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Resources on CORE include checklists, toolkits, reports, studies, videos, and other materials on topics relevant to those working or volunteering in support of healthy aging and older adults independent living.

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The Edmonton Journal Vaccine FAQ

Edmonton Journal

Questions and answers on Alberta's vaccination program, a guide for seniors and those most at risk, provided by the Edmonton Journal. 

Books to Build On: Indigenous Literatures for Learning

University of Calgary

This interactive web resource is designed to assist educators with weaving Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing into their teaching and learning, starting with story. Responding to the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and to current provincial professi

Bicycling and Walking by Older Adults

Steve Mencher, AARP

More than ever before, older adults are bicycling and walking instead of driving. Like younger generations, people age 50 or older are choosing to ride a bike or slip into comfortable footwear for exercise as well as for commuting to work and running errands. Data compiled by the League of American

Walking Speed - Is It a New Vital Sign?

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

Like your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and rate of breathing, walking speed may be an important new vital sign. By taking this interactive lesson, you'll learn the answers to the following questions: What is walking speed and why is it important? How does walking speed change w

How to Promote Brain Health

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

Dementia is a progressive brain disease that can have an adverse effect on your social activity and physical mobility. By taking this interactive lesson, you'll learn how managing the following six factors can help to promote brain health and reduce your risk of developing dementia: physical act

Osteoarthritis and Exercise

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

Osteoarthritis, sometimes referred to as OA, is a common condition that affects our joints, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness. By taking this short, interactive lesson, you will learn the answers to the following questions: How common is OA of the hip and knee? Is it a normal part of aging?

"Vax Hunter AB" uses Twitter to help find vaccine appointments

Danielle Davids

Albertans can book their vaccination appointment through a participating pharmacy, using AHS online, or by calling 811.  However, some are having issues navigating the system to successfully book a vaccination appointment. “Vax Hunter AB” is run by two Edmonton women who help connect people wi

A Toolkit for Grief is live!

Community Development Learning Initiative

Every person, and every community, has experienced some type of loss since the pandemic began in early 2020. Grief is a natural human experience that we may be feeling. This toolkit is to help us think, act, and change through our grief stories, making them meaningful to us and our communities. Thi

WHO Episode #38 - Current Global Trends

World Health Organization

What is data telling us about the spread of COVID-19 around the world? What does evidence tell us about transmission in populations that are vaccinated? WHO’s Dr Oliver Morgan explains in Science in 5 this week. WATCH VIDEO HERE


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