Seniors Week Events
Seniors' Week: ‘More than a Number’ Livestream Reading | Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 7 – 9 p.m.
A humorous play follows five friends through a game of cards that gets sidetracked as things heat up over whether ageism really exists and what form it takes in their personal lives. Participate via Facebook
Fact or Fiction – Seniors Housing in Alberta | Thursday, June 4, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m.
A presentation from the Calgary Seniors Housing Forum Society about the true realities of seniors housing today and potentially dismiss some recent myths circulating about seniors housing today. Register via eventbrite
Seniors' Week: Dementia and Risk Reduction | Friday, June 5, 2020, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Learn the different types of dementia, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, ways to reduce risk and programs/services available. Register via Alzheimer Calgary
Seniors' Week: Watch Party - Feature Film: ‘The Great Disconnect’ | Friday, June 5, 2020, 6 – 8:15 p.m. Explores what some experts are describing as the “age of loneliness”. Despite Western advances in technology, living conditions, education and healthcare, we as a society are isolating ourselves from one another because of this, facing a health crisis that affects all ages, genders, races and cultures. Register by Eventbrite
Senior Specific Supports
The following resources have been collected to support seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Way In: supports for Seniors - a collaboration of Calgary based agencies providing a coordinated response to seniors requiring supports and services. Call 403-SENIORS (403-736-4677) for assistance. [Added 5/13]
Elder Abuse Resources from Alberta health - visit the website for resources or call the Calgary Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250. Call 911 if you or someone you know is being abused and is in immediate danger. [Added 5/13]
Essential numbers for seniors in Calgary - [PDF] an easy to reference page with contact information for essential services including the Way Inn, the Distress Centre and the Elder Abuse Resource line. [Added 5/07]
Information Resource from Alberta Seniors and Housing - Alberta Seniors and Housing has compiled information geared specifically to Seniors. Seniors who need information and supports can still contact Alberta Supports at 1-877-644-9992. [Added 4/22]
The Kerby Centre is providing a Grocery Delivery Program for seniors in the community, and they have lifted the income requirements. Call the program at 403-234-6571. [Added 3/27]
COVID-19 Seniors Information Hotline - senior-specific services including food security, emergency shelter, prescription and grocery delivery and emergency financial support. [Added 3/27]
Seniors Support Resources from the Kerby Centre - Kerby Centre is closed to the public, but is still supporting vulnerable seniors. More information is available on their website. [Added 3/27]