Category Archives: Blog

Happy Volunteer Week!

Dear Board of Directors and Volunteers, You are the core of this 53-year-old grassroots volunteer-based organization known as Alberta Council on Aging. You are good and solid and caring.  Thank you for everything you do, each and every day to help others. This is what we are founded on- helping others so they can achieve […]

Dearest Earth

Dearest Earth, We who are about to die sure will miss you. Many of us are senior citizens and some of us middle-aged: doctors and nurses treating the sick included. Most of us live in our favourite city, and many of us live in rural areas where geography marks our place in the world: whether […]

Do You Know About International Day of Older Persons (IDOP)?

In 1990, the United Nations declared International Day of Older Persons to bring awareness to, and to celebrate older persons. The 2019 theme “The Journey to Age Equality” focuses on existing and future old-age inequality and how we can create positive change in our communities. Did you know? By 2030 it is estimated 1.4 billion […]

Let’s Talk: Bullying and Ageism

  It is a Community Need to Stop Ageism Many years ago, even before World Health Organization announced Age friendly Communities, Alberta Council on Aging set out to address the impending age wave through the implementation of Senior FriendlyTM program. At the core of the philosophy and training is the teaching on ageism: how ageism […]

#NationalHousingDay2018

Since 2000, November 22 has been declared National Housing Day in Canada. We at Alberta Council on Aging would like to take a moment to reflect on how important it is to have safe, affordable housing that is apporpriate to each individuals circumstances. Donna Durand, Executive Director, shares ACA’s talking points on housing for #NationalHousingDay. […]

United Nations International Day of Older Persons

Media Release For Immediate Release  United Nations International Day of Older Persons October 1  For the first time in Alberta’s history, International Day of Older Persons was declared on October 1, 2017. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions”. Help celebrate the second year of International Day of Older Persons in Alberta on October 1, […]

Ken and Joyce Edwards: Growing up in one of Alberta’s first black communities

Ken and Joyce Edwards: Growing up in one of Alberta’s first black communities By Terry Jorden Jefferson Edwards was only 21 when he left Oklahoma for Canada in 1910, seeking an escape from segregation and prejudice. That summer, he arrived in Edmonton by train and then walked 140 kilometers north and staked a homestead near […]