Health Link is Alberta’s free, 24/7 health information and advice service. The service is staffed by registered nurses and other health professionals who provide health advice and navigation services. Call Health Link by dialing 811.
Healthy Aging Information Series: Request free presentations for your group by knowledgeable professionals on a range of healthy aging topics such as medication management, health conditions, driving and beyond, caregiver stress management, nutrition, financial literacy, housing transitions, and leisure. Review the catalogue of presentations offered and request a presentation.
McMaster Optimal Aging Portal includes research summaries written in plain language and web resources that have been reviewed and rated
World Report on Ageing and Health (World Health Organization, 2015)
Summary report from the the November 2014 forum “What’s Stopping Us? Innovating for Seniors’ Health and Wellness” presented by the Covenant Health Network of Excellence in Seniors’ Health and Wellness. The forum focused on community-based approaches to seniors’ health and wellness.
Mental and Emotional Health
Drop-in single session counselling services in Edmonton
If you or someone you know has dementia (or cares for someone with dementia), the Dementia Advice service offers support and information. Call Health Link at 811.
Seniors' Suicide Prevention: Information on warning signs, protective factors, and resources (Centre for Suicide Prevention)
Mental Health First Aid Seniors training supports the mental health of Canada’s aging population
Prevention in Hand provides information on prevention of chronic diseases for health professionals and the public (College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada)
Alberta Health Services Continuing Care Information (programs and services related to home care, supportive living, long-term care, hospice and end of life care)
Public Health Agency of Canada information on health promotion and injury prevention for seniors
Advance Care Planning Recommendations Infographic and Report (Advance Care Planning Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities, 2016)
The Leisure Access Program allows eligible low-income Edmontonians to access participating City of Edmonton recreation facilities through an annual pass or a subsidized monthly pass.
Active Living resources for practitioners such as tip sheets on a variety of topics and Healthy Living Workshop Toolkit (Active Aging Canada)
The Alberta Centre for Active Living loans pedometer kits to health promotion and workplace wellness practitioners in Alberta.
Finding Balance is a campaign designed to increase awareness of falls prevention among older Albertans. The campaign, coordinated by the Injury Prevention Centre, promotes real life strategies older adults can implement to reduce their risk of falling. They provide many useful resources such as fact sheets, multi-language handouts, posters, brochures, etc.
Preventing Falls In and Around Your Home (Health Canada)
National Falls Prevention Resource Center (National Council on Aging)
Handout: How to Safely Help Someone to Get Up
Handout: How to Get Up From the Floor by Yourself
Learn about balance exercises to improve stability and help prevent falls by the Mayo Clinic
Preventing Falls Through Physical Activity (A Guide for People Working with Older Adults)
Hoarding 101 (2013 presentation to outreach workers)