This article explores how ageism may present in health care settings and provides information for patients to advocate for themselves.
There is a growing focus on finding ways to support Canadians to age in place. Local groups are serving as great examples of meaningful work and approaches.
One way all people can support positive aging is by sharing stories that highlight the experiences and wisdom that come with age. Listen to talented storytellers share an hour of winter stories that celebrate this festive season.
A pair of information sessions are providing community-based seniors serving organizations with valuable insight into the role data collection and evaluation can play in providing services to support older adults.
Elmwood Seniors for Seniors is a relative newcomer to Edmonton's seniors sector. The volunteer organization has evolved quickly in the last couple of years, a product of grassroots support and community connections.
The shock wave from the pandemic highlights ongoing challenges. ESCC invites organizations in Edmonton's network serving older adults to join conversations to transform Edmonton's seniors framework.
Members of the newly formed Interim Collective Leadership Group (ICLG) have been recruited to lead a transformation of Edmonton's network of seniors serving organizations.
Mill Woods Seniors Association (MWSA) is situated in the hub of the Mill Woods community in south Edmonton. While the pandemic has changed how MWSA delivers its programming, it hasn't changed the atmosphere at the centre.
Caregivers Alberta is marking 20 years since its inception. It was founded in 2001 by a group of caregivers looking to provide other caregivers with support for their own well-being.
Ageism refers to stereotyping and the ensuing prejudice and discrimination against people based on their age. Although ageism can be experienced by younger people, the impacts are different, and arguably more serious, when experienced in older age.
ElderCare Edmonton has a long history in the capital region. The organization offers therapeutic recreational programming to strengthen seniors' independence and quality of life.
As its name indicates, the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories serves a large geographic area. Staff at seven office locations provide information, support, and education; and advocate for people living with dementia.