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Government & Finance.............................. 4 Alberta Government Assistance & Seniors Programs......................................... 4 Municipal Government........................................... 4 ALBERTA GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT CONTACTS................................. 4 Federal Government................................................ 4 PRIME MINISTER of Canada.............................. 4 OFFICE CONTACTS.................................................. 4 Feedback to Alberta Government......................... 4 Provincial Government........................................... 4 CALGARY CITY COUNCIL.................................... 4 OFFICE OF THE MAYOR......................................... 4 IMPORTANT Phone Numbers............. 5 EMERGENCY SERVICES......................................... 5 Ambulance, Fire & Other Emergencies............... 5 Crime Watch.............................................................. 5 Elder Abuse................................................................ 5 Poison Control........................................................... 5 Sewage/Animal Emergencies................................. 5 Streets/Roads............................................................. 5 CRISIS & REFERRAL.................................................. 5 Health Contacts......................................................... 5 Telephone................................................................... 5 ADVOCACY & OTHER GROUPS.........................6 HELP AGENCIES: Supportive Assistance for Seniors..................................6 Story: Disability Tax Credit........................................7 FINANCE AND ESTATE PLANNING..................8 INCOME SUPPORT...............................................8 Disability Financial Assistance..........................8 Federal Programs.................................................8 Provincial Programs............................................8 INFORMATION RESOURCES...........................8 Consumer Information.......................................8 Funeral and Memorial Services........................8

Legal Help..............................................................8 Library & Computer Services............................8 Tax Information....................................................8 Story: Losing your driver’s licence............................9 Health & Wellness..................................... 10 General Health................................................10 Adult Day Program................................................10 Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan...................10 Alzheimer’s / Dementia Services.........................10 Caregiver’s Support.................................................10 Clinics........................................................................10 Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care.................................10 Dental/Oral Health.................................................10 Fall Prevention Clinic............................................10 Financing for Diabetic Supplies...........................10 Financing for Health Equipment and Supplies.....................................................10 Health Advice and Information..........................10 Homecare Emergency Aid: Capsule of Life......10 Prescription Drug Program Enquiries...............10 Provincial Health Organizations.........................10 Rental of Health Equipment.................................10 Senior In-Home Support......................................10 MENTAL HEALTH ACTIVE REHABILITATION PROGRAM........................... 14 End-of-Life Support & Counselling................... 14 Mental Health Treatment...................................... 14 Palliative Care/Bereavement End-of-Life Care Planning........................... 14 Support for the Bereaved....................................... 14 MENTAL HEALTH INFO & RESOURCES........ 14 Substance Abuse & Addictions............. 14 Addiction Services: Shelters................................. 14 Other Shelters.......................................................... 14 Counselling for Substance Abuse and Addictions............................................ 15 Women’s Health................................................ 15 Breast Cancer and Nutrition................................ 15 Mammograms......................................................... 15

Homes & Lifestyle..................................... 16 Financial Assistance for Home Repairs and Adaptations..........................16 Housing Information and Services.........................................................16 Affordable Housing................................................16 Consumer Information.........................................16 New Home Building..............................................16 Referral to Special Needs Housing......................16 INDEPENDENT LIVING........................................16 Provincial Programs Senior housing supports..........................16 Seniors Housing Resource Centre....16 Story: Lose the clutter and spring clean your life...................................................17 Supportive / ASSISTED Living...................19 Out of Town Supportive/Assisted /Long-Term Living..........................................20 Recreation & Leisure................................22 RV Parks and campgrounds.................. 22 Story: Joe Carbury..................................................... 23 Attractions in Calgary & area.........24 Pets ...........................................................................24 Pools & Fitness Centres........................................24 Outdoor Pools........................................................ 25 Seniors Centres....................................................... 25 Story: How to acclimate pets to long car trips....26 Volunteering Opportunities..............26 Story: All-inclusive: great alternative to senior travel................................................27 Advertising Feature: Story: Stress Threatens Health Of Spousal Caregivers.......................................28 Travel...........................................................29 Public Transit...................................................29 Buses & C-Trains...................................................29 Coaches....................................................................29 Transit Education...................................................29 Transit for those with disabilities........................29 Advertising Index..................................... 30

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GOVERNMENT CONTACTS Federal Government Government of Canada Programs and Services Service Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0J9 Attn. Canada Site c/o Canada Enquiry Centre .......................... 1-800-0 CANADA or 1-800-622-6232 TTY...................................................... 1-800-926-9105 Email..............................sitecanadasite@canada.gc.ca Website................................... www.1800oCanada.ca PRIME MINISTER of Canada Prime Minister of Canada Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper 80 Wellington St. Ottawa, K1A 0A2 Email.........................................................pm@pm.gc.ca Website........................................... www.canada.gc.ca ALBERTA GOVERNMENT OFFICE CONTACTS Provincial Government Government of Alberta Call Centre Toll Free......................................................Dial 310-0000 Followed by zero (0) for operator assistance, or followed by the phone number of the government office you wish to reach. From outside province: (long distance charges apply) .............................................................. 1-780-427-2711 TTY...................................................... 1-800-232-7215 From Cellular Phone: To call Alberta Gov’t offices within the province from a cellular phone – without paying long distance or airtime charges – enter *310 (for Rogers Wireless) or #310 (for Telus and Bell). Feedback to Alberta Government Alberta Connects Comment Line PO Box 1333, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2N2 Toll Free......................................................... 310-4455 Alberta Government Assistance & Seniors Programs Alberta Supports Contact Centre PO Box 3100, Edmonton, AB T5J 4W3 Toll Free............................................. 1-877-644-9992 Website................................www.albertasupports.ca

Municipal Government City of Calgary 800 Macleod Trail SE..........................................311 P.O. Box 2100, Stn. M., Calgary, AB T2P 2M5 Mail Code #230 Outside Calgary...................... 403-268-CITY (2489) TTY............................................. 403-268-4TTY (4889) Website.......................................................... calgary.ca Information Centre Community & Neighbourhood Services Phone.......................................................................3-1-1 Email................................................csdinfo@calgary.ca Website.....................................www.calgary.ca/CSPS Dial 3-1-1 for help finding any community, social or government services in Calgary. OFFICE OF THE MAYOR Mayor Naheed Nenshi Office of the Mayor - The City of Calgary Box 2100, Station M Calgary, AB T2P 2M5 ..................................................................403-268-5622 Email...........................................themayor@calgary.ca Website.................................... www.calgarymayor.ca CALGARY CITY COUNCIL Office of the Aldermen..........................403-268-2430 700 Macleod Trail South The City of Calgary, Aldermanic Offices (8001), P.O. Box 2100, Station M, Calgary, AB T2P 2M5 Ward 1.............................. Alderman Ward Sutherland Ward 2................................... Alderman Joe Magliocca Ward 3.................................. Alderman Jim Stevenson Ward 4............................................Alderman Sean Chu Ward 5........................................... Alderman Ray Jones Ward 6.......................... Alderman Richard Pootmans Ward 7........................................ Alderman Druh Farrell Ward 8....................................Alderman Evan Woolley Ward 9..............................Alderman Gian-Carlo Carra Ward 10..................................Alderman Andre Chabot Ward 11.................................... Alderman Brian Pincott Ward 12................................. Alderman Shane Keating Ward 13.................Alderman Diane Colley-Urquhart Ward 14.................................Alderman Peter Demong

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IMPORTANT Phone Numbers EMERGENCY SERVICES Ambulance, Fire & Other Emergencies Ambulance...................................................................911 Non-Emergency..................................403-261-4000 Calgary Police Service..............................................911 Non-Emergency..................................403-266-1234 Calgary Fire Department.........................................911 Calgary Fire Department Admin........403-287-4299 ATCO Gas (24 Hour)..............................403-245-7222 Enmax (24 Hour).....................................403-514-6100 Fortis Alberta.................................................... 310-9473 Sewage/Animal Emergencies City of Calgary....................311 • 403-268-CITY (2489) TTY............................................. 403-268-4TTY (4889) Calgary Animal Control.........................403-268-1155 Calgary Humane Society......................403-205-4455 Elder Abuse Emergency Contact...................................................911 Counselling/Distress Centre (including Suicide Prevention)................................... 403-266-HELP (4357) Kerby Elder Abuse Line.........................403-705-3250 Older Women’s Long-Term Survival (OWLS) ..................................................................403-253-2912

