Photo of Kip, 90 years old. Text on banner says January is Alzheimer Awareness Month - A Personal Note.

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month – a personal note

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My father has had a diagnosis of dementia for a number of years and recently, the diagnosis was advanced to Alzheimer’s disease.  This opening statement may lead you to think I am about to tell you all the problems associated with this condition. How horrid his life has become, how burdened his family members are. […]

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International Day of Older Persons 2019

Welcome and thank you for joining us today to celebrate International Day of Older Persons. This year’s theme is The Journey to Age Equality. The United Nations declared October 1: International Day of Older Persons in 1990 and the Province of Alberta formally recognized this day in 2017. Two years later, it is inspiring to […]

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Bullying and Ageism

Let’s Talk: Bullying and Ageism

It is a Community Need to Stop Ageism Many years ago, even before World Health Organization announced Age friendly Communities, Alberta Council on Aging set out to address the impending age wave through the implementation of Senior FriendlyTM program. At the core of the philosophy and training is the teaching on ageism: how ageism negatively […]

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Since 2000, November 22 has been declared National Housing Day in Canada. We at Alberta Council on Aging would like to take a moment to reflect on how important it is to have safe, affordable housing that is apporpriate to each individuals circumstances. Donna Durand, Executive Director, shares ACA’s talking points on housing for #NationalHousingDay. […]

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United Nations International Day of Older Persons

Media Release For Immediate Release  United Nations International Day of Older Persons October 1  For the first time in Alberta’s history, International Day of Older Persons was declared on October 1, 2017. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions”. Help celebrate the second year of International Day of Older Persons in Alberta on October 1, […]

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Alberta Council on Aging is Turning 50!

Alberta Council on Aging is hosting a 50th Anniversary Luncheon and Program. This free event will take place June 19, 12-4 PM at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre in Edmonton. We will be joined by Jan Reimer and the GeriActors. You can RSVP for this event by contacting us at 780.423.7781 or toll-free […]

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The Thread by Mary Campbell

For the month of January we are looking for submissions that touch on the theme of Alzheimer Awareness month. We were lucky to have received two submissions from Mary Campbell, who went on to being willing to read her poems so we could share them with others. Today we share the second of Mary Campbell’s […]

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Grandma Edna’s Memory Box

Grandma Edna taught Grade one for many years. She loved to play cards, take care of her cat, and she could knit, crochet, sew. She loved her family and cherished her photos.  She was a doodler and a collector of spoons. With a little effort on our part, and with some adaptation, these interests do […]

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