SENIORCENTRIC WEEK ENDING Nov 27, 2021

Scanning the globe for news by, for and about Senior Citizens

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We felt that since one in eight people in Alberta is 65 or older and that population is going to continue to grow into the middle of the century, and since there were some gaps and problems when you look back on COVID and how things went in seniors lodges, there were some gaps that may have come about in some areas.

Strathmore Mayor Pat Fule
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New Calgary documentary explores late-in-life romance: ‘Love was what I discovered’

Group hopes to increase awareness around palliative care in southern Alberta

In 2021, the Senior Planet from AARP community has come together to #ShineOnline.

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Government of Canada launches Call for Proposals for community projects to support seniors

On Tuesday, Canada’s Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, launched the 2021–22 Call for Proposals for community-based projects through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).

NHSP funding supports projects that engage seniors in their communities and address one or more of the program’s five objectives: social participation, volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse and capital assistance.

Through a simplified application process, organizations are invited to submit project proposals that help seniors move beyond the pandemic and continue to play important roles in their communities. Senior-serving organizations will also have greater access to support in preparing their application and managing their agreement.

This year, updated national priorities for the program reflect the issues facing seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic recovery:

  1. Supporting healthy ageing
  2. Preventing elder abuse and fraud
  3. Celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion
  4. Helping seniors to age in place

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