#NationalHousingDay2018

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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Rest Little Momma Rest 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 would like to share the first […]

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What is Dementia?

Many people think dementia is the same as Alzheimer’s disease; however, Alzheimer’s disease is just one form of dementia. Other causes of dementia include (but are not limited to) Lewy Body disease, head trauma, fronto-temporal dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease. These conditions can have similar and overlapping symptoms. Some conditions can cause […]

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Welcome our Let’s Talk Dementia Toolkit

Thank you for your interest in the Let’s Talk Dementia Toolkit. Our toolkits are developed so that everyone can deliver a presentation.  This toolkit is intended for the use of volunteer presenters and is designed to be easy to use and understand. Feedback is very welcome! Included in the Toolkit Let’s Talk Dementia Presenter’s Manual […]

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