Age Friendly Community Programs

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 is to promote the value of older people through dispelling myths, stereotypes, ageism and promoting age friendly policy, programs and communities.

Recognizing Fraud

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.

Contents:

  • Trainer’s Manual
  • Recognizing Fraud Booklet for participants
  • Recognizing Fraud PowerPoint presentation
  • PowerPoint: slides and presenter’s notes
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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 a guest speaker from community who is knowledgeable with content.

Contents:

  • Pre and Post Retirement Overview
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Recognizing Abuse

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.

Contents:

  • Recognizing Abuse Booklet for participants
  • Recognizing Abuse PowerPoint presentation
  • PowerPoint: presenter’s notes
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Living Strong

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.

Preparedness Planning

This “Preparedness program” is a personal approach to planning in the event something suddenly and unexpected happens to an individual.  The unplanned events in life such as a slip, fall, accident or illness that could cause an individual to be hospitalized.  Do you have your personal affairs in order so a family member or friend can help you until your health allows you to return home. Many people overlook that your household bills, pets and personal affairs need to be handled if you become incapable of looking after these matters.

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.

Contents:

  • Let’s Talk Dementia Presenter’s Manual
  • Let’s Talk Dementia PowerPoint Presentation
  • Let’s Talk Dementia Booklet for Participants
  • Let’s Talk Dementia Presenter’s Notes

Additional Resources

  • When Tippy Tucks Us In PowerPoint Presentation
  • When Tippy Tucks Us In Presenter’s Pamphlet (a guide to presentation, with follow-up questions for participants)
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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.

Contents:

  •  Let’s Stop Ageism PowerPoint
  • Let’s Stop Ageism presenter’s notes
  • Let’s Stop Ageism participant’s booklet
  • Let’s Stop Ageism trainer’s manual
  • Additional resources
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Forum for Participants Engagement – a facilitated participants discussion

The floor is open for participants to discuss concerns and issues in a facilitated environment.