Elder Abuse Team Calgary Police Service ..................................................................403-206-8311 Poison Control Alberta Poison Centre...........................403-944-1414 Toll Free............................................. 1-800-332-1414 Streets/Roads Request for Sanding..............................403-268-4933 Crime Watch CrimeStoppers TIPS Line................. 1-800-222-8477 CRISIS & REFERRAL Rapid Basement Flooding.......................................911 Plugged Storm Drain/Water Pooling..................311 Family & Community Support Services ..................................................................403-268-5151 Health Contacts Alberta Blue Cross..................................403-234-9666 Alberta Health & Wellness.......................... 310-0000 STD Clinic...................................................403-955-6700 Health Link (24 Hour)............................403-943-5465 Toll Free............................................. 1-866-408-5465 Telephone Shaw Digital Phone............................ 1-888-472-2222 Telus.................................................................... 310-2255

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ADVOCACY & OTHER GROUPS Alberta Association on Gerontology Toll Free............................................. 1-888-735-0556 Email...........................................info@albertaaging.ca Website..................................... www.albertaaging.ca Alberta Council on Aging Toll Free............................................. 1-888-423-9666 Email.................................................... info@acaging.ca Website...............................................www.acaging.ca Alberta Ombudsman.............................403-297-6185 Fax...........................................................403-297-5121 Website.................................www.ombudsman.ab.ca Alberta Society for Pension Reform 222 Clareview Rd., Edmonton, AB T5A 3Y5 ..................................................................780-406-9727 Canadian Association For Retired Persons (CARP).................................................... 1-888-363-2279 Email....................................................support@carp.ca Email....................................... carpcalgary@gmail.com Website..................................................... www.carp.ca Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association (CCECA).............................403-269-6122 Fax...........................................................403-269-1951 Email........................................................cceca@cceca.ca Website.................................................... www.cceca.ca Canadian Grandparents’ Rights Association ..................................................................403-284-3887 Toll-Free............................................ 1-866-585-8242 Fax...........................................................403-289-1524 Email........................ grandchildrenrights@gmail.com Website..... canadiangrandparentsrightsassociation.com Canadian Pensioners Concerned .............................................................. 1-888-822-6750 Email........................................canpension@gmail.com Website.........................................www.canpension.ca Canadian Snowbird Association Toll Free............................................. 1-800-265-3200 Fax...........................................................416-441-7007 Email.......................................csastaff@snowbirds.org Website........................................www.snowbirds.org National Association of Federal Retirees Toll Free............................................. 1-855-304-4700 Fax...........................................................613-745-5457 Email....................................................... info@fsna.com Website..................................................www.fsna.com ElderNET Calgary....................................403-290-5120 #610, 1509 Centre St. SW T2G 2E6 Fax...........................................................403-264-4858 Email............................director@eldernetcalgary.com Website............................. www.eldernetcalgary.com ElderNET Calgary aims to improve the quality of life for older calgarians through a leadership role in shared planning and action. 6

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National Pensioners & Senior Citizens Federation................................................. www.npscf.org Veterans Affairs Canada.................. 1-866-522-2122 Crisis helpline (24 Hour)................... 1-800-268-7708 TDD...................................................... 1-800-567-5803 Email................................... information@vac-acc.gc.ca Website........................................ www.veterans.gc.ca HELP  AGENCIES: Supportive Assistance for Seniors Meal Services Meals On Wheels – Calgary 3610 Macleod Trail SE......................403-243-2834 Outreach Services Calgary Family Services (North or West Calgary)..................403-286-1811 (Central/South Cent. Clgy)............403-705-0593 Calgary Seniors Resource Society (CSRS) 3639 - 26 St. NE..................................403-266-6200 Snow Shovelling/Lawn Services Bowcliff ShareCare Program Areas: Postal codes starting with T3C and T3E................................403-240-0250 Bowmont All Season Services (BASS) Areas: Bowness, Montgomery and Greenwood/Greenbriar.............403-202-3186 Greater Forest Lawn Seniors Areas: Forest Lawn, Southview, Dover, Erin Woods, Albert Park/Radisson Heights, Forest Heights, Penbrook Meadows and Applewood ..................................................................403-272-4661 Haysboro Seniors Resource Group Snow Removal Project Areas: Haysboro...................................403-252-6534 Highwood Community Snow Removal Project Areas: Highwood.................................403-282-1030 Hillhurst/Sunnyside Community Association Areas: Postal codes beginning with T2N or T2E ..................................................................403-283-0554 Marlborough Seniors Voice Snow Removal Project Areas: Marlborough/Marlborough Park Area ..................................................................403-273-6955 Ogden House Seniors 50+ Club Areas: Ogden/Millican/Riverbend ..................................................................403-236-8139 Parkdale Nifty Fifties Areas: Parkdale Area..........................403-283-0620 West Hillhurst Go-Getters Areas: Services for West Hillhurst Go-Getters Club Members Only ..................................................................403-283-3720


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Most seniors don’t know they are eligible for disability tax credit, says expert By Sarah Junkin It’s the time of year when many of us are awaiting a tax refund but experts say some of us are eligible to receive a sizable tax credit and we may not even know it. According to Darren Earn, president of Grants International, a Canadian organization that helps individuals apply for government refunds in return for a fee, about one-third of Alberta seniors over the age of 65 and almost half of those over the age of 75 should be receiving a refund on their taxes due to impaired mobility or a disability – but most aren’t even aware of it. “This is a huge area of poor government communication,” he said. “Also, the government has been changing the program often ever since the 1940s when it was first started, so even people in the business don’t always have up-to-date information.” The Disability Tax Credit is intended to help those people who live with severe or

chronic physical or mental impairments. The individual must be “markedly restricted” in terms of speaking, hearing, walking, feeding, dressing, or performing the mental functions of normal daily life, and have his condition certified by a physician or appropriate medical practitioner. Earn said the walking part is where many seniors ultimately fit the bill. “We’re all living longer and it’s where we’ll all end up,” he said. “If we don’t die in our sleep, we’ll get to a point where we can’t easily walk.” Earn added there are lots of professional bodies that support specific areas of disability or disease, but fewer available to help those people for whom walking has simply become difficult and painful with the natural progression of age. Companies like Earn’s help clients navigate their way through the system, taking in return, approximately a quarter of the refund after it has been paid out.

Darren Earn, president of Grants International “The government is a whole other world of bureaucracy,” explained Earn. “But we’ll fight for what our clients are legally entitled to.” Another way to apply for a Disability Continued on Page 13

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FINANCE AND ESTATE PLANNING INCOME SUPPORT Federal Programs Retirement Income Income Security Programs Toll Free............................................1-800-277-9914 TTY.....................................................1-800-255-4786 Website............................. www.servicecanada.gc.ca Provincial Programs Low Income Assistance Alberta Supports Contact Centre Toll Free in Alberta........................1-877-644-9992 TTY.....................................................1-800-232-7215 Website............................. www.seniors.alberta.ca/ financial_assistance Disability Financial Assistance Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Program AISH Info Line......................................1-866-477-8589 AISH Application Line.......................... Dial 310-0000 ................................................................ 780-644-1366 TTY.....................................................1-800-232-7215 Website......................www.seniors.alberta.ca/aish Calgary Office #500 TGS Place, 1520 – 4 St. SW ................................................................ 403-297-8511 INFORMATION RESOURCES Consumer Information Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) ................................................................ 403-355-4151 Toll Free............................................1-877-355-4488 Website..........................www.albertasecurities.com Calgary Better Business Bureau 350, 7330 Fisher St. SE Calgary T2H 2H8 ................................................................ 403-531-8784 Reports/Complaints....................... 403-517-4222 Toll Free............................................1-800-232-7298 Email......................................... info@calgary.bbb.org Website........................complaints@calgary.bbb.org Service Alberta’s Consumer Contact Centre Toll Free............................................1-877-427-4088 Email...................... government.services@gov.ab.ca .................................... www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca

Funeral and Memorial Services Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board 11810 Kingsway Ave., Edmonton .............................................................1-800-563-4652 Calgary Co-operative Memorial Society 204A, 223 – 12 Ave. SW................... 403-248-2044 Vital Statistics Office Mail: Alberta Registries, Vital Statistics Box 2023, Edmonton, AB. T5J 4W7 Email....................................................... vs@gov.ab.ca Phone...................... 310-0000, then 780-427-7013 Legal Help Legal Aid Alberta Revillon Bldg, 400, 10320 - 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB. T5J 4A1................... 780-644-4971 Toll Free............................................1-866-845-3425 Society of Alberta Lawyer Referral Service Office..................................1-800-661-1095 Student Legal Services 3390 Murray Fraser Hall, University of Calgary........................ 403-220-6637 Library & Computer Services Calgary Public Library Administration, 6th Floor, 616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M2 ................................................................ 403-260-2600 Website...............................www.calgarylibrary.com Tax Information Canada Revenue Agency Personal Tax...................................1-800-959-8281 Businesses & Self-Employed....1-800-959-5525 GST Credit........................................1-800-959-1953 Tax Refunds....................................1-800-959-1956 Forms and Publications..............1-800-959-2221 Payment Arrangements.............1-888-863-8657 TTY.....................................................1-800-665-0354 Website.................................................www.cra.gc.ca Tax Information Phone Service .............................................................1-800-267-6999 Automated phone service providing tax information to individuals and businesses.

