Posts Tagged: Older Adults

Our New East Village Community Space

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Help us build our Space for All in East Village! Vote for carya in Aviva’s Community Fund competition. As you might have heard, we’re coming to Calgary’s East Village! We’re already offering programs and services in the area, such as The Way In and our older adult Wellness Exchange. Now, we’re excited to create a permanent… Read more »

A Blind Man and his Library

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An Elder Service Corps project Everyone’s got a story to tell. Clem Blakeslee’s story is a pretty amazing one. Clem is 83 years old. He has a number of university degrees, and flourished in several careers, including teaching, journalism and broadcasting. His passion for learning is surpassed only by his great love of non-fiction books, and… Read more »

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Healthy Living for Older Adults

Healthy Living for Older Adults

What does healthy living mean to you? To us, healthy living means making positive choices that help you to live your best life. Physical health is usually the first area that comes to mind, but social, mental and spiritual health play an equally important role. Understanding how to create a balance between these areas can… Read more »

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Planning for the Future

Planning for the future, whether it be socially, financially, or psychologically, is an important and often overlooked part of getting older. The Healthy Aging Lab at the University of Calgary is hoping to get a better understanding of how Calgarians are planning for their later years, and you can help! The primary purpose of the… Read more »

Letting the Child Within Come Out to Play

Carya’s East Village Seniors Drama Group The curtain rises. The audience goes quiet, eagerly anticipating the performance they’re about to take in. The actors appear on stage, and they wow the crowd with their stories. Some are funny, some are more serious, and most are improvised, but all are sincerely heartwarming. That was the scene last… Read more »

Find Carya at the Grey Matters Conference

Find Carya at the Grey Matters Conference

At Carya, we’re always looking for new ways to enhance the services we offer to older adults. We also love any opportunity to share our experiences, and provide inspiration and new ideas to our peers. We are very excited to attend the Grey Matters Conference on September 20th and 21st in Grande Prairie, where we’ll… Read more »

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Carya Does Stampede in Bowmont

Carya Does Stampede in Bowmont

Yahoo! Stampede fever is sweeping Calgary, and we’re excited to get in on the action. While we help individuals and families throughout the city, this year we’ll be getting in to the Stampede spirit in Bowmont, a community we’ve been a part of for many years. We offer a number of programs from our Bowmont… Read more »

Older Adults and Money Management: Bridging the Gap

Older Adults and Money Management

Understanding your financial situation and recognizing how best to utilize personal resources are important when a person wants to create a balance between earning and spending. Having this knowledge and skill set becomes even more important when individual enters retirement. After being accustomed to earning money for the majority of their lives, many older adults… Read more »

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016

You know them. They’re your parent, your grandparent, your aunt, your uncle, your neighbor, or your friend. They’re older adults, and they’re becoming an increasingly large part of our population. Globally, the number of people over the age of 60 is expected to more than double, from 542 million in 1995 to about 1.2 billion… Read more »

Reading Can Be a Generational Bridge

Today (November 20th) is National Child Day and this year’s theme celebrates a child’s right to learn.  Reading is a cornerstone of any child’s education and the foundation for a lifetime of learning.  And yet, many children are staring school in Alberta (and Canada) under-prepared for the education system. On Monday, one of Carya’s Elder… Read more »

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Statistically 9,000 older adults are affected by elder abuse in Calgary. That’s 9,000 parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors and friends.  Because elder abuse isn’t something that happens to other people, it happens to real people. People that we come into contact with every day; people that we live next to or provide services to, people… Read more »