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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.

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Volunteer Driver Program

Helping Hands Cochrane & Area's Volunteer Driver Program (VDP) was created in 2016 which was designed to assist citizens who are low income, seniors, ill or injured,  access to affordable local

GeriActors Theatre

GeriActors Theatre is an internationally known and Edmonton based not-for-profit company creating and promoting seniors’ and intergenerational theatre. Founded in 2001 by Artistic Director, David

Edmonton Seniors Home Supports Program

The Edmonton Seniors Home Supports Program (SHSP) is a referral service that gives seniors referrals to screened service providers which offer snow removal, yard help, housekeeping. home repair and m

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

Optimal aging means staying healthy, active and engaged for as long as possible. There is a lot of information about healthy aging, it can be overwhelming. How do you know which information you can t


The design, implementation and evaluation of Rural Mental Health project is being done collaboratively with strategic partnerships, to ground approaches in rural and indigenous worldviews. The princip

Calgary East Zone Newcomers Collaborative

In response to the ongoing pandemic, the new Calgary East Zone Newcomers Collaborative (CENC) has created a rapid response specifically to help newcomers and ethnocultural communities with ongoing COV

Essential Transportation: Seniors' Transportation for Vaccination

This program was originally the Escorted Transportaiton Program, which has not shifted to provided volunteer drivers to support vulnerable seniors in the Calgary area get to essential medical appoint

Step Ahead Tech Help for Seniors

Do you know a Deaf or Hard of Hearing senior in your community? Do they need help using technology to connect with friends, family, or services? Are you looking for volunteer opportunities in your co

WE Seniors - A physical and online community hub for people 55+

We Seniors, Westend Seniors Activity Centre in Edmonton is a community hub where people 55+ can drop in and connect with others. Since March 2020, the centre has been completely re-invented to accomm


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