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Losing your driver’s licence By John Tidridge

You may have learned to drive in a country far away and, on arrival here, made haste to receive your Canadian licence. Or maybe, you were waiting patiently as a young boy, anxious for the day to come that you could drive a car of your own. It may have taken several attempts before you received that precious piece of paper! If you were wise you would have forgone family tutoring and used the services of a qualified instructor. But, in any event, you finally received the official document. Now, many years since first receiving that permitting slip, things are changing. Your mode of transportation could have been a 15 wheeler, or a Mini Cooper, a race car or a puddle jumper. You may have traversed deserts, forded rivers, conquered icy slopes, and, thought you were invincible. Then one day your steady co-pilot asks if you intended to drive by that stop sign without stopping, that the light was really red not yellow as you claimed, or the grandchildren seem reluctant to drive with you. Maybe a mounting number of police stoppages finally seem impossible to ignore. Your driver’s licence is now due for renewal and suddenly, you aren’t so confident. A man who will be called “Cor” (because that’s his name) can relate: “In early 2010 life was somewhat stressful since my wife just had a hip replacement. I was still energetic at a young 79 years, playing badminton twice a week: my pacemaker – installed in March 2000 at $5,000 plus installation cost - was still faithfully making sure my heart did not lose a beat. The discomfort under my ribs usually disappeared with some antacids. But for a few days this stomach problem would not

disappear, so I thought a quick trip to the Manning emergency centre would take care of that. But for some reason they put me in a bed, gave me some more antacids and took some blood. After an hour the doctor came to tell me that I could not go home since I had a heart attack. The next day the angiographic report showed several blockages; but the overall assessment was that rehab, medication and change of eating habits would suffice. Meaning: lots of pills and really no expectations of major improvements”. “Several weeks later I got a reminder from our friendly government that my Operator’s License was expiring on my birthday and that it could be replaced at a cost of some dollars and a health statement from my doctor. The doctor informed me that he was not prepared to give me a clean bill of health until I had completed the rehab program successfully”. Continued on Page 13

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General Health Provincial Health Organizations Alberta Health Services Alberta Health Services Corporate Office, Seventh St. Plaza, 14th Floor, North Tower, 10030 – 107 St. NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3E4 Toll Free............................................. 1-888-342-2471 Website...................... www.albertahealthservices.ca Health Advice and Information HEALTHLink Alberta Calgary.......................................403-943-5465 (LINK) Toll Free in Alberta............. 1-866-408-5465 (LINK) Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan Alberta Health and Wellness Phone........................ 310-0000, then 780-427-1432 Fax............................. 310-0000, then 780-422-0102 Email...............................health.ahcipmail@gov.ab.ca Website...................................www.health.alberta.ca Prescription Drug Program Enquiries Alberta Blue Cross Main Flr, 715 - 5 Ave...........................403-234-9666 Toll Free............................................. 1-800-661-6995 Website...................................... www.ab.bluecross.ca Adult Day Program Bow View Manor 4628 Montgomery Boulevard NW, Calgary, AB T3B 0K7..........................403-288-4446 Website.................... www.straffordfoundation.org/ bowview_dayprog.html Caregiver’s Support Caregiver Support Group Calgary Family Services Senior Support program..................403-205-5244 Website..................................www.calgaryfamily.org Family Caregiver Centre Bridgeland Seniors Health Centre 1070 Mcdougall Rd. NE....................403-955-1500 Website...............................................family.caregiver @albertahealthservices.ca Clinics Urgent Care Clinic Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre 1213 4 St. SW.........................................403-955-6200 Urgent Care is provided at the centre 24-hour a day, 365 days a year. Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care Alzheimer Society of Calgary 201 - 222 58 Ave. SW.........................403-290-0110 Toll Free..................................1-877-569-HELP(4357) Email................................info@alzheimercalgary.com Website..............................www.alzheimercalgary.ca 10

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Alzheimer’s / Dementia Services Calgary Health Region’s Community Care Access......................403-943-1920 Service Locations: Carewest Colonel Belcher Care Centre 1939 Veterans Way NW....................403-944-7800 Carewest George Boyack 1203 Centre Ave. NE...........................403-267-2750 Carewest Glenmore Park 6909 14 St. SW....................................403-258-7650 Carewest Sarcee 3504 Sarcee Rd. SW..........................403-686-8100 Dental/Oral Health Dental Treatment Service for Low-Income 22-Teeth (24 Hour Service)................403-228-3384 Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre 1213 4 St. SW.........................................403-955-6200 Northeast Dental Clinic #200, 2580-32 St. NE.......................403-944-9999 Airdrie Community Dental 604 Main St. S, Airdrie.......................403-912-8484 Homecare Emergency Aid: Capsule of Life Whitehorn Multi Services Centre #100, 3705 - 35 St. NE.......................403-261-4000 Fall Prevention Clinic Seniors Health One Line Referral Service Location: Bridgeland Seniors Health Centre (1070 Mcdougall Rd. NE) Phone......................................................403-955-1500 Fax...........................................................403-955-1514 Financing for Diabetic Supplies Alberta Monitoring For Health Phone.................................................. 1-800-267-7532 Fax............................. 310-0000, then 780-423-2634 Website............................................. www.diabetes.ca Financing for Health Equipment and Supplies Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) Toll Free................... 310-0000, then 780-427-0731 Website................................ seniors.alberta.ca/AADL Rental of Health Equipment Red Cross Medical Equipment Loans 100, 1305-11th Ave. SW.....................403-541-6100 Senior In-Home Support Bayshore Home Health – Calgary 106, 1212-31 Ave NE.............................403-229-3929 Bayshore Home Health – Red Deer Suite 200, 4928 - 53 Ave, Red Deer, Alberta ..................................................................403-348-1007 Calgary Family Services 200, 1000 8 Ave. SW.........................403-269-9888 Community Care Access......................403-943-1920 VON Calgary #100A, 9705 Horton Rd. SW...........403-640-4765


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Cancer Screening Programs Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening saves lives. Cancer screening helps detect breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer early, when treatment may work better. Alberta Health Services – Cancer Screening Programs coordinates three organized provincial programs: the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program, the Alberta Cervical Cancer Screening Program and the Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program. Working together with your healthcare providers, the goal of these programs is to strengthen cancer screening across the province. These programs provide information and education to support Albertans in making informed decisions about cancer screening.

ALBERTA BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

ALBERTA COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Alberta women and screening mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer at an early stage. This program encourages women who are eligible and have no symptoms to get screened regularly for breast cancer.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Alberta for men and women combined. Screening is the only way to find polyps and colorectal cancer early when 90% of cases can be prevented or treated successfully.

ALBERTA CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

Screening is something we encourage you to learn about if it is not already included in your wellness activities.

Pap tests together with HPV vaccinations are the best way to prevent cervical cancer. By getting screened regularly with a Pap test, any abnormal cells that are found can be monitored and, if needed, treated before they can develop into cancer.

