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Services have been suspended in order to support social distancing measures for at risk populations (seniors) during a pandemic (COVID-19/Coronavirus).
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Sage has compiled a number of resources for the general public or other organizations to use for their information.
See below for more information on the following:
Edmonton Hoarding Coalition - Snapshot of Hoarding in Edmonton
This data collection project supports the Edmonton Hoarding Coalition's goal of building capacity for an integrated community response to cases of hoarding. The ‘snapshot’ of hoarding in the city of Edmonton can be used to support associated policies and services. A thorough understanding of the social and financial effects of hoarding disorder will be crucial for assessing the extent to which cases of hoarding contribute to the current public health burden.
Finding Isolated, At Risk Seniors
The Finding Isolated, At Risk Seniors Project worked to broaden the boundaries of outreach to seniors in the City of Edmonton through researching best practice in reaching isolated seniors, and developing and pilot testing an Edmonton model based on the research.
From Age-ing to Sage-ing (A2S) is a promising community development project that encouraged seniors to explore their ‘gifts’ and how they could offer them to support children living in poverty in their neighbourhood. This one-year project (2014-2015) took place in the Beverly area of Northeast Edmonton.
This hopeful community development approach supports neighbours supporting each other. It can surface hidden resources, ways of knowing, deep caring and a sense of belonging, which is so essential to our collective well-being.
For older adults who identify as LGBTQ2S, the availability of respectful and inclusive housing choices is on the horizon. A group of individuals came together in mid-2013 with a shared interest in learning about housing needs and preferences for LGBTQ2S individuals moving into or already in their senior years. Their interest was prompted both by a desire to shape future options and by a concern that ‘out’ seniors would feel the need to back go ‘into the closet again’ if they move into a congregate facility.
This report was prepared by Sage in collaboration with community partners and made possible by funds provided by Edmonton Community Foundation.
This report was prepared by the University of Alberta (Zhaowen Mei, M.Sc., Janet Fast, PhD. and Jacquie Eales, M.Sc.), in partnership with Sage's Advocacy Committee.
These fact sheets were prepared by University of Alberta researchers for Sage's Older Canadians - Burden or Benefit? Workshop on June 14, 2013.
“Let’s Talk about Aging: Aging Well in Alberta” is a report by the Chief Medical Officer of Health of the Alberta Government. This document explores what it means to age well in Alberta.
The report has been compiled in a scrapbook format, with inserts throughout to add to the appeal of the document. Please click on the links below to direct you to the report and the inserts. You may need to allow a few minutes for each document to open.
Sage received funding from the Government of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) to create a "Peer to Peer Support Program" that would address the needs of isolated seniors. The project was completed in December 2009.
The Peer to Peer Support Program's objective was to reduce social isolation by connecting seniors to seniors through a program that recruited, screened, trained, and matched active and highly skilled seniors, called Mentors, with isolated seniors, called Partners.
Many Edmonton agencies shared their experiences as the project unfolded. Sage thanks them for their time, expertise, and willingness to share. A list of participants can be found in Appendix A.
A pilot program was conducted to test the program. Evaluations completed by Mentors and Partners were used to make improvements. This manual is based on that experience.
The manual is designed to help other seniors-serving agencies develop similar programs in the hope that it will contribute to building community capacity. All of the processes, sample forms, and training modules may be reproduced or adapted.
Sage is grateful to the volunteers who participated in focus groups and interviews prior to the pilot and the volunteer Peer Mentors and their Peer Partners who agreed to participate in it. This manual is dedicated to them.
Sage received funding from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program for the project Emerging Social Media, later re-named Edmonton SeniorNet.
The project aimed to reduce feelings of social isolation among seniors by helping them connect with family, friends and their community through social media sites such as: Facebook, Twitter and Skype.
Wills and Estates Information
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) has various legal resources including Wills and Estates information resources. Please click here for more information.
Have questions about issues that affect older adults, including resources on planning for the future such as writing a Will, Power of Attorney or Personal Directive? Click here for more information.