.  Yoshio Sumiya, a Lawyer with the Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic, Red Deer, discussed two resource booklets available from the […]

Grande Prairie Senior Friendly Training a Great Success

As reported in the Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune, last week, executive director Donna Durand and region 1 director Yvonne Dickson held a “Train the Trainer” Senior Friendly™ training in Grande Prairie, Alberta. They trained five employees of the Freson Bros. Southview IGA. Click here to read the whole article. We are holding another Train the […]