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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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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

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

Well Connected - an at home day program

Caregivers Alberta has collaborated with ElderCare Edmonton to support family caregivers, enrich lives and promote engagement. Well Connected offers recreation day programming in a virtual communit

Grandparents who Parent Support Group

This program support series is for grandparents who are parenting their grandchild or grandchildren. Some of the topics covered include identifying the impact of family histories, healing practices an

Phone Pal Program

Ongoing Free Connect with representatives from Strathcona Place Society for conversation and compassion. The Phone Pal Program links seniors with youthful volunteers and like-minded peers who can lift

Calgary Elder Abuse Response Team

This program is a collaboration between Carya, Kerby Centre and Calgary Police Service. Suspected cases of elder abuse can be reported to the Elder Abuse Resource Line. The Elder Abuse Response Team a


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