Programs & Information for Older Adults and Seniors
Welcome to your one-stop-shop for older adults and seniors programming, events and information!
Be sure to check back often for current news, meetings, council presentations, conferences and other resources!
- Older Adults and Seniors Events
- Chestermere Seniors Advisory Committee
- Older Adults Coalition of Chestermere (OACC)
- Additional Resources
Older Adults Teleconference
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.
- 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... To Be Announced
Chestermere Seniors Advisory Committee
The Seniors Advisory Committee is a standing Council Committee established for the purpose of addressing the recommendations developed by the Task Force sub-committees on Housing, Health, Supports and Services and those outlined in the Council Task Force on Seniors Final Report.
The committee will collaborate, research, and develop recommended strategies for Council. For further details, please view the Committee's Terms of Reference here.
The Seniors Advisory Committee Members shall be appointed through Council Resolution will consist of:
• Two (2) Council Members (Councillor Foat and Councillor Dean); and
• Seven (7) to ten (10) Public Members
Public Member may include senior residents and representatives from Alberta Health Services, The Senior’s Coalition of Chestermere, AGAP, and other agencies. Members shall be appointed for a period of two (2) years.
Older Adults Coalition of Chestermere
The Older Adults Coalition of Chestermere serves as a voice for all older adults and their caregivers and concerned residents for older adults in our community.
The coalition contributes to a bi-weekly insert in the Chestermere Anchor newspaper. Each edition includes a new episode of "Armchair Travel Series," where readers can visit places worldwide with just one click, information about the Whitecapper's programs in addition to more resources being made available very soon.
If you would like to join our Voice for Senior's through the Older Adults Coalition of Chestermere, please contact Leslie Racz your CRPCN Community Development Coordinator, at email@example.com.
The Coalition has also created a Senior Resource Handbook that includes resources relevant to seniors.
Mental Health Resources
Visit chestermere.ca/mentalhealth for featured mental health topics, access to virtual counselling in multiple languages, and a list of local and regional mental health resources.
Snow Angel Services
Chestermere Chiefs has up to 8 volunteers who are happy to help residents who struggle with clearing snow from their sidewalks this winter season. They can support Chestermere and Langdon communities this year. There is no charge for the service and residents can contact the sport team directly for more information.
Thriving through COVID lifelines
Wellness and stress management resources through the pandemic and beyond. Click here to learn more.
CORE Frailty Series
Join CORE Alberta's first ever collaborative series hosted by the CORE Groups. The series unites and showcases each group's unique perspective on Frailty. Please find additional information here and register for the sessions by clicking the links within the document.
Strathmore Cancer Support Group
The group meets at the Hope Church on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The free support group is open to everyone, those who have cancer, or are are caregivers, friends or family to someone who has cancer. Read more here.