Category Archives: Blog

Putting a stop to Ageism

Submitted by: Paige Walker Ageism is defined as the stereotyping and discrimination against individuals or groups based on their age. Ageism affects all age groups but can especially be seen in the older adult population. Ageism is the most tolerated “ism” which is why many older adults experience ageism.  There are many ways in which […]

How can we improve the quality of life for older adults?

Submitted by: Erin Olde In a recent post, Alberta Council on Aging asked the public about ways in which people can improve the quality of life for older adults. I would love to share a comment: “Purpose! Ensure our aging population continues to have a purpose. Interest driven purpose. Doing things together and intergenerationally. Keeping their interests […]

Building Age-friendly Communities, One Event at a Time

Submitted by: Mary Benson, Board Member Are you age-friendly? With summer comes the excitement of outdoor festivals, special events and fairs.   If you represent an organization or are a member of a planning committee, here are some tips to consider when creating an age- friendly community event.   In an age-friendly community: outdoor areas and […]

Grief and Loss During the Pandemic Webinar

Over the summer, the Government of Alberta hosted a four-part webinar series designed to help support the mental health and wellness of seniors, their caregivers, and service providers. These webinars provided information on mental health supports and strategies, focus on the future, grief and loss during the pandemic, and managing burnout and stress as Alberta […]

Meet Barbara Cavers

Barbara Cavers is the facilitator for the upcoming series of Living Strong workshops. She will also be the guest speaker at Alberta Council on Aging’s 54th Annual General Meeting, so we are really excited to introduce her to you all today! Barbara brings a passion for learning to all that she does. Prior to her […]