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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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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

Drive Happiness - Vaccine Transportation Support for multiple Alberta regions

Drive Happiness Seniors Association is a registered, non-profit society whose mission is to assist seniors in remaining independent in their own homes for as long as possible. By providing seniors wit

Calgary Support for newcomers diagnosed with COVID-19

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

Community Connect YYC

Finding the right support in times of need can be challenging, but Community Connect YYC is changing that. We are a group of Calgary-based agencies dedicated to helping community members to quickly

Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health - Depression in Older Adults Resources

The Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health promotes the mental health of seniors by connecting people, ideas, and resources. Members are organizations and individuals who represent seniors, f

YouQuest - focusing on young onset dementia

YouQuest improves quality of life for people with young-onset dementia and their care partners through practical daytime support in a public recreation setting. YouQuest is a rehabilitative intervent

No Limits Community Connections

The No Limits Community Connections (NLCC) program aims to help visible minority seniors aged 55+ increase their mental, social, and emotional wellbeing during the pandemic with virtually engaging act


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