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Adrienne Clarkson Special to the Star
How do you want to spend the final years of your life? This is the focus of The Third Act, an ongoing series the Star is producing in collaboration with Toronto Metropolitan University and the National Institute on Ageing. It will challenge governments, institutions and individuals to reframe our
Alessia Proietti
Central Alberta mayors walked in unison on Tuesday to bring awareness to Falls Prevention Month this November. After missing two years due to the pandemic, the Central Alberta Falls Prevention Coalition held their sixth annual “Walk with the Mayors” event at the Penhold Multiplex (Waskasoo Ave) from
Fellows of the Global Reporting Program
The world is getting older. Globally, longevity is increasing markedly, and birth rates are falling. This demographic reality is often portrayed in calamitous terms. Economists, politicians, policymakers, and pundits alike speak of the aging population overwhelming health systems, damaging the
Maan Alhmidi
Seniors living in long-term care across the country were three times more likely to have been prescribed antidepressants over the last five years than those in the community, a new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information indicates. Just over 60 per cent of seniors living in long
Government of Alberta
With the support of the Government of Alberta, Covenant Health’s Palliative Institute is launching a website dedicated to raising awareness of advance care planning and palliative care. Launched on the International Day of Older Persons, CompassionateAlberta.ca offers tool kits and resources to
Government of Alberta
Alberta is launching a new grant program to increase cultural awareness and help Albertans address racism. The Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Grant Program is investing $1 million for community organizations to create projects that celebrate Alberta’s diversity and encourage Albertans to think and
Government of Alberta
The new 115-unit Gilchrist Commons seniors lodge is addressing the need for more affordable seniors housing in northeast Calgary. Seniors are already moving into their new homes located near a full range of services and amenities, including a community garden. The four-storey building includes a
Government of Alberta
Alberta’s government is investing $12.8 million to create new bursaries to assist students with education costs and encourage them to become Health Care Aids (HCAs). The HCA Education Funding program includes three streams of funding: the Financial Incentive program, the HCA Tuition Bursary program
Gary Poignant
Age is a popular talking point for the boss and a couple of employees at an Edmonton hardware store. "I enjoy the challenge and I like to mentor people," said Bill McGregor, 67, who has been managing the RONA store on 51 Avenue for the past 10 years. He left his decades-long management position at
Peter Glenn
Mount Royal University’s chair in Older Adult Health is more aware than ever of the challenges and opportunities for the University in focusing on this growing segment of the population. Jocelyn Rempel, a registered nurse, consultant and MRU faculty member who ran her own business for ten years, is