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Seniors’ Week 2023: Aging is More!

Recognized annually across Alberta, Seniors’ Week takes place June 5 – 11, 2023. Seniors’ Week is not only a time for expressing gratitude for the countless contributions older adults have made to our communities but also an opportunity to celebrate and recognize their unyielding strength and significance.

This year, we are reminded that aging is more! We look forward to celebrating all that aging brings and highlighting that aging does not diminish our worth but rather amplifies it.

At carya, our Elder Friendly Communities program invites older adults to connect, share, and learn within a supportive community. By giving seniors the opportunity to share their gifts and connect with others, we support them in uncovering their true potential together!

Joy’s story is a powerful example of this.

After experiencing the heartbreak of losing her daughter and undergoing a major life transition by moving into a new home, Joy described her life as feeling empty. “I needed to create a change for me,” she says. Seeking social connection, Joy was able to find solace and a renewed sense of purpose.

carya has been an important part of [the] re-creation of my life because it gave me a starting point. It gave me people to talk to, and it gave me things I could participate in”.

Joy’s story is a testament to the transformative power of finding a sense of belonging and community through comprehensive offerings like those provided by carya. Watch Joy’s story to learn more about her journey:

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carya Older Adult Support

If you or someone you know is looking for similar connections or support, we have a variety of programs, groups and resources available. You can find counselling, community groups, art therapy, educational sessions, in-home assistance, and Elder Abuse Awareness Training and Response Teams.

Elder Friendly Communities:

We support seniors in nurturing their relationships with themselves and others through many unique in-person and virtual opportunities that focus on wellness activities, friendly conversation groups and groups that explore hobbies and interests like book clubs, arts and crafts, gardening, and cooking.

The Way In & 403-SENIORS:

carya provides outreach to vulnerable older adults and their families who live in the north, west, and central areas of Calgary. carya belongs to The Way In Network, a collaboration of four agencies, who provide these services across the city through 403-SENIORS (403.736.4677)

Elder Abuse Response and Support Team:

If you or someone you know may be experiencing elder abuse, please call the Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250. If this is an emergency or someone you know is at immediate risk, please call 911. To make a report on a suspected case of elder abuse, please call the police non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.