To find out if breast, cervical and/ or colorectal cancer screening is right for you: • Visit www.screeningforlife.ca • Talk to your healthcare provider

To find a doctor: Call Health Link Alberta at 1-866-408-LINK (5465)

Make breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening a priority for yourself, for those you love, for life. For more information Tel: 1-866-727-3926 Web: screeningforlife.ca

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Driver’s licence From Page 9 “What a shock! However, there are several bus stops within two blocks of my home and I could walk very well. I bought bus tickets and later monthly passes. Learning the bus routes and their time schedules took several weeks, but they were available online and the weather was good that spring and summer. I learned that it was important to take an umbrella and know where the bus shelters were located. Unfortunately, many locations were very difficult to reach, but thankfully my wife could drive our car, be it with some difficulty”. Cor continued, “After several months the doctor was confident my condition had improved and I got my driver’s license again. Over the next four years I became more dependent on our car. No more badminton or long walks, and, more senior moments.” Recently, another shocker: “This

year my family doctor would not sign my health certificate unless I took the expensive DriveAble test, which could include a cognitive assessment test and – if needed – a road test. Failing to get a license this time would require a major change of life style, becoming very dependent on other people since my wife now also has more limitations”. “Thankfully”, Cor reported, “I can tell you that I passed the test, be it not with flying colours. I was very glad to pay the dollars for my Operator’s license, good for another two years”. Cor was, or still is, at heart, an engineer. His outlook is pragmatic and rather then sitting and doing nothing he plans his courses of action very well. Like many others before him, he came to realize the importance of his driver’s licence. And, while he will not welcome the loss of his licence he will do what he has to do to keep up his busy schedule. Have you thought this far ahead? You may still be driving effortlessly from point A to point B, but as they did for Cor, things can change – sometimes slowly over time, other times all at once. If you haven’t yet, it is something you should consider … just like having a will and prepaid funeral arrangements.

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Tax Credit is to simply complete Form T2201, the Disability Tax Credit Certificate http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca., Take the form to a physician or health care specialist to be signed. There may be a small cost for this. Then take that signed form to a Canada Revenue Agency Tax Centre. Call 1-800 622-6232 to find the one that’s nearest to you, or to learn more information. Gordon Borroughs is a Calgarian who has been hard of hearing for approximately two decades, yet he did not know about the Disability Tax Credit until reading about it in a magazine. He then asked Grants International to help him navigate the system. “It took about three months for me to get a refund,” the octogenarian said. “But the government went back ten years so it was a substantial amount, so Grants got a good chunk of that too. But I was content because they communicated with me back and forth and I knew what was happening.” Caroline Battista is a senior tax analyst with H&R Block. “The intent (of the Disability Tax Credit) is for people to be able to live in their own homes longer,” she explained. “But it’s all based on what the doctor says, and Revenue Canada will make a decision based on that letter.” Earn says that based on reports of severe and very severe impairments in Alberta, only 45 per cent of people who are actually entitled to financial relief actually claim. “The government does a poor job of communicating across the country,” Earn said, though he added there is not necessarily any ill will at play. “There are not enough beds out there and the point is for people to be able to live at home longer. We just need to get the word out there.”


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MENTAL HEALTH INFO & RESOURCES Access Mental Health (Adult and Senior Services)...403-943-1500, ext. 2 Calgary Eating Disorder Program Richmond Rd. Diagnostic and Treatment Centre 1820 Richmond Rd. SW (referral through Access Mental Health) ..................................................................403-955-8444 MENTAL HEALTH ACTIVE REHABILITATION PROGRAM Claresholm Centre for Mental Health & Addictions 139 - 43 Ave. W, Claresholm............403-682-3500 Referral through Access Mental Health: ..................................................................403-944-2025 Mental Health Treatment Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre Address: 7th fl., 1213-4 St. SW Call Access Mental Health for Referral: .....................................................403-943-1500, ext. 2 Palliative Care/Bereavement End-of-Life Care Planning Advance Care Planning (ACP)...........403-943-0249

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Counselling for Substance Abuse and Addictions Addiction Services: Helpline 24 Hour Service............................... 1-866-332-2322 Alcoholics Anonymous – Calgary #2, 4015 - 1 St. SE.........403-777-1212 (24 Hours) Substance Abuse in Later Life (SAILL) AHS Seniors Health Clinic – Bridgeland 1070 Mcdougall Rd. NE.....................403-955-6155 Women’s Health Breast Cancer and Nutrition Holy Cross Site 20A & 20B, Ambulatory Oncology Clinics at 2202 - 2 St. SW....................................403-476-2445 Mammograms Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program Toll Free............................................. 1-800-667-0604 Beddington Towne Centre 200, 8120 Beddington Blvd. NW....403-541-1200 Calgary Eaton Centre #442, 751 3 St. SW..............................403-777-3052 Calgary Women’s Imaging Centre 20 Richard Way SW...........................403-685-3123 Canada Diagnostic Centres Westhills 200A Stewart Green SW..................403-685-6175 Castleridge Plaza 20, 55 Castleridge Blvd. NE..............403-777-3000 Crowfoot Business Cntr 401, 400 Crowft Crscnt NW.............403-777-3000 Foothills Professional Building 380, 1620 29 St. NW..........................403-541-1200 Glenmore Landing D270 1600 90 Ave. SW.....................403-252-5882

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Financial Assistance for Home Repairs and Adaptations Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) Call Centre........................... 1-800-668-2642 Calgary Office.................................. 1-877-499-7245 #200, 1000 – 7 Ave. SW...................403-515-3000 TTY...................................................... 1-800-309-3388 Provincial Programs Senior housing supports Alberta Supports Contact Centre Toll Free in Alberta......................... 1-877-644-9992 TTY...................................................... 1-800-232-7215 Residential Access Modifications Program (RAMP) Information ................. Dial 310-000, followed by 780-427-5760 Housing Information and Services Affordable Housing Accessible Housing Society Calgary Deerfoot Junction III #215, 1212 - 31 Ave. NE........................403-282-1872 Calgary Housing Company (CHC) #100, 1701 Centre St. NW.................403-221-9100 Calgary West Seniors Housing Society (CWSHS) 127, 11 Varsity Estates View NW......403-286-7522 Silvera for Seniors (previously MCF Housing for Seniors) #804, Centre 70, 7015 Macleod Trail SW ..................................................................403-276-5541 Alberta New Home Warranty Program #301, 30 Springborough Blvd SW ..................................................................403-253-3636 Toll Free............................................. 1-800-352-8240 Consumer Information Service Alberta Consumer Info Line Toll Free in Alberta......................... 1-877-427-4088 New Home Building Canadian Home Builders Association – Calgary Region #100, 7326 - 10 St. NE.......................403-235-1911 Referral to Special Needs Housing Community Care Access......................403-943-1920 Toll Free............................................. 1-888-943-1920 Seniors Housing Resource Centre Kirby Centre Housing Services .......................................................................403-705-3230 16

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INDEPENDENT LIVING Applewood Village 115E - 3805 Marlborough Dr., NE......403-272-2241 Bow Bridge Manor 3139 Bow Wood Dr. NW.....................403-288-4014 Huntsgate Place 432 Huntsville Crescent NW..............403-275-6075 Varsity Square Apartments 4515 Varsity Drive NW.........................403-531-9125 Cedar Ridge Apartments Apt. 1601, 135 Lynnview Rd SE..........403-279-8681 Parkview Village II 111 - 146 Ave. SE......................................403-256-6777 Willow Green Estates 9940 Fairmount Drive SE...................403-278-5231 Wyldewood Estates 271 - 9700 Bonaventure Drive SE.....403-253-1352 Britannia 800 815 - 50 Ave. SW...................................403-255-4981 Continental Towers 920 - 9 Ave. SW & 840 - 9th St. SW.....403-265-4954 Elbow Tower 105 - 26 Ave. SW...................................403-215-8700 Glenmore Estates 2120 Southland Drive SW...................403-281-3800 Glenmore Gardens 2105 - 90 Ave. SW................................403-281-1404 Hay’s Farm 1 & 2 8948 Elbow Drive SW.........................403-252-7207 Lakeview Mews 2528 - 66 Avenue SW..........................403-242-6414 Sarcee Trail Place 102 - 71 Glamis Drive SW.....................403-215-8748 Woodlands Manor 2117 - 1825 Woodview Dr. SW............403-281-3133 Columbus Place 100 Nina Gardens NE...........................403-284-0622 Bow Centre Place 7915 43 Ave. NW....................................403-288-3626 Norfolk Housing Association 1118 Kensington Rd NW.......................403-270-3062 Shouldice Manor I 2003 46 Street NW..............................403-276-5541 Westbourne Place 877 64 Avenue NW...............................403-274-8383 A, B, C Blocks 2921 26 Ave. SE......................................403-272-8615 Becker Manor 2611 15 Ave. SE........................................403-248-5995 East Village Place 750 5 St. SE.............................................403-264-3455 Kanerva House 2945 - 26 Ave. SE..................................403-272-8615 Wilkinson House 2939 26 Ave. SE....................................403-272-8615


