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Long-Term Care in Canada: From National Shame to a New Ecology of Care

Position paper developed at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides an overview of long-term care, and a call for radical reformation: a new ecology of care in Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing both significant strengths and weaknesses across every sector of society. Canada has long prided itself for its observance of human rights […]

What is Alzheimer Awareness Month?

What is Alzheimer Awareness Month? Every January the Alzheimer Society of Canada launches a campaign to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and to reduce stigma. Every year, 25,000 Canadians are diagnosed with dementia. 1 in 3 people are or know someone affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or another related dementia. There are over 40,000 Albertans […]

What is Abuse?

What is Abuse? As stated by World Health Organization (WHO) Elder abuse is a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person. As stated by Alberta Health Elder abuse is any action or inaction by self […]

Grey Matters 2016

The Grey Matters conference is a two-day event intended to increase awareness of issues, supports and services for seniors. We are pleased to announce that Alberta Council on Aging will have representatives in attendance at this year’s conference! Donna Durand, executive director of Alberta Council on Aging will be presenting the second day on Social […]

Seniors’ Week 2016

On this the 30th Anniversary of Seniors’ Week, I would like to draw special attention to all seniors in the province of Alberta. Seniors make a difference in our communities daily. They mentor and care for family members (children, grand and great grandchildren). They are friends, and they are top volunteers. Seniors contribute by being […]