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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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MRU Chair Focuses on Unique Needs of Aging Population

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 Re

Grant Call to Modernize Continuing Care Homes

Eligible operators can apply for a one-time grant through the Continuing Care Capital Program to replace, upgrade or renovate existing aged continuing care homes. Alberta Health is accepting project

Seniors’ Debt a Growing Concern, Says Alberta Credit Counsellor

Whether it's the cost of groceries, utility bills, pump prices, or rising interest rates, Calgary credit counsellor Shari Thiel says something has caused more seniors to fall into debt and reach out f

‘Money Is Not Going as Far’: Food Bank Campaigns Become More Urgent as Inflation Rises

The demand for hampers across the province has risen by 30 per cent from 2019 to 2021, said Food Banks Alberta CEO Arianna Scott whose agency represents 109 food banks. “We’re seeing new families

Bivalent Booster Rollout to Begin for Those 18+

Starting on Sept. 21, appointments for the bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine can be booked, with vaccine administration also beginning on Sept. 21. After a thorough and independent scientific review,

With Rentals Scarce, a Program That Houses Students With Seniors Is Growing Fast

As rental prices rise in many Canadian cities, students are finding it more difficult to secure affordable housing. One program is offering an alternative that is not only easier on student wallets, b

Half of Canadians Say Health-Care System Would Suffer With an Infusion of Private Care; One-In-Three Say It Would Help

Staffing shortages and experiences of poor care across the country have public health officials and politicians searching for answers to Canada’s health care challenges. In some cases, this includes

Crowsnest Pass Celebrates New Homes for Seniors

The governments of Alberta and Canada are joining in the grand opening celebration of the new 85-unit Peaks to Pines seniors lodge. Located in Crowsnest Pass, 230 kilometres southeast of Calgary, Pea

Increasing Funding for Palliative and End-Of-Life Care

More than $11.3 million in funding will go to 25 projects to increase access to high-quality palliative care and ensure patients and families are treated with dignity and respect. The government issu

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