ELLA and the University of Alberta’sFaculty of Extension offer courses andprograms on the university’s campus foranyone 50 and older:•;Visit;my-ella.com.
The council’s recreation and wellnessdirectory has information on 1,400 groupprograms, clubs, courses and events inthe city:•;Visit;seniorscouncil.net•;Phone;780-423-5635.
The Golden Circle
Information, resources, programs andoutreach for older adults, their familiesand caregivers in and around Red Deer:•;Visit;goldencircle.ca•;Phone;403-343-6074.
Bowmont Seniors AssistanceAssociation
Monthly teas and socials allow seniors inCalgary to connect with one another andlearn about local services:•;Visit;bowmontseniors.org•;Phone;403-286-1811.
Calgary Association of LifelongLearners
Lecture series, informal hangouts, hikes,lawn bowling and in-depth classes aresome of the lifelong learning adventuresorganized for people 45 and older:•;Visit;calgarylifelonglearners.ca.
Opening Minds Through Art
An intergenerational art program at the
South Health Campus for people with
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of
Dozens of recreational and social
activities for people 50 and older in
Medicine Hat, including coffee bistros,
movie days, bridge games, billiards, golf,
art classes and fitness programs:
Family physicians who are part of anetwork of healthcare providers, and actas the primary contact and referral forservices such as physiotherapy, counsellingand X-rays through the network:•;Visit;pcnpmo.ca
College of Physicians and Surgeons ofAlberta
An online directory of physicians andspecialists:•;Visit;cpsa.ca;;click:;Find;a;Physician.
Alberta Aids to Daily Living program
Helps Albertans with long-termdisabilities and chronic and terminalillnesses stay independent and live intheir homes by funding basic medical
Weekly support groups for caregiversto share experiences and strategies tocope. Staff also help caregivers navigatethe healthcare system and find resourcessuch as financial assistance and respiteservices:•;Visit;eldercareedmonton.ca•;Phone;780-434-4747.
Family Caregiver Centre
Education programs and a library ofresources, including books, videos andarticles at the Bridgeland Seniors HealthCentre in Calgary. The centre also helpscaregivers connect to healthcare andcommunity services.
Volunteer organization that highlightssport and recreation activities availableto seniors:•;Visit;alberta55plus.ca.
Alberta Council on Aging
Programs and services to help improveseniors’ quality of life:•;Visit;acaging.ca•;Phone;1-888-423-9666.
Adult Day Support ProgramPrograms throughout Alberta offerrecreational activities, respite dayprograms, meals and help with healthmanagement: