Check out the many available resources for seniors by clicking on these links:
Check out all of the programs offered by the Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society.
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.
Here is a quick reminder of easy things to do to keep up our spirits and vitality.
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?
Start with self-compassion
Send a caring text to a friend who's going through a hard time
Make a social date via a video call so you're doing the same things as the others on the call
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
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.
Provides professional advisors for seniors and their families
The federal government’s guidelines on Scams (especially targeted at seniors) is really useful.
From McMaaster University comes a regular newsletter where youll find all sorts of useful fact-based information for healthy aging.
Check out their What's Happening Calendar.
Provides support services for those 55+.
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".
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
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’ 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.
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.
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.