The University of Calgary campus. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Health-care study looking for seniors to volunteer

Studying health-care barriers facing seniors

University of Calgary is looking for seniors to participate in a study into health-care barriers that face seniors.

The three-year ACCESS Study gives participants a 50 per cent chance to receive their chronic disease medications, for example cardiac, diabetic, and kidney conditions, free of charge.

Participants also have a 50 per cent chance to be enrolled in a personalized education program built by the doctors at the university.

All that participants have to do is complete four questionnaires over the three years, which are sent through the mail. No in-person visits are required.

So far about 3,400 seniors have been recruited and another 1,300 are needed.

Seniors can call toll-free 1-844-944-8927 to check their eligibility and enroll in the study. For more information visit

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