Category Archives: Blog

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

From Alzheimer Society of Canada website: Each January, the Alzheimer Society supports and leads Canada’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. During this month, we at the Society encourage organizations across Canada, and individuals like you, to learn more about dementia and its stark impact on Canadians. And while Alzheimer’s Awareness Month may stop at the end of January, the experiences […]

Bullying Awareness Week: Let’s talk about Elder Abuse

November 14-18 is recognized as Bullying Awareness Week in Alberta. We want to take this opportunity to raise awareness of Elder Abuse. What is Elder Abuse? As stated by World Health Organization:  Elder abuse is a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of […]

November is Financial Literacy Month

During Financial Literacy Month, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) engages with Canadians and works together with organizations from the private, public, and non-profit sectors to help strengthen the financial literacy of individuals and families and build their financial resilience. Throughout the month, organizations from across the country are encouraged to host events and […]

November is Fall Prevention Month!

Falls are the leading cause of injuries amongst older persons in Canada. Our bodies naturally change with age and these changes affect the way we feel, move, and behave. A fall can have a devastating and lasting impact on a person, resulting in injury, chronic pain and a reduced quality of life. Even without an […]

October 7 is Ageism Awareness Day

Ageism is defined as the prejudice or discrimination against an age-group. A common notion is that older people are less valuable to society and less eligible for human rights. The Let’s Stop Ageism awareness campaign addresses ageism head on and promotes community members of all ages to interact, accept, embrace and celebrate older people. Many […]