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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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VIDEOS: Stay Active, Stay Well – Workouts from home

University of Alberta

Stay Active, Stay Well with Campus & Community Recreation at University of Alberta with a series of workout and fitness videos.

Tips on managing stress and anxiety during COVID-19

Centre for Disease Control (CDC)

The Centre for Disease Control shares tips on how to reduce stress and anxiety during COVID-19. Healthy ways to cope with stress include taking breaks from watching news stories, taking care of your body, making time to unwind, connecting with others, and connecting with your community organizations

Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada social media resources: COVID-19

Government of Canada

For consideration and use on social media channels, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada have shared general social media COVID-19 messaging and images.

Joy4All Project: Positive message hotline for seniors

Joy4All Project

Calgary high school students launch positive message hotline for seniors. The Joy4All project offers a free telephone line, and a friendly voice on the other end, to help lift spirits in what may be a lonely time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotline, available by calling 1-877-JOY-4ALL, offer

The City of Calgary Fire Department: Drive-by birthdays for Calgarians who are 100 or older

The City of Calgary Fire Department

Request for the Calgary Fire Department to do birthday drive-bys for Calgarians who are 100 years and older can be made through 311. Trucks with flashing lights and sirens will pass by to help celebrate.  LEARN MORE

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal: Tips on how to stay active and engaged while practicing physical distancing

McMaster University

McMaster University’s Optimal Aging Portal shares various articles on how to stay active and engaged while practicing physical distancing.

Connect Canadians: Providing free technology training and support for older adults

Connect Canadians

Connect Canadians is a non-profit organization that promotes digital literacy skills amongst older adults by providing free technology training and support.

Caregivers’ Failure to Thrive: A Case for Health and Continuing Care Systems Transformation

Andrew Magnaye, Janet Fast, Jacquie Eales, Mark Stolow, Myles Leslie

Excluding family caregivers and their goals from healthcare thinking and system design has contributed to their "failure to thrive." Family caregivers are diverse, with dynamic, enduring, and variable life course care trajectories that are largely ignored. Using a co-design approach, caregivers prio

Alberta Health Services: List of mental health and COVID-19 related resources

Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services has provided a list of mental health and COVID-19 related resources.

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