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Healthy Aging CORE Alberta

The knowledge hub connecting organizations that support and advance independent living for older Albertans

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“Overworked and Undervalued,” Canada’s Caregivers Are on the Brink of a Collapse, Says Report

The most recent Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence report paints a picture of the fragile caregiver landscape in Canada today, how COVID worsened the situation, and what is needed for better ca

HCAP: Direct Action to Lower EMS Response Times

Alberta’s government is committed to ensuring an ambulance is available to everyone where and when they need it. Alberta’s Heath Care Action Plan (HCAP) will lead to better EMS response times. To

One-time Top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit

The one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit aims to help low-income renters with the cost of renting. You may be eligible for a tax-free one-time payment of $500 if your income and the amount th

Upcoming Trainings & Events

Webinars, workshops, conferences, symposia, and other training and events relevant to healthy aging are listed by date and also indicated on a monthly calendar. Training modules and curricula, archived webinars, and other training resources are also available in the Resources section.

Resources

Resources on CORE include checklists, toolkits, reports, studies, videos, and other materials on topics relevant to those working or volunteering in support of healthy aging and older adults independent living.

Recording: Vulnerable Person Registry- Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Older Adults in Alberta Group

Healthy Aging Alberta

The Vulnerable Person Registry is used in many jurisdictions across Canada. The Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) is a free, voluntary and confidential service aimed at improving the safety of residents living at home who would be at greater risk during emergencies. Amanda Sheppard will join us from

The Guide to the DTC and RDSP for Newcomers with Disabilities

Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA)

The Guide to the DTC and RDSP for Newcomers with Disabilities was designed to help frontline workers in settlement agencies and advocates introduce newcomers with disabilities to the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).The guide will help settlement workers sha

Affordability Payment Portal opens January 18

Government of Alberta

The secure online Affordability Payment Portal application portal will launch on January 18 at 9 a.m. Families with household incomes below $180,000 are eligible to receive $100 per month for six months for each dependent child under 18. Seniors 65 or older who have household incomes below $180,000

Groups

Discussion groups are where CORE participants can share information and stories, ask questions, learn, and collaborate. Open discussion groups can be accessed by any member of CORE; closed groups are available by invitation only.

Programs and Initiatives

Programs and Initiatives profiled on Healthy Aging CORE provide examples of the important work being done by local, provincial, and national organizations and the value of these programs and initiatives in promoting health and well-being and fostering resilience for older adults seniors.

About Us

Healthy Aging CORE (Collaborative Online Resources and Education) is a platform to connect local, regional, provincial, and national non-profit, government, and academic organizations and coalitions that focus on programs, services, policies, practices, and research aimed at supporting older Albertans to age in place in their homes and communities.

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