What is Alzheimer Awareness Month?

What is Alzheimer Awareness Month? Every January the Alzheimer Society of Canada launches a campaign to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and to reduce stigma. Every year, 25,000 Canadians are diagnosed with dementia. 1 in 3 people are or know someone affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or another related dementia. There are over 40,000 Albertans […]

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What is Abuse?

What is Abuse? As stated by World Health Organization (WHO) Elder abuse is a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person. As stated by Alberta Health Elder abuse is any action or inaction by self […]

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Grey Matters 2016

The Grey Matters conference is a two-day event intended to increase awareness of issues, supports and services for seniors. We are pleased to announce that Alberta Council on Aging will have representatives in attendance at this year’s conference! Donna Durand, executive director of Alberta Council on Aging will be presenting the second day on Social […]

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Seniors’ Week 2016

On this the 30th Anniversary of Seniors’ Week, I would like to draw special attention to all seniors in the province of Alberta. Seniors make a difference in our communities daily. They mentor and care for family members (children, grand and great grandchildren). They are friends, and they are top volunteers. Seniors contribute by being […]

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Power of Attorney Fraud

Power of Attorney fraud is a very serious offence. When a person designates a power of attorney (POA), they give that person complete access to all of their finances and financial information. This is important if we can no longer make decisions for ourselves! The POA makes sure bills and living expenses are paid and […]

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On July 26, Donna and I set out to Edson United Church and the Parkland Senior Citizen Lodge to do outreach on behalf of Alberta Council on Aging. We came prepared with information on our programs and services. Pastor Kim welcomed us warmly at the United Church, and had us greeting parishioners. This was an […]

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New 811 Number

  Last week Alberta rolled out a brand new number to replace the three numbers for Health Link across the province, making it easier to remember and thus easier to access. This follows previous decisions made in other provinces across Canada where a line to reach a healthcare professional in a non-emergency situation was made widely available. […]

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Upcoming Events

We have some great events that are coming up pretty soon, so we’ve been really busy getting everything ready. Some of you may have received phone calls inviting you to attend our Annual General Meeting on June 12th, and if you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you have probably already seen some of the posters […]

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Statistics on Albertan Seniors 2015

The statistics are in for housing, continuing care, and transportation for seniors in Alberta, and we want to share those results with you. Housing The number of facilities and capacity in Alberta as of March 31, 2010 are listed below.   Zone Facilities Capacity Northern 22 1,443 Edmonton 19 1,561 Central 43 2,807  Calgary 23 […]

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Social Media Plan and Alberta Council on Aging

As some of you may have noticed if you follow us on twitter and Facebook there has been a boom in the frequency of our posts, and we’ve been sharing pictures, videos, stories, and articles that may be of interest to you. We currently have a work experience student joining us who is trying to […]

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