Programs & Information for Older Adults and Seniors

Seniors Week June 1 - 7, 2020

Welcome to your one-stop-shop for older adults and seniors programming, events and information!

This page will be updated frequently, so be sure to check back often for current news, meetings, council presentations, conferences and other resources!

  1. Older Adults and Seniors Events
  2. Chestermere Seniors Advisory Committee
  3. Chestermere Seniors Coalition
  4. Additional Resources

Older Adults TeleconferenceOlder Adults Tele-conference Feb 10

The Older Adults Teleconference is a way to stay in touch while keeping a safe distance. This platform can keep people connected who may be otherwise lonely or isolated and gives participants have the opportunity to meet new people. The teleconference introduces guest speakers on topics of interest that are requested by the participants. 


Benefits: 

  • The program is free to the participants.
  • The option of a telephone or video connection.
  • Individuals who cannot travel or those who's mobility difficulties or other health concerns can participate from the comfort of their own home.
  • Programs like this can help to lower depression risks by helping stave off feelings of loneliness.
  • Video calling platforms can support the development of a stronger sense of connection and maintain already existing relationships.
  • Share concerns, tell stories or laugh.

The next Teleconference will be held on
Thursday, February 10 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 

Topic – Caregiver Burnout

Being a Caregiver is an important albeit challenging role. In this session we will look at how to recognize caregiver stress/burnout and discuss how we might manage it better.

Presenter: Joanne Simpson Outreach; BA Psych, BCR Addiction and Mental Health Strathmore

Register before 5 p.m. on Feb. 9 by calling Sharron at 403-804-0817 or email smatthewman@chestermere.ca.


Collaborative Online Resource and Education (CORE) Presentation with Sharron Matthewman

On February 15 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm our very own Sharron Matthewman will be participating in the Provincial panel discussion on how communities have addressed social isolation. Typically bringing over a 100 participants together per session, the Collaborative Online Resource and Education (CORE) Alberta group facilitates age friendly discussions to foster and promote the engagement of seniors in their community. 

Sharron will be spotlighting the Chestermere Older Adults Teleconference during her portion of the presentation. 

Register here: https://corealberta.ca/training-events/core-frailty-series-session-4-frailty-age-friendly-world.