Seniors' Resources

Check out the many available resources for seniors by clicking on these links:

Weaselhead/Glenmore Park 

Check out all of the programs offered by the Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society.

Calgary Life Long Learners

CALL’s mandate is to facilitate lifelong learning for residents of Calgary and area. Programs and activities are wide-ranging, focusing on arts and culture, society and politics, and health and science.

9 Ways To Improve Aging

Here is a quick reminder of easy things to do to keep up our spirits and vitality.

 

Feeling Lonely?

Jamie at MyLife has suggestions on ways to connect with others at this difficult time. One sure way is to connect with neighbours through OSA.

 

So...how can we feel more connect even as we stay at home?

  1. Start with self-compassion

  2. Send a caring text to a friend who's going through a hard time

  3. Make a social date via a video call so you're doing the same things as the others on the call

  4. Spend time connecting with yourself by creating the kind of comfort that feels good for you e.g. reading a book, letting your mind wander with a colouring book, giving yourself a foot massage

 

TELUS Mobility for Good Program

If you're a low-income senior, you may be eligible for TELUS' Mobility for Good for seniors program providing Canadian seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) benefit with low-cost wireless service and a free refurbished device.

 

Proactive Seniors

Provides professional advisors for seniors and their families

  • Proactive planning

  • Housing support

  • Dementia care

  • Family support

 

Little Black Book of Scams

The federal government’s guidelines on Scams (especially targeted at seniors) is really useful.

 

Healthy Aging Information You Can Trust

From McMaaster University comes a regular newsletter where youll find all sorts of useful fact-based information for healthy aging.

 

Calgary Horticultural Society

Check out their What's Happening Calendar.

 

Kirby Centre

Provides support services for those 55+.

 

Calgary Seniors' Resource Society

Mission is "provide a depth of support that creates meaningful and effective change in the overall well-being and quality of life of vulnerable seniors".

 

Seniors Connect

Hosts on-line courses on a number of topics important to seniors such as:

  • Crisis intervention for older adults and their care providers who are experiencing a non-medical crisis

  • Assistance in accessing basic needs supports such as food, clothing, shelter

  • Support around complex situations such as caregiver stress, dementia, mental health, addictions, elder abuse and family violence 

  • 24 / 7 confidential phone line and follow up service that concerned citizens can call if they see a senior that needs help

 

Take Care Be Aware

Provides free workshops that educate seniors about the realities of fraud and financial abuse:

  • Education about fraud and financial abuse

  • Teaching seniors the steps they can take to protect themselves

  • Information on current frauds and red flags to watch for

  • Tips for fraud prevention

  • Interactive conversations with the group

 

Cyber Seniors

Cyber-Seniors’ mission is to bridge the digital divide and connect generations through technology by providing tech-training for senior citizens using an intergenerational, youth volunteer model.

 

Membership is free for seniors and provides access to the Senior Resource and Training Centre.

 

Next Door

Nextdoor is the best way to stay informed about what’s going on in your neighbourhood—whether it’s finding a last-minute babysitter, planning a local event, or sharing safety tips. There are so many ways our neighbours can help us, we just need an easier way to connect with them.

 

City of Calgary: Senior Services and Resources

Age-Friendly Calgary is a collaborative initiative between the City of Calgary, senior serving organizations and community minded Calgarians to take into consideration the needs of older adults when making decisions.