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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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Seniors financial assistance programs

  The Alberta Government has added online seniors financial assistance applications to the service options available to seniors. Select a quick, easy and secure way to complete the Seniors Financ

Natural Supports Simulation

  The Natural Supports Simulation (NSYYC) developed in 2019 is an online interactive experience that raises awareness for the Natural Support role by building skills and confidence. This online tool

Finding Balance Falls Prevention Program & Campaign

Falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors. 20-30% of seniors in Alberta will fall at least once a year. Seniors falls cost $290 million in hospital admissions and emergency department vi

Mature Workers Experience Counts Program

Experience Counts – Targeted Initiative for Mature Workers is an MCG program that provides mature workers with the opportunity to update their current skills in a supportive environment, attain and

Wìdjìwàgan project

What you know as social innovation might actually be Indigenous innovation. “‘Social innovation’ is a Western term for how Indigenous people have always built business,” reads the homepage of

Project SOS: Share Our Stories

With age comes experience and resilience. We invite you to share a story or two about a difficult time you faced and how you got through it. Your stories can help others who are facing difficult chall

Injury Prevention Centre's Poison Prevention Program

Poisonings are a major cause of unintentional injuries in Alberta. In 2018, Alberta’s poison centre, PADIS, received over 25,000 calls concerning poisoning. 70% of child poisonings needing hospi

WESeniors Community Hub, Westend Seniors Activity Centre

Westend Seniors Activity Centre (WSAC) is a charitable non-profit organization founded in 1978 and based in Edmonton, Alberta. For the past 43 years, WSAC has been serving seniors in Edmonton providin

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

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