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Allied and Partner Organizations

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.

Brenda Strafford Foundation

The Brenda Strafford Foundation is a registered Canadian charitable organization established in 1975 by Dr. Barrie I. Strafford to honour his late wife, Brenda Strafford. The Brenda Strafford Foundation's core business is seniors care. The Foundation now owns and operates four Long Term Care and Assisted Living seniors care facilities in Calgary, AB, and Okotoks, AB, with over 800 beds and approximately 1000 staff. As a registered charity, The Foundation is involved in a number of projects for innovation in seniors health and wellness.

Alberta Seniors & Community Housing Association (ASCHA)

For over fifty years, the Alberta Seniors & Community Housing Association (ASCHA) has been advocating on behalf of its members, who provide a variety of seniors housing options for Albertans. In June 2020, ASCHA adopted a more inclusive direction to represent the full continuum of housing our members offer – including community housing. Our core roles are advocacy and member services. As a member-driven association, we act as a centre of excellence, of education, best practices and resources for our members, to assist housing providers with providing the very best supports to the Albertans they serve.

The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories

The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories is working to change the face of dementia in Alberta and improve the quality of life for those with the disease. Through seven regional centres and a provincial office, the Society offers a provincial network of educational and support services for those with dementia and their care partners, builds partnerships with health professionals and the community and advances research into effective treatments and finding a cure for this devastating disease.

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council is a province-wide network of professionals dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse. Canada’s fastest growing population is over the age of 65 and rapidly becoming vulnerable to abuse that can rob older adults of their well-being and dignity.&nbsp;Activities include:</p>

  • representing communities across Alberta;
  • promoting the well-being and security of older adults;
  • working to increase community awareness; and
  • developing resources to address and educate about elder abuse.

Age-friendly communities

The Government of Alberta's Age-friendly communities website: “Age-friendly” is the idea of making structures and services more accessible and inclusive for seniors with varying needs and capacities.This means looking at how we build infrastructure, the way we get around, and even the way we shop for goods and services. Age-friendly communities promote healthy and active aging. People in age-friendly communities are supported in maintaining their independence and have access to the community supports and services they need.

The Alberta Council on Aging

The Alberta Council on Aging has nine chapters across Alberta and aims to improve the quality of life for seniors by helping full participation in society. They focus on public education to encourage the development of age-friendly communities, offering publications and workshops to the general public at low or no cost.

The Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA)

The Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA) is a non-profit, voluntary organization representing the providers of continuing care services in Alberta. They provide a unified voice for their members, a unique alliance of: owners and operators of home care and support services, supportive living and long term care; private and non-profit sector providers; and providers of quality products and services that support the continuing care sector.

Alberta Blue Cross

Alberta Blue Cross is Alberta’s largest benefits provider. We are proud to serve more than 1.8 million individuals through employer group plans, individual plans and government-sponsored programs such as Coverage for Seniors, Non-Group Coverage, Palliative Care Coverage and Optical Assistance for Seniors.

As a not-for-profit organization, our purpose at Alberta Blue Cross is to empower people to live their best life. For seniors, we do this through tools such as Balance®— a wellness program that helps people understand their health and track progress through tools like the health risk assessment, medication reminders and education resources.

Alberta Association of Seniors Centres

The Alberta Association of Seniors Centres was incorporated in May of 2011. Its mission is to promote visibility, growth, development, expansion and quality of Seniors Centres in Alberta through supports, services, advocacy, education, training, networking and resources development.


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