As a Senior, Do You Want to Live Alone?

For many individuals, living alone is their preference.  However, while such a living arrangement can be easy to do when one is young, this may not be the case as one ages. As Jacki Andre points out in her recent article, there are many factors that must be taken into consideration if one wants to live alone as a senior. These include such things as undertaking home renovations and adaptations to accommodate mobility issues and establishing living arrangements that meet one’s desire to be independent but at the same time ensure personal safety and security. Just as Andre asks herself the following questions:  “What kind of options would allow me to live alone as a senior? What sort of things should I be thinking about now, to transition from middle-aged employee to retirement living to senior citizen?” we may wish to do the same.  Click here to read Andre’s article.

Continuing Care & Community Living Expo 2016

On Thursday, April 21st, the Continuing Care & Community Living – Expo 2016 was held in Calgary. This event, sponsored by Alberta Health Services and Covenant Heath, focused on introducing individuals and their families to new initiatives, opportunities and technologies relating to independence and aging.

Below are some tweets that @aircalgary sent while attending Expo 2016.

If you were unable to attend the Continuing Care & Community Living – Expo 2016 in Calgary, you have a chance to do so on Friday, May 6th in Edmonton, Alberta. As was the case in Calgary, admission and parking are FREE. To learn more about the event, including the topics that will be addressed, click on the image below.


Eager to Volunteer at 90

Mrs. Mary Margaret Sims turned 90 years old on Saturday, March 26th and is a long-time volunteer in her community. In addition to volunteering for Meals on Wheels, she is also a volunteer at the local cancer society thrift shop. According to Mrs. Sims, “Serving others gives us self-satisfaction…It makes me feel good.” Click here to read the full story.

Walk with Me

Walk with Me 2016 will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, on March 10-11, 2016.  The focus of this conference is to bring about a culture change in how we view aging in our society. In addition to providing ideas, practical strategies and helpful tips relating to daily life and living, participants will have the opportunity to explore and experience aging in different ways.  The conference will include “powerful keynotes, interactive concurrent sessions, panel presentations, discussion circles and creative expressions (e.g., performing arts, photography, art installations).”   Click here for further information.