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Lose the clutter and spring clean your life Lifestyle & Wellness Expert Offers Tips To Reduce Physical And Mental Clutter And Simplify Your Life Do you find that when your physical surroundings are cluttered, your mind is cluttered too? Luckily, lifestyle and wellness expert Estelle Shaw, founder of FitnessFlower.com, found a simple system to stay organized without having to take a lot of time to keep up with the system after the initial time investment to get it started. As a busy mom herself, Estelle knows that creating a system to keep the hodgepodge under control can greatly benefit you and others in your community. Below are her expert tips for getting rid of the clutter and spring cleaning your life:

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• Do you have a hard time finding things in your closets? Are they stuffed so full you can’t even close the door? Try categorizing your clothes on hangers. Separating garments by season or style may work well for you. Once you’ve worn one item, when you replace it, hang it with the hanger facing backwards so you can see that it has been worn. Twice a year, go through your closet, anything that hasn’t been worn can be donated. You may also adopt the philosophy that when you buy something new, something old should be donated. • Are your storage closets overflowing? Creating labels on shelves so everyone knows where things belong can be helpful for staying organized. Some items may need to be stored in containers with lids to create more space. You can expand your space by stacking items in labeled containers. • Add shelving and hooks in your garage to store items that are used seasonally will make putting things away a breeze. Getting items off the floor will help you stay organized, save time, and keep things from being misplaced or broken.

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• As kids grow up, they outgrow their clothes. Keep a box labeled donations. As they outgrow their gently worn clothes, put them in the box and once the box is full; drop it off at your local charity. Many charities have drop boxes at shopping centers to

make giving convenient • Kids always seem to have an over abundance of toys, including many they have outgrown. As toy boxes start to overflow, consider passing them down to younger family members or donating to a local daycare, church or pediatrician’s office. Gently used toys can benefit other kids in your community long after your child has moved on to other interests. Making your child a part of the process also teaches them the concept of giving. • Donating your time can be one of the greatest gifts you could give. Volunteer at a soup kitchen, tutor kids in math or reading, take meals to shut-ins, or bake cookies for your neighbors. Teaching kids the gift of service is best learned by modeling, so try to include them in your volunteer activities. The options are endless. Continued on Page 21

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Bow Claire Apartments 717 1 Ave. SW...........................................403-265-4492 Glenway Gate 4211 Richmond Rd SW.........................403-264-4596 Shalem Manor 3010 51 St. SW.......................................403-240-2800 St. Mark’s Manor 2612 14A St. SW.....................................403-245-8220 Villa Jean Toupin 1809 5 St. SW.........................................403-228-5709 Bow Valley Townhouses 1060 Bow Valley Dr NE.......................403-276-5541 Chestnut Grove 828 4 St. NE............................................403-276-5541 Columbus Manor & Village 40 11A St. NE...........................................403-284-0622 Crossroads Court 1720 14 Ave. NE......................................403-284-0622 Gilchrist Manor 3003 56 St..............................................403-276-5541 McCann Court 207, 209 or 211 - 21 Ave. NE................403-276-5541 Mountview Apartments 710 - 16 Ave. NE......................................403-276-5541 Rose Manor 120 - 18 Avenue NE...............................403-277-0958 Sharon Manor 255 - 17 Ave. NE......................................403-277-0961 St. Paul’s Villa 3211 Edmonton Trail NE.......................403-284-0622 Alder Court 1633 - 20 Ave. NW.................................403-276-5541 Cambrian Manor 4811 Niven Road NW............................403-282-5762 Carroll Place 1540 Northmount Dr NW...................403-284-0622 Cathedral Manor Estates 11 Varsity Estates View NW................403-286-7402 Crowchild Kiwanis Manor 2403 - 2 Ave. NW..................................403-284-4242 Dream Haven 1518 - 8 Ave. NW....................................403-276-5541 Elmwood Court 3603 - 63 St. NW..................................403-276-5541 Foothills Manor 3118 - 34 Ave. NW..................................403-289-7237 General De LaLanne Lodge 113 - 18A St. NW.....................................403-283-3332 Heritage Terrace 7735 Bowness Rd NW..........................403-288-4463 J.E. Harris House 400 - 40 Ave. NW.................................403-277-4007 Kendale House 520 - 34 St. NW.....................................403-283-6481 Parkdale Kiwanis Manor 2420 - 2 Ave. NW..................................403-284-4242 18

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Parkview Village 1234 - 21 Ave. NW.................................403-284-4242 Shouldice Manor II 2003 - 46 St. NW..................................403-276-5541 Alex Walker Tower 124 - 15 Ave. SE.......................................403-262-1788 Beaver Dam Townhouses 2012 - 66 Ave. SE...................................403-276-5541 Carter Place 602 - 1 St. SE...........................................403-269-3183 Edith Pink Residence 1401 - 11 Ave. SE.....................................403-269-5589 Edwards Place 344 - 9 Ave. SE.......................................403-264-1350 Francis Klein Centre 240 - 92 Ave. SE....................................403-284-0622 Hamilton Manor 906 - 17 Ave. SE.....................................403-269-5589 Jenkins Court 923 - 19 Ave. SE.....................................403-269-5589 King Tower - 807 - 6 St. SE....................403-264-3522 Luther Place 8847 Fairmount Dr. SE........................403-255-4552 Murdoch Manor 808 - 5 St. SE.........................................403-234-9311 Rhubarb Patch 1320 - 8 Ave. SE.....................................403-269-5589 Wah Ying Mansion 122 - 3 Ave. SE.........................................403-233-7598 Anthonian Court 5320 - 4 St. SW......................................403-284-0622 Austin H. Nixon Manor 10660 Elbow Dr. SW............................403-276-5541 Bankview House 1826 - 16A St. SW..................................403-244-6050 Bethany Village 240 Lincoln Way SW............................403-242-4355 Boxwood Place 1818 - 28 Ave. SW..................................403-276-5541 First Assembly Manor 614 - 57 Ave. SW....................................403-252-4744 Friendship Manor 1923 - 33 St. SW....................................403-276-5541 Glenmore Manor 1111 - 68 Ave. SW....................................403-252-0338 Grace Gardens............................................403-245-3770 or 1028 - 15 Ave. SW.............................403-244-1634 Grace Lutheran Manor 3600 Sarcee Rd SW............................403-242-3055 Grace Manor 1506 - 9 St. SW......................................403-245-3770 Jewish Community Apartments 1603 - 90 Ave. SW................................403-255-8033 Menno Court 2808 - 25 St. SW...................................403-249-4629


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Menno Gardens 2637 - 25 St. SW....................................403-249-4629 Mount Royal Kiwanis Manor 1720 - 9A St. SW....................................403-284-4242 Oddfellow Rebekah Tower 1220 - 2 St. SW.......................................403-266-1711 Oi Kwan - 120 - 2 Ave. SW.......................403-263-1686 Queen’s Court 4500 - 47 Street SW............................403-276-5541 Richmond Park Manor 3250 - 28 Street SW............................403-242-3001 Robertson House 3712 - 37 Street SW...............................403-286-7402 Spruce Cliff Downs 501 - 3400 Spruce Dr. SW..................403-286-7402 St. James Court 2040 - 54 Ave. SW...............................403-284-0622 Wai Kwan Manor 200 - 1 Street SW..................................403-263-1686 Prince of Peace Village 285030 Luther Rose Blvd NE............403-285-5080 Manor Village at Huntington Hills 6700 Hunterview Dr. NW....................403-275-5667 Manor Village at Rocky Ridge 450 Rocky Vista Grdns NW................403-239-6400 Manor Village at Groves of Varsity 5353 Crowchild Tr. NW.......................403-369-3000 Sundance on the Green 3 Sunmills Green SE.............................403-254-9800 Dana Village 1818 Simcoe Blvd. SW.........................403-457-0824 Manor Village at Garrison Woods 2400 Sorrel Mews SW........................403-240-3636 Manor Village at Signature Park 1858 Sirocco Dr. SW.............................403-249-7113 Shalem Court – 3000 - 51 St. SW........403-240-2800 Staywell Manor Village at Garrison Woods 174 Ypres Green SW.............................403-242-4688 Supportive / ASSISTED Living Aspen Lodge 1171 Bow Valley Lane NE......................403-276-5541 Bow Valley Lodge 1020 Bow Valley Drive NE..................403-276-5541 Spruce Lodge 1055 Bow Valley Drive NE..................403-276-5541 Confederation Park Lodge 1320 -21 Ave. NW...................................403-276-5541 Shouldice Lodge 4730 - 19 Ave. NW.................................403-276-5541 Beaver Dam Lodge-Memory Care Pgrm 2012 - 66 Ave. SE...................................403-276-5541 Valleyview Lodge 2736 - 19 Ave. SE...................................403-276-5541 Shawnessy Lodge 30 Shannon Place SW........................403-276-5541

