Age Friendly Community Programs
Older adults say they highly value aging in community. Alberta Council on Aging is committed to sharing presentations and resources at little or no cost to participants. We partner with individuals and community groups to better reach our members and older adults across the province. Programs we offer are:
Senior Friendly™ /Age friendly Communities Program Overview
The Senior Friendly™ program was developed in the late 90’s by seniors, with funding from Health Canada, to foster greater knowledge, understanding, and support for our rapidly expanding older population. The core of this work was to promote the value of older people through dispelling myths, stereotypes, ageism and promoting age friendly policy, programs and communities.
The Recognizing Fraud program is designed to raise awareness about fraudulent activities. We talk about how to protect yourself, your money, and your identity. By thinking ahead, learning strategies to make good decisions regarding scams and fraud, building good habits, and being aware, you can greatly reduce your risk of becoming a victim of fraud.
Pre and Post Retirement Planning
To maintain a good quality of life after retirement, it is important to have ongoing plans in place. These plans can range from budgeting to estate planning. We recommend having guest speaker from community who is knowledgeable with content.
Abuse is a violation of fundamental rights. Learn more about the common types of abuse, possible warning signs that someone is being abused, how to report and where to get help.
The Living Strong Program encourages participants to explore various components of wellbeing: physical, mental, environment, spiritual, and getting your paperwork in order. Learn more about being proactive and living stronger longer.
Let’s Talk Dementia
Is dementia the same as Alzheimer’s disease? Can dementia be prevented or delayed? Alzheimer’s disease is just one form of dementia. Learn about what dementia is, what an age friendly/dementia friendly community looks like, and how to enhance quality of life for people living with dementia.
Let’s Stop Ageism
Learn what ageism is and how it affects people. Explore myths, stereotypes and language in relation to ageism, and discuss the connection between ageism and abuse and a lower quality of life. Learn what you can do to tackle ageism.
Forum for Participants Engagement – a facilitated participants discussion
The floor is open for participants to discuss concerns and issues in a facilitated environment.
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