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Government of Alberta
Rapid testing will be expanded across the province to reach Albertans in homeless shelters, long-term care facilities and remote rural communities. Starting Dec. 18, rapid point-of-care testing will begin at long-term care and designated supportive living facilities in the Edmonton Zone using
Government of Alberta
On December 15, 2020, the Honourable Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing, presented awards to nine Albertans. Selected from 100 nominations – the most since 2007 – the 2020 Minister’s Seniors Service Award recipients made it their mission to keep seniors connected, supported and safe
United Nations General Assembly
On December 14th, 2020, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2021-2030 the Decade of Healthy Ageing. The United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030) is an opportunity to bring together governments, civil society, international agencies, professionals, academia, the media, and the
Government of Alberta
Expanded health measures will be in effect provincewide. All Albertans, businesses, organizations and service providers must follow all new health measures. These restrictions will be in place for a minimum of four weeks. “These mandatory measures will help us slow the spread of COVID-19. This will
Stephanie Babych
The health measures currently in place to battle the coronavirus aren’t likely to be sufficient in bringing down case numbers, Alberta’s top doctor said on Monday while reporting another 16 deaths from COVID-19. The measures introduced nearly two weeks ago, including a ban on indoor gatherings, have
Government of Alberta
Alberta’s government is fully prepared to receive and distribute COVID-19 vaccines and up to 435,000 Albertans will be offered a vaccine in the first quarter of 2021. Planning and preparation is well-advanced. Alberta is in a prime position to implement a phased immunization program as soon as
Briar Stewart
A 2014 report by the National Seniors Council concluded that 50 per cent of people over the age of 80 felt lonely. With the pandemic grinding on, researchers say those feelings have been heightened, which is why advocates and social service agencies are trying to find additional ways to connect with
Government of Alberta
Alberta’s government is declaring a state of public health emergency and putting aggressive measures in place to protect the health system and reduce the rising spread of COVID-19 cases. New restrictions and increased enforcement will reduce the spread of COVID-19 in communities, protect hospitals
Medically At-Risk Driver (MARD) Centre
The Medically At-Risk Driver (MARD) Centre is inviting proposals from not-for-profit alternate transportation for seniors (ATS) service providers in rural and remote areas of the province. The spread of COVID-19 and temporary closures of alternate transportation for seniors’ (ATS) services due to
Joel Dryden
Dr. Hinshaw says it's contingent on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines. Should ongoing trials for two COVID-19 vaccine candidates continue successfully, Alberta expects it will receive around 680,000 doses early in the new year. Speaking Wednesday at a press conference, Dr. Deena Hinshaw