The Office of Alberta Health Advocates Opens April 1

http://www.albertahealthadvocates.ca/ “Alberta’s health system is complex and people don’t always find or receive the kind of care they are looking for. The Office of the Alberta Health Advocates brings together Alberta’s Mental Health Patient Advocate and the new Health Advocate and Seniors’ Advocate. It’s a place where Albertans can come to for advice and help […]

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Compassionate care leave begins February 1

Compassionate care leave begins February 1 Albertans can take up to eight weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave from work to care for a gravely ill family member. Employees taking compassionate care leave can return to the same or similar position, just like new mothers after maternity leave or armed forces reservists when they return from duty. “No […]

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The Transportation Strategy for Alberta is currently being developed by the Government of Alberta. Public is encouraged to attend.

This long-term, integrated Strategy will guide decisions on future transportation investments, policies and programs in Alberta over the next 50 years. A variety of consultation efforts, including discussions held in 18 communities throughout Alberta, will be used to engage partners and the public to obtain input on the Strategy’s proposed goals, and on actions that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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