Dr. Ronald Bayne, an advocate for seniors and a geriatrician died this week through medically assisted death. The legislation has been a welcome one for many who live with a terminal illness and with unbearable pain. What this legislation was not intended for was to replace high quality care at the end of one’s life- […]
Starting February 24 at 8:00 a.m., community seniors 75+ will be able to book vaccine appointments. In anticipation of this, here are some key pieces of information to help you support the seniors you serve: Seniors who are 74 turning 75 are eligible to book. Vaccinations can be booked for the first and second doses by […]
Alberta Council on Aging, the only non profit, province wide, charitable organization of its kind in Canada has been working to maintain and improve the quality of life for older persons, for nearly fifty- four years! The council advises local through to federal government about matters relating to the opportunity for full and equal participation […]
Seniors Week, Grandparents Day, and International Day of Older Persons: What is the difference and why do we celebrate these occasions? Click here to read our newest blog and learn how each of these holidays are different and also individually important.
Older people have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders from around the world have expressed their concern about its effects on older people, communities and society. They have also called for a response that addresses the needs and rights of older people. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General highlighted that “our response to COVID-19 […]
WORLD ELDER ABUSE DAY – 2020 As we prepare to recognize World Elder Abuse Day on June 15th, I find myself reflecting on the change in the life of older persons. Prior to our current fast paced lifestyle driven by technology, our ancestors worked very hard to ensure we had the necessities of life; those […]
Adele Fontaine, 80 and her daughter Marie Fontaine, 55 discuss myths of age from health to art to being conscious. Day 7 of #seniorsweek- let’s keep the conversation going!
Meet change maker Pramila Sinha as she shares her thoughts on a stigma that is holding seniors back… I feel we are viewed as being less than, as diminishing in ability and skill, when in fact we have a lot of experience with age- we demonstrate this on a daily basis. Age plus experience is […]
#seniorsweek day 5. Stereotype: Seniors are not good drivers. Well? To be eligible to drive a person must be medically fit to drive. Seniors are widely diverse in age. Ability and skills, not age! Does policy and practice support this?