Tag: Seniors

12 Days of carya Featuring Community Natural Foods

12 Days of carya is here! From December 1st through 16th, we will celebrate our supporters who have chosen to invest in carya’s essential services. Community Natural Foods is dedicated to encouraging Calgarians and Canadians alike to live a healthier, more natural life and strive to support the health and well-being of our community. Community Natural Foods believe in shining a spotlight on not-for-profit organizations that… Read more »

12 Days of carya Featuring Truman Insurance & Calgary Stampeders Foundation

12 Days of carya is here; from December 1st through 16th, we will celebrate our supporters who have chosen to invest in carya’s essential services! We want to celebrate our supporters by showcasing their impact on the community. This year, carya is grateful to have partnered with Truman Insurance and the Calgary Stampeders Foundation to welcomed hundreds of isolated seniors to a festive holiday lunch at… Read more »

Creating Connection to Bridge Gaps

  Each day, we are immersed in technology. From looking up the daily forecast to checking our bank statements or having a virtual meeting, we are constantly connected – evolving and adapting to the latest updates. For many of the seniors carya serves, this constant evolution can be an overwhelming consideration. Technology has become a barrier and is increasingly challenging as our world becomes more tech-centered…. Read more »

carya’s Cutest Volunteers

During the summer months, carya connects seniors living at Francis Klein Centre with energetic, four-legged volunteers. These furry volunteers are tasked with the important job of putting smiles on the residents’ faces! “Puppy Parties” are coordinated by carya to encourage spending time outdoors, connecting with others and building community engagement among seniors. Pet-human interactions are scientifically proven to improve our wellbeing and mental health, and we strive… Read more »

Hearing Aid Clinic: Collaborating in the Community

On June 15th, 2022, carya hosted a hearing aid clinic in collaboration with Audiology Innovations and the Bowmont Seniors Assistance Association (BSAA), providing new or refurbished hearing aids to hearing-impaired older adults in the community at no cost. Dr. Carrie Scarff and her incredible team at Audiology Innovations are making sure lower-income seniors have affordable access to essential healthcare items. Three participants walked away with hearing… Read more »

Community Champion: Clothing Drive Initiative

Ivy*, a client of The Way In Network, inspired a movement of kindness and proved that age would never hold her back! carya is very proud to assist a client-led initiative to raise donations for Ukrainian refugees. Ivy says she’s deeply connected to the trauma and fear experienced by those fleeing and suffering in Ukraine. Her empathy stems from personal experience with international conflict and a desire to… Read more »

Team carya: Heather’s Story

As a social worker on carya’s Elder Abuse Response Team (EART), Heather Jeffery collaborates with the Calgary Police Force to identify elder abuse cases in the community. Heather has dedicated over five years of her career to facilitating a better Calgary for senior citizens. She says the most challenging part of her job is providing resources and walking away from cases where individuals continue to live… Read more »