Seniors

FILE - Executive director Dawna Morey will soon be retiring from The Lending Cupboard. (Photo by Advocate staff).

Lending Cupboard executive director to retire

Change in executive in store for charity that serves Red Deer and central Alberta

 

FILE - Red Deer Symphony Orchestra partners with Health Arts Society of Alberta for Concerts in Care. (Advocate file photo).

Symphony musicians to play at central Alberta seniors facilities

Red Deer Symphony partners with Health Arts Society of Alberta

 

The Caregivers Together 2022 conference aims to build awareness, community and knowledge around the challenging role played by Alberta’s nearly one-million caregivers.

Conference builds knowledge + awareness around Alberta’s caregivers

May is Caregivers Awareness Month. Caregivers Alberta, Alberta’s only organization dedicated to…

  • May 2, 2022

 

Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., Friday, February 25, 2022. The latest census release on aging marks another milestone on the slow march to what experts warn will be a crisis in care for Canada’s elders. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

2021 census shows number of seniors over 85 expected to triple in next 25 years

Last year the oldest baby boomers turned 76, and most probably live independently

Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., Friday, February 25, 2022. The latest census release on aging marks another milestone on the slow march to what experts warn will be a crisis in care for Canada’s elders. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley was critical of the UCP’s decision to make changes to the Alberta Seniors Drug Benefit in 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

UCP removed 40,000 Albertans from drug coverage plan

Change brought Alberta in line with other provinces, health minister says

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley was critical of the UCP’s decision to make changes to the Alberta Seniors Drug Benefit in 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
Red Deerian Doris Peck, who will be celebrating her 97th birthday next weekend, has been playing bridge for 32 years. Members of the Red Deer Bridge Club celebrated with a birthday cake before the cards were dealt on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Red Deerian Doris Peck, who will be celebrating her 97th birthday next weekend, has been playing bridge for 32 years. Members of the Red Deer Bridge Club celebrated with a birthday cake before the cards were dealt on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
FILE - Pharmacist Kenni Clark injects Robert Champion, of Lawrence, Mass., with a booster dosage of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - Pharmacist Kenni Clark injects Robert Champion, of Lawrence, Mass., with a booster dosage of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
A woman tries to speak to her mother, through a window at Orchard Villa Care home, in Pickering, Ont. on Saturday, April 25, 2020. The expert spearheading new draft national standards for long-term care says they must strike a balance between residents’ safety and their quality of life. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

National standards for long-term care must balance safety, quality of life

Standards need to accommodate homes of all sizes and types all over the country

A woman tries to speak to her mother, through a window at Orchard Villa Care home, in Pickering, Ont. on Saturday, April 25, 2020. The expert spearheading new draft national standards for long-term care says they must strike a balance between residents’ safety and their quality of life. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
In the Three Robins Active Living Community wood shop, residents work on crafts and repair household items, all while sharing skills with each other.

A thriving Red Deer community, where neighbours support neighbours!

This retirement residence is a centre of excellence, where neighbours share skills and inspiration

  • Dec 20, 2021
In the Three Robins Active Living Community wood shop, residents work on crafts and repair household items, all while sharing skills with each other.
For more information on The Hamlets sites call The Hamlets at Red Deer at 403-986-1250  or The Hamlets at Deer Park at 403-309-6333.

Red Deer seniors’ community makes an impact by giving back

Finding the right retirement community to call home is important, but being…

  • Dec 20, 2021
For more information on The Hamlets sites call The Hamlets at Red Deer at 403-986-1250  or The Hamlets at Deer Park at 403-309-6333.
Resident at Bethany

Bethany Collegeside Gardens offers seniors worry-free living… and worry-free moving too!

Finding a new place to call home is a difficult decision at…

  • Sep 27, 2021
Resident at Bethany
Plenty of walking paths!

Staying connected: Make meaningful community connections at CollegeSide Gardens

For many people, the pandemic brought into sharp focus the true value…

  • Aug 23, 2021
Plenty of walking paths!
The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. An internal government document is shining a light on how low-income seniors were abruptly cut off from monthly federal payments based on which bureaucratic body handled their emergency benefits last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Receipt of seniors’ income supplement hinged partly on what agency handled their CERB

Split-program wrinkle added another line to a sometimes garbled calculation

The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. An internal government document is shining a light on how low-income seniors were abruptly cut off from monthly federal payments based on which bureaucratic body handled their emergency benefits last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Chris Sherlock, a 65-year-old resident of British Columbia’s Cowichan Valley, is seen in an undated handout photo. Sherlock, who relied on the CERB last year, says he was never told his monthly income would drop by nearly $500 as a consequence. New Democrats say they’ve have been flooded with calls from seniors who suddenly find themselves cut off from monthly government payments due to emergency benefits they received last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chris Sherlock

Seniors cut off from income supplement after receiving emergency benefits

New Democrats say they have been flooded with calls from Canadians aged 65 and up

Chris Sherlock, a 65-year-old resident of British Columbia’s Cowichan Valley, is seen in an undated handout photo. Sherlock, who relied on the CERB last year, says he was never told his monthly income would drop by nearly $500 as a consequence. New Democrats say they’ve have been flooded with calls from seniors who suddenly find themselves cut off from monthly government payments due to emergency benefits they received last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chris Sherlock
Theresa Hamilton plays tic tac toe on a window with a senior in Mt. Cartier Court as the pandemic limited in-person visitors into senior care homes. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Theresa Hamilton plays tic tac toe on a window with a senior in Mt. Cartier Court as the pandemic limited in-person visitors into senior care homes. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Thursday, June 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

One-time payments to seniors over 75 likely to also go to the dead, documents say

One-time payments to seniors over 75 likely to also go to the dead, documents say

Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Thursday, June 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House reopened earlier this month, after closing in March due to the pandemic. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House hosting activities once again

Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House is once again open for weekly…

The Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House reopened earlier this month, after closing in March due to the pandemic. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Senior adults having morning tea together

Campus of care: What makes CollegeSide Gardens so unique

Housing options and long-term care are co-located in a beautiful setting

  • Jul 19, 2021
Senior adults having morning tea together
<ins>A Ponoka Seasons staff member shows Jim Horne his ‘Remarkable Resident’ certificate. (Photo submitted) </ins>

Central Alberta war veteran recognized as ‘remarkable resident’ by retirement home

Jim Horne, soon to be 99, is also celebrating his 76th wedding anniversary to wife Victoria

<ins>A Ponoka Seasons staff member shows Jim Horne his ‘Remarkable Resident’ certificate. (Photo submitted) </ins>
Active lifestyle means health for the whole person at CollegeSide Gardens

Red Deer seniors discover community connections and worry-free living

Caring for the whole person, body, mind and soul

  • Jun 21, 2021
Active lifestyle means health for the whole person at CollegeSide Gardens