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Local storytellers share festive tales, promote healthy aging

On December 15, a talented group of storytellers gathered to share stories of holiday memories, lively folk tales, and teachings of gratitude that reflect the spirit of the season. The…

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Stakeholder Spotlight: SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association

SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA) is truly a collaboration of community. With the help of a number of community partners and volunteers, it is able to deliver programs out of…

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Local groups at forefront of aging in place ideas

Not surprisingly, the majority of Canadians want to ‘age in place’ — be able to live safely and independently in their home or community for as long as they wish…

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AFE kicks off Seniors’ Week

Age Friendly Edmonton (AFE) and the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (ESCC) are marking this year’s Seniors’ Week in a very meaningful way. For the first time in over two years,…

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Ageism in health care: how patients can recognize and combat the problem

By: Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council staff Ageism is a form of discrimination that we all may face, or unintentionally perpetuate, at some point in our lives. It refers to how…

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Why assistive technology should become a household term

By: Sheena Jaffer, Age Friendly Edmonton As we age, it is common to experience functional limitations and changes in hearing, vision, mobility, or memory. Technology can be instrumental in helping…

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Lunch ‘n’ Learn Events

Age Friendly Edmonton’s (AFE) Lunch ‘n’ Learn series covers a wide range of topics impacting older adults, including discussions related to the upsides and downsides of aging, tips for successfully…

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Job Posting – Project Manager

Social Prescribing Manager will work for the ESCC backbone team and support the stakeholders in implementing a made-in-Edmonton model of social prescribing. Project Manager – Social Prescribing Job Description & Responsibilities…

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Fishing or Phishing? Edmonton-Made Senior Fraud Alert Site Provides Seniors with a way to Navigate Today’s Scams

Senior Fraud Alert was created because of a need for resources and information on fraud and scams, presented in a way that was accessible to seniors. Senior Fraud Alert was…

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