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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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The Grocery Bag - Edmonton Meals on Wheels Grocery Delivery Program

“The convenience of a corner store delivered to your door!” The Edmonton Meals on Wheels Grocery Bag program helps get basic grocery items to people who cannot shop on their own. The Grocery B

The GrandPals Project

The Grandpals project began in 2010. The project was an intergenerational program between a public school and a retirement village. The Grandpals program is where the student met with the residents an

PODCAST: Shared Mic: Conversations for the Ages

  The Shared Mic: Conversations for the Ages is produced by Age Friendly Edmonton (AFE). The first season brings together people from all ages, stages, and backgrounds to discuss topics like findi

The HEART Program

  The HEART Program is an innovative program developed by the City of Lethbridge in collaboration with senior serving systems and community-based organizations that offers vulnerable homeowners an o

Toronto HomeShare Program

  Run by the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE), the Toronto HomeShare Program matches older adults (55+) with a spare room in their home who would benefit from receiving additio

Project Inspire - Art-based Intergenerational Program

Project Inspire is an 8-week program offered by LINKages and is designed to bring together older adults and youth to learn about art history and techniques, as well as discover the value of personal

WECAN Food Basket Society

WECAN connects individuals and families on limited and or fixed incomes, who are struggling at the end of each month to provide enough healthy food for their families with a basket of fresh produce a

Cyber Seniors: Connecting Generations

The Cyber-Seniors’ mission is to bridge the digital divide and connect generations through technology.  It does so through the development and dissemination of resources that enable community organ

Explore Parks Together

This is a free, unique program for older adults and their unpaid/informal caregivers together. Led by experienced Parks and Recreation staff, these programs focus on providing opportunities to be acti


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