Secura Care Homes 1226 New Brighton Dr. SE...................403-452-4902 Adults Supportive Home 36 Fallswater Crescent NE.................403-285-7978 Bright Morningstar Care Homes 4 Panatella Lane NW...........................403-226-1193 Trendicare Health Services Ltd. 178 Heston St. NW................................403-284-4096 Jemajo Senior’s Home 275 Falwood Way NE...........................403-452-2500 Meadowlark Care Home 15 Madison Crt (Strathmore)............403-934-5294 Mount Pleasant Home 2302 - 5 Street NW...............................403-289-6769 Romelia Corpuz 379 Woodfield Rd. SW........................403-640-3570 Sheila Duff 80 Strathbury Circle SW.....................403-207-5532 Wellness Care Group Homes 148 Queensland Place SE..................403-283-2180 Peter Coyle Place 5700 - 3 Street.......................................403-252-6000 Harbours of Newport Retirement Res. 20 Country Village Cove NE...............403-295-2919 *Prince of Peace Manor 285030 Luther Rose Blvd NE............403-285-5080 *Whitehorn Village 5200 - 44 Ave. NE.................................403-271-2277

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Arbour Lake Retirement Living 900 Arbour Lake Rd NW.....................403-374-0955 Boardwalk Retirement Community 3520 - 31 St. NW....................................403-215-8714 *The Edgemont 80 Edenwold Dr. NW...........................403-241-8990 Hillside Manor 916 - 18A St. NW....................................403-284-6000 Lodge at Valley Ridge 11479 Valley Ridge Dr. NW..................403-286-4414 Manor Village at Huntington Hills 6700 Hunterview Dr. NW....................403-275-5667 Rocky Ridge Retirement Residence 10715 Rocky Ridge Blvd. NW..............403-879-1748 *Scenic Acres Retirement Residence 150 Scotia Landing NW.......................403-208-0338 *Seniors Res. at The Colonel Belcher 1945 Veterans Way NW......................403-283-3491 Beverly Estate Lake Midnapore 500 Midpark Way SE...........................403-873-2600 Canyon Meadows Retirement Res. 12 Deerview Terrace SE.......................403-278-4004 Lake Bonavista Village Ret. Community 11800 Lake Fraser Dr. SE.....................403-258-1849 *McKenzie Towne Retirement Res. 20 Promenade Park SE.......................403-508-9808 Walden Heights Seniors Community 250 Walden Dr. SE................................403-873-4700 Chateau Renoir 9229 - 16 St. SW....................................403-255-2105 *Eau Claire Retirement Residence 301 - 7 St. SW.........................................403-269-3114 Evergreen by Symphony 2220 - 162 Ave. SW...............................403-201-3555 Fountains of Mission 222 - 25 Ave. SW...................................403-244-0322 Garrison Green Seniors Community 3028 Don Ethell Blvd. SW..................403-249-5505 Manor Village Life Centers @ Garrison Woods 2400 Sorrel Mews SW........................403-240-3636 @ Signature Park 1858 Sirocco Dr. SW.............................403-249-7113 *Millrise Place 14911 - 5 St. SW......................................403-410-9155 Royal Park Retirement Residence 4315 Richardson Rd. SW.....................403-242-9075 Staywell Manor Village (Garrison Woods) 174 Ypres Green SW.............................403-242-4688 Trinity Lodge 1111 Glenmore Trail SW........................403-253-7576 Wentworth Manor - The Residence 5717 - 14 Ave. SW...................................403-242-5005 Westview – 5033 - 45 St. SW...............403-240-4920 *Denotes Designated Assisted Living (DAL) Program 20

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Out of Town Supportive/Assisted /Long-Term Living Arbor Manor at Bethany 1736 - 1 Ave. NW, Airdrie......................403-948-6022 Cedarwood Station 304 - 1 Ave. NW, Airdrie.......................403-945-2222 Cottonwood Village Retirement Res. 4224-8 St. SW, Claresholm...............403-625-5520 Luxstone Manor 2014 Luxstone Blvd., Airdrie...............403-945-4700 Masterpiece Aspen Ridge 3100 - 22 St., Red Deer........................403-341-5522 Masterpiece Inglewood 10 Inglewood Dr., Red Deer................403-346-1134 Quigley Manor at Bethany 302 Quigley Dr., Cochrane...... 403-932-6422 Ext: 247 Ridgestone Lodge 115 Ridgestone Lane SW, Black Diamond Monterey Place......................................403-933-3143 4288 Catalina Blvd. NE.......................403-943-1920 Jackson Willan Seniors Res. 3105 - 15 Ave. SW..................................403-249-4290 Bethany Harvest Hills 19 Harvest Gold Manor NE..................403-226-8200 Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre 722 - 16 Ave. NE......................................403-230-6900 Carewest George Boyack 1203 Centre Ave. NE.............................403-267-2750 Newport Harbour Care Centre 10 Country Village Cove NE................403-567-5100 Wing Kei Care Centre 1212 Centre St. NE..................................403-275-5667 Bethany Care Centre 916 - 18A St. NW....................................403-284-6000 Bow Crest Care Centre 5927 Bowness Rd. NW........................403-288-2373 Bow View Manor 4628 Montgomery Blvd.NW..............403-288-4446 Carewest Colonel Belcher Care Centre 1939 Veterans Way NW......................403-944-7800 Extendicare Hillcrest 1512 - 8 Ave. NW....................................403-289-0236 Intercare Brentwood Care Centre 2727 - 16 Ave. NW..................................403-289-2576 Beverly Centre Lake Midnapore 500 Midpark Way SE...........................403-254-8885 Clifton Manor 4726 - 8 Ave. SE.....................................403-272-9831 Father Lacombe Care Centre 332 - 146 Ave. SE...................................403-256-4641 Intercare Southwood Care Centre 211 Heritage Dr. SE.................................403-252-1194


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Joe Carbury reflects on 50+ years as voice of the Calgary Stampede By Sarah Junkin For more than half a century, his was one of the most distinctive voices in Alberta. “And they’rrrre off!” was a sound as distinctive to the Calgary Stampede as the excited shrieks from the roller coaster, or the smells of livestock and cotton candy. In a career that spanned 57 years, Joe Carbury started out by announcing sports on the radio before advancing to play-by-play commentary for the Medicine Hat Tigers, the Calgary Stampeders, the Edmonton Eskimos, the Hamilton Tiger-cats, countless hockey games, and dozens of high profile boxing matches. In 1953 he began announcing the thoroughbred horse races at Stampede Park which he continued up until 2007, and in the 1960s, his rich, resonant voice became synonymous with the chuckwagon races until his retirement in 2008. In all, Carbury has announced over 1,000 hockey games and more than 25,000 horse races which accounts for more than half of horseracing’s 117-year history at Stampede Park. But Carbury said he took a circuitous route to finding his calling. Born in Winnipeg, he served as a signalman in the merchant navy before becoming a manufacturer’s agent. He had originally thought about following in his father’s footsteps and becoming an RCMP officer, but at the age of 19, he was too young, and the recruiters suggested he apply again when he turned 21. So in the meantime Carbury took on the position of manufacturer’s agent, and it was in this role that he was passing through Medicine Hat on business. “I stopped in at a radio station and got chatting with the program director,” Carbury said. “He asked if I was interested in a career in radio. I took an audition and became a sports announcer on July 1, 1948. I did a bit of everything and it was a damn good training.” From there, Carbury moved to Calgary and later Edmonton where he was a sports announcer doing play-by- plays for both hockey and football. Later he moved to Hamilton, Ont. where for three years he announced the Tigercats football games. But it was during this time that Carbury realized his heart was in Alberta. “I missed the west, the people” he said.” Hamilton was alright, but it wasn’t Calgary and I knew then that I belonged in the west.” Carbury returned to Calgary to work for CFAC, and one afternoon wandered down to the Stampede grounds. “I took in the rodeo and got talking to someone from the Stampede board,” he recalled. “He asked if I knew anything about racing. He said they needed someone to broadcast their thoroughbred horseracing.”

