Tags : seniors

AUPE rallies outside Extendicare demanding better wage contracts

 A rally Thursday outside the Extendicare Fairmont Park senior’s facility saw around 40 members from the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees demanding better pay for workers. As Angela Stewart explains, AUPE says employees have been without a collective agreement for quite some time and hope the company can come to the table with a reasonable […]Read More

Holiday Card Drive to bring smiles to faces of seniors

Christmas cards are being dropped off to those in need to ensure there will be smiles on faces this holiday season. Organizers of The Holiday Card Drive say they have handed out over 6,000 cards this year, smashing their goal of 5,000. The cards are distributed out to seniors, veterans and community members who are […]Read More

UCP leadership candidate Brian Jean’s platform

BCN’s Hal Roberts chatted with UCP leadership hopeful and Fort McMurray/Lac La Biche MLA, Brian Jean, about what he would bring to the table as Alberta Premier. They discussed crime, opioid crisis, agriculture, supporting seniors and health care. The UCP will choose its new leader on October 6th. Watch the full interview here.Read More

Socializing a plus for seniors during kayaking

Seniors in our community are putting their best paddle forward. The Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre is working together with High Level Canoes and Kayaks to bring the activity of kayaking to seniors. Ashley Kern, the program coordinator for the centre, says the social aspect is important for the mature crowd. “So there’s a couple people that […]Read More

Celebrating Seniors Week in Alberta

Seniors are being honoured across Alberta this week. Seniors Week highlights the amazing work from our more mature generation and celebrates their accomplishments. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the Minister of Seniors and Housing, Josephine Pon, was in Taber on Monday to kick off the special activities.Read More

Over $10,000 in donations for Concerts in Care

Seniors from Alberta are set to receive some much needed music. This is thanks in part to over $10,000 in donations for the Concerts in Care program. The Health Arts Society of Alberta says that during the month of December, Albertans were able to buy or donate a live concert to a long-term care home […]Read More

Winter Wonderland at Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre

The Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre is ready to spread Christmas joy to its seniors. The Winter Wonderland Walk Through will take place on Friday from 1-3 PM. In order to come in you will have to bring a non-perishable food item for the Interfaith Food Bank. There will also be live music, drinks, and prizes. The […]Read More

Kids provide Christmas songs for seniors

Kids from Dr. Robert Plaxton Elementary School went out on Wednesday morning to spread some much needed Christmas cheer. The students made their way to the St. Therese Villa assisted living facility and spent some time caroling for seniors inside. Over 100 students sang for our seniors during the event.Read More

Retired pastor has advice for helping seniors

Winter can take its toll on many of us including our seniors who oftentimes find themselves shut in. Abe Block is a retired Lethbridge pastor and we recently chatted about the best way we can help some of the most vulnerable in our city. We asked Abe should it be the church specifically that should […]Read More

SACPA guest says seniors facing even more isolation

Many seniors in our city say they are in need of a friendly voice or message through a simple phone call. The Keep In Touch Program run by Volunteer Lethbridge aims to pair volunteers with seniors in isolation. The program is currently seeking funding and donations to keep going. The Alberta Mental Health and Addiction […]Read More

Acts of kindess for Seniors’ Week

Seniors play a huge role in our lives, and June 7 to 13 marks Seniors’ Week to honour those who paved the way before us. As Micah Quinn reports, a Taber organization was out at senior homes today to hand out goodie bags to our most vulnerable.Read More