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 »

Sewing the Fabric of Calgary’s Somali Community

Imagine arriving in a foreign country, the country that’s about to become your new home. Everything is new, and you’ve left friends, family and the familiar comforts of home behind. You barely speak the language, making the most basic tasks like grocery shopping or going to the doctor seem monumental. How would you establish yourself,… 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 »

How to Deal with Back-to-School Worries

Look After the Basics Nobody copes well when they are tired or hungry. Anxious children often forget to eat, don’t feel hungry, and don’t get enough sleep. Provide frequent and nutritious snacks for your child. Also, build in regular routines such as morning and bedtime habits and eating schedules so that life is more predictable… Read more »

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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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Older Adults

How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

How we spent our summer vacation

Here at Carya, we’re lucky to have the opportunity to work with some amazing young people. Our Starbright, Starburst and Sirius programs are offered to girls in selected elementary, junior high, and high schools respectively. Grade six boys in designated elementary schools have the chance to be a part of our Odyssey program. Although these… Read more »

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Teens and Tweens