Carbury agreed to give it a try. “I had no one to coach me, and when the first race started and the horn went off it almost scared the hell out of me,” he chuckled. “But 45 years later I was still there.” By the time he retired in 2008 Carbury said his distinctive voice was becoming weary. “My throat was getting hoarse and I had an overnight in the hospital,” he said. “I knew I was getting close to the finish line.” Now in his 80s, Carbury has nothing but fond memories of his long career. “The Stampede was very good to me,” he said. “They were wonderful people and couldn’t do enough for me.” In 2003 Carbury was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, and a ‘grate portrait’ of the legend is located in the Pop Culture and Entertainment section of the Walk of Fame on Stephen Avenue in Calgary. Since his beloved wife Rose passed away a few years ago, Carbury lives quietly in Calgary where he still works out every day, and maintains close contact with his two daughters and his grandchildren. All around his home are photographs, mementos and plaques commemorating his illustrious career. Carbury says he still wanders down to the Calgary Stampede most years. “On the first night of the chucks I admit I get a little teary,” he said. “I think to myself, I could still be doing that.” 2014 Calgary Seniors Products & Services Directory |

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Recreation & Leisure Attractions in Calgary & area Aero Space Museum 4629 McCall Way NE.........................403-250-3752 Alberta Campgrounds Website....................................www.albertawow.com Calaway Park 245033 Range Rd. 33.........................403-240-3822 Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm 284022 Township Rd. 224, Rockyview ..................................................................403-648-2719 Calgary Tower 101 - 9th Ave. SW.................................403-266-7171 Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden & Prehistoric Pk 1300 Zoo Rd. NE..................................403-232-9300 Canada Olympic Park 88 Canada Olympic Rd. SW............403-247-5452 Cash Casino 4040 Blackfoot Tr. SE.......................403-287-1635 Chinese Cultural Centre 197 First Street, SW.............................403-262-5071 Royal Tyrrell Museum Highway 838 Midland Provincial Park, Drumhellar................ 310-0000 then 403-823-7707 Firefighters Museum of Calgary 4124 - 11 St. SE......................................403-246-3322 Fort Calgary 750 - 9 Ave. SE.....................................403-290-1875 Glenbow Museum 130 - 9 Ave. SE......................................403-268-4100 Grain Academy Museum 505 – 2 Str. SW....................................403-263-4594 Heritage Park 1900 Heritage Dr. SW........................403-268-8500 Jubilations Dinner Theatre - Calgary 1002 - 37th St. SW..............................403-249-7799 Kananaskis Resort– Delta Lodge 1 Centennial Dr., Kananaskis Village ..................................................................403-591-7711 Loose Moose Theatre Company 26 Ave. SE, Crossroads Market .....................................................403-265-LMTC (5682) The Military Museums 4520 Crowchild Tr. SW.....................403-974-2850 Olympic Oval 2500 University Dr. NW.....................403-220-7954 Stampede Park 1410 Olympic Way SE........................403-261-0101 Stage West Calgary 727 - 42 Ave. SE....................................403-243-6642 Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino 888 Nadoda Way Morley.............. 1-888-862-5632 24

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TELUS Spark 220 St. George’s Drive NE.................403-268-8300 Town of Innisfail 4934 – 53 St., Innisfail, AB...............403-227-3376 Town of Strathmore 680 Westchester Rd., Strathmore ..................................................................403-934-3133 Pets Calgary Humane Society 4455 110 Ave. SE..................................403-205-4455 Website................................. www.calgaryhumane.ca Call regarding animal adoptions, lost and found animals, and to report animal cruelty. Pools & Fitness Centres You can call City of Calgary at 3-1-1 for information on the following pools and fitness centres. Acadia Pool & Fitness Centre 9009 Fairmount Dr. SE (88 Ave. & Fairmount Dr.)..... 403-268-CITY(2489) Beltline Aquatic & Fitness Centre 221 12 Ave. SW........................... 403-268-CITY(2489) Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre 4812 14 Ave. SE.............................. 403-268-CITY(2489) Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre 89 Canova Rd. SW..............................403-281-6984 Cardel Place 11950 Country Village Link NE.........403-532-1013 Foothills Aquatic Centre 2915 24 Ave. NW (24 Ave. and University Dr.) ....................................................... 403-268-CITY(2489) Glenmore Aquatic Centre 5330 19 St. SW (52 Ave. and 19 St.)................. 403-268-CITY(2489) Inglewood Aquatic Centre 1527 17 Ave. SE (One block south of 9 Ave. on 14 A St.) ....................................................... 403-268-CITY(2489) Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre 1919 29 St. SW (17 Ave. and 29 St.).................. 403-268-CITY(2489) Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre 810 13 Ave. NE (14 Ave. and 8 St.).................... 403-268-CITY(2489) SAIT Aquatic Centre 1301 16th Ave. NW...............................403-284-7248 Shouldice Aquatic Centre 5303 Bowness Rd. NW (52 St. and Bowness Rd.)...... 403-268-CITY(2489) Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Fitness Centre 1520 Northmount Dr. NW (Northmount Dr. and 34 St. NW) ....................................................... 403-268-CITY(2489)


Recreation & Leisure Southland Leisure Centre 2000 Southland Dr. SW...................403-648-6555 Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre 6715 Centre St. NW (68 Ave. and Centre St.)........ 403-268-CITY(2489) Trico Centre for Family Wellness 11150 Bonaventure Dr. SE..................403-278-7542 YMCA Calgary Several Calgary Locations................403-269-6701 University of Calgary Health & Rec. Centre 2500 University Dr. NW.....................403-220-7749 Village Square Leisure Centre 2623 - 56 St. NE...................................403-366-3900 Outdoor Pools Bowview Pool 1910 6 Ave. NW....................................403-221-3571 Highwood Pool.........................................403-221-3596 25 Holmwood Ave. NW....................403-221-3574 Mount Pleasant Pool 2310 6 St. NW.......................................403-221-4288 Silver Springs Pool Silverridge Close & Silverridge Dr. NW ..................................................................403-288-2616 South Calgary Pool 3130 16 St. SW......................................403-221-3513 dlk_seniorsad_2014

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EXPERIENCE THE CANADIAN ROCKIES. WORTH THE WAIT! You’ve worked hard all your life. Now treat yourself to a relaxing visit to the beautiful mountains of Kananaskis with our Seniors’ Fall Festival, November 23 - 26, 2014. Enjoy some quiet time or take in some of the many activities we offer for your enjoyment like Aqua Aerobics, Yoga, Guided Hikes, Bingo, Live Entertainment and much, much more! Transportation, meals and activities are all included. For more information, please visit us at www.deltalodgeatkananaskis.com and start planning your escape to the Rockies!

