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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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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

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


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