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CANADA | Jun 11, 2024

Food insecurity is at a crisis point': Advocate argues policy changes are needed

We need better policies that will provide people with the income they need to put food on the table, feed their families, and live healthier lives.

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Winners of Minister’s Seniors Service Awards announced!

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

Decade of Healthy Ageing

On December 14th, 2020, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2021-2030 the Decade of Healthy Ageing.  What is the Decade of Healthy Ageing? The United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2

Covid: Students and retirees form long-distance friendships

A heartwarming story about connections made between students and retirees who have been left isolated during the pandemic across languages and cultures. READ MORE HERE

New mandatory provincewide measures to protect lives

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 m

COVID-19 restrictions not sufficient to bend the curve

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

Winter is already a trying time for some seniors. COVID-19 will make it worse

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 heighten

Strong restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19

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 restri

U of a Student Creates 3D Printed Resource to Help Teach Cree Language

Syllabics kit based on “Star Chart” helps Indigenous language learners connect with Cree culture. Kaia MacLeod, a master's student in library and information studies and an Indigenous intern with

The Medically At-Risk Driver (MARD) Centre is inviting proposals from not-for-profit alternate transportation for seniors service providers in rural and remote areas

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 s

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