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Congratulations Bridgewater!

Executive director Donna Durand recently returned from Nova Scotia to take part in the Canadian Association on Gerontology, presenting on the Senior Friendly program, as well as to present the town of Bridgewater, NS, with their official Senior Friendly designation.   Congratulations Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, on demonstrating a commitment to ensuring seniors enjoy a high […]

Central Alberta Council on Aging Kicks Off New Season

Members of the Central Alberta Council on Aging met on Tuesday, September 3 at the Golden Circle Seniors Resource Centre in Red Deer to hear a presentation on wills, powers of attorney and personal directives.  Yoshio Sumiya, a Lawyer with the Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic, Red Deer, discussed two resource booklets available from the […]

Sensationalizing the Age Wave

A story that was recently reported in the Edmonton Journal by Sharon Kirkey discusses the mounting anxiety shared by Canadians about the increasing size of the senior population in Canada. The article states, “Canadians have little faith the country’s health system is prepared to handle the needs of a looming “tsunami” of aging boomers, a new poll […]

Grande Prairie Senior Friendly Training a Great Success

As reported in the Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune, last week, executive director Donna Durand and region 1 director Yvonne Dickson held a “Train the Trainer” Senior Friendly™ training in Grande Prairie, Alberta. They trained five employees of the Freson Bros. Southview IGA. Click here to read the whole article. We are holding another Train the […]

Age Friendly Recommendations for Provincial Budget

Social programming is fundamental to wellbeing and cannot be contingent on the revenues of oil and gas industry alone as the program funding will then fluctuate, thereby compromising the programs and program recipients.   We recognize social programs cost money and we recognize there must be a plan in place to keep the programs running during […]