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CANADA | Feb 03, 2023

CORE Alberta News - February 3, 2023

Thank you for being a part of the CORE Alberta community!Already a month into 2023 and we know you are all just as busy as ever! As we enter Black History Month, this is a critical time to engage in open dialogue with other partners around systems change and look deeper at internal Diversity, Eq

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Most Older Canadians Want to Age at Home. Why Are We Making It So Hard for Them?

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 Nation

Central Alberta Mayors Walk to Spread Awareness on Falls Prevention

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 Coal

Growing Older

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, policyma

Antidepressants More Likely to Be Prescribed to LTC Residents Than Other Seniors: Report

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

Launching CompassionateAlberta.ca

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

Grants Will Support Diversity and Combat Racism

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 org

Making Seniors Feel Right at Home

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 r

Bursaries to Assist Health-Care Aides

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 p

Senior for Hire

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

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