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Recreation & Leisure Good Companions 50 Plus Club 2609-19 Ave. SW................................403-249-6991 Greater Forest Lawn Senior Citizens’ Society 3425-26 Ave. SE..................................403-272-4661 Website....................................................www.gfls.org Haysboro Seniors Resource Group 1204-89 Ave. SW................................403-253-1563 Heritage Seniors 703, Heritage Dr. SW Marg.........................................................403-281-6380 Roy...........................................................403-281-8608 Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association 1320-5 Ave. NW...................................403-283-0554 Kerby Centre for the 55-plus 1133 - 7 Ave. SW...................................403-265-0661 Website....................................www.kerbycentre.com Ogden House Seniors 2102-69 Ave. SE..................................403-279-2003 Email.........................................programs@50plus.org Website...................................www.ogden50plus.org Open Door Senior Fellowship of Calgary 1307-4 St. SW.......................................403-269-7900 Email...................................................... odsf@telus.net Parkdale Nifty Fifties Seniors Association 3512-5 Ave. NW....................................403-283-0620 Solo Seniors Friendship Club Elisabeth................................................403-474-8141 Therese...................................................403-992-9039 Calgary South West Seniors Club 11024 Braeside Dr. SW.......................403-256-6488 Renfrew 50+ Club 1318 Regal Crescent NE.....................403-276-4747 West Hillhurst Go-Getters (S.C.) Association 1940-6 Ave. NW..................................403-283-3720 Woodcreek Seniors Group 1991 Woodview Dr. SW Sheila......................................................403-251-1436 Charlotte................................................403-251-9498 Volunteering Opportunities Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area 5960 Centre St. SE.............................403-777-3535 Email.............................. info@volunteercalgary.ab.ca Website....................................www.bbbscalgary.com volunteer as a mentors for 1-2 hours weekly. Spruce Meadows 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW 403-974-4200 ..................www.sprucemeadows.com Volunteer Calgary 1170, 1202 Volunteer Way (Centre St. SE) ..................................................................403-265-5633 Email.............................. info@volunteercalgary.ab.ca Website.........................www.volunteercalgary.ab.ca 26

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How to acclimate pets to long car trips Calgary Senior News Staff Short jaunts in the car can be a special treat for pets who spend the majority of their time at home. Although car trips sometimes mean appointments at the vet, frequently such trips involve visits to family members or opportunities to romp and socialize in the park. Pets that may be perfectly fine on short trips may not be as amenable to longer excursions. Pet owners should have a thorough understanding of their pet’s traveling proclivities and prepare accordingly when the animal will be riding along on a vacation. Animals can experience motion sickness or stress from being in a moving vehicle, and this can result in vomiting or accidents in the car. Furthermore, anguished animals may attempt to jump into the front seat with the driver, which can cause distraction and/or lead to an accident. So it’s best for owners to acclimate their pets to traveling in a car before going on any especially long trips. Acclimate pets to the car in a series of steps. The first may be sitting inside a parked vehicle with your pet. Progress to short trips around the neighborhood, all the while paying attention to pets to see how they are responding to time in the car. Keep the temperature in the car cool and open the window to allow fresh air to

flow in. Do not let your pet hang his or her head out of the window, as debris can blow in the pet’s eyes or ears and pets may be tempted to jump out while the car is in motion. Owners can reward pets who survive long trips by choosing a final destination that pets will find fun. If you are always putting the cat or dog in the car to go to the vet or groomer, your pet may associate the car with bad experiences and never truly adapt to trips in the car. When traveling, pets must be properly secured in a vehicle to prevent injury to drivers, their passengers and even the pet itself. If a dog or cat finds comfort in a crate, use that to secure the animal during the ride. Pets should ride in the back seat where they will be most safe and less likely to distract drivers. Drivers should resist the urge to have small pets sit on their lap while driving. Should an accident happen, a deployed airbag can injure or kill a pet that’s sitting on a driver’s lap. Animals that are skittish or simply do not do well in the car should not be forced to make road trips. Veterinarians can prescribe medication to make car rides tolerable. Pet owners often enjoy taking pets on car rides or vacations. Not all companion animals are fans of riding in cars, and they may need some practice before they get used to life on the road.


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By Nicholas Spillios At first glance, the “All-Inclusive” package to the Mayan Riviera was somewhat out of our economic reach. However, upon encouragement from our daughter, husband and grandchildren and taking into account our harsh winter, it was hard to resist. Our package covered a stay of exactly one week not far from Cancun. Assuming that you have been to Mexico during off-season months (30 degrees Fahrenheit), comments on culture and customs will be bypassed in favour of reporting on our experience on the envied “All-Inclusive” and passing on our sage advice. “All-Inclusive” means just that. From the moment you land at your destination to your departure, you pay no additional charges outside of incidentals such as tours and specialty wines in restaurants on-site, as well as gratuities. We were met at the Cancun airport about 31 kilometers north of Playa Del Carmen by friendly representatives of the company we opted for - Sunwing Vacations. Transfers to our hotel were smooth and stress-free. There are a number of other travel packages available but for value, we chose this company. On our way to the hotel we passed several other resorts which appeared to be also centrally located and attractive. These included the Princess and the Hard Rock Hotels. Many resorts are spread over the Mayan Riviera. While our resort included five hotels, the case will be similar for other companies in the area. We learned that we would be staying at the Grand Palladium White Sand which conveniently had a private beach and actually had a white sands beach hence

its name. Shopping for the best bargain should begin early as one can take advantage of lower rates the further you book from your departure date. Prices rise during January and February, as well as during spring break. And when you shop, check on distance from the hotel to the beach front. Happily, at our hotel the distance was a short walk to the beach which confirmed our high expectations from some of the beautiful photo scenes found in the promotion flyers. Shuttle service was available between hotels and took less than fifteen minutes. We chose walking the narrow concrete trailways. Dining in the evening included fare at several restaurants in the four hotels ranged from Japanese, Chinese, and Brazilian to Mexican. Reservations were a must as dining space filled up quickly and could only be made by company representatives in the lobby, mostly on the day before you dined and early in the day. My wife Charlotte was in the lobby as early as 8:00 a.m. and sometimes found spaces had already filled. However, buffets for all meals were also available in various locations giving one a range of offerings with little hassle. Families found it more convenient to dine at the buffets where children could make their own choices. Activities which were interspersed throughout the resort included pools, beach, archery, Spanish lessons, mini-golf, snorkeling and aerobic fitness. These activities fitted well into our needs and schedule. With the limited time of a week planning your time-table schedule is important. Continued on Page 31

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Travel Public Transit Buses & C-Trains Calgary Transit Calgary Transit Customer Service Centre 224 - 7 Ave. SW (10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., weekdays only) Call Centre............................................403-262-1000 Lost & Found........................................403-268-1600 TTY..........................................................403-268-8087 Website.................................www.calgarytransit.com Coaches Greyhound Canada Toll Free............................................. 1-800-661-8747 TTY...................................................... 1-800-397-7870 Website......................................... www.greyhound.ca Nagel Tours...............................................403-717-9999 Toll Free............................................. 1-800-562-9999 Website......................................www.nageltours.com Red Arrow Motorcoach Fording Place, 101 - 205 9 Ave. SE Toll Free............................................. 1-800-232-1958 Website............................................www.redarrow.ca TRAXX Coachlines.............................. 1-877-872-9977 Website...................................www.traxxcoachlines.com

Transit for those with disabilities Access Calgary General Inquiries/Initiation of Service: ..................................................................403-537-7770 Automated Trip Booking/Cancellation: ..................................................................403-537-7777 Commendations/complaints:.......403-537-7997 TTY/TTD:..............................................403-537-7977 Email............................ AccessCalgaryInfo@calgary.ca Website.....................................www.accesscalgary.ca Continuing Care Transportation ..................................................................403-873-2224 Website............................................www.carecoach.ca Continuing Care Transportation provides complete chair-to-chair accompaniment and assistance for all medical travellers. Transit Education Get Up and Go Program Calgary Family Services...................403-269-9888 200, 1000 8 Ave. SW (Intake)........403-205-5244 Website..................................www.calgaryfamily.org

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Fairmont Seniors’ Rate Discover the wonder and beauty in your own backyard - the breathtaking Canadian Rockies. The Fairmont Banff Springs, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge offer special Seniors’ rates all year round. Come explore Canada’s exquisite National Parks!

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Advertising Index 11 Alberta Health Services Cancer Screening 14 Alberta Blue Cross 03 All Seniors Care 02 Big Brother and Sister 14 Boomers and Zoomers 02 By-Your-Side Probate Services 13 Canadian Denture & Implant Centres 22 Cash Casino 09 Coffin Law 02 Continuing Care Transportation 25 Delta Lodge at Kananaskis 29 Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge 19 Gienow Windows and Doors 17 Holiday Retirement Corp. 15 Home Care Rehabilitation 31 Island Lake Lodge 12 Just 4 U Family Services 32 Manor Village Life Centers 25 Meals on Wheels 12 Priority Care Call 28 Right At Home Canada 30 Safeway Pharmacy 09 Sandra Sebree Law 15 Shawnessy Denture Clinic 05 Silvera for Seniors 07 Summerland Seniors Village 25 Sundre Museum 22 Town of Innisfail 21 Ultimate Bath System

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HELP PROTECT YOURSELF If you have had chickenpox, you are at risk for SHINGLES. A vaccine is available and is recommended for people over the age of 50.

GOING PLACES?

The best way to avoid health problems overseas is to get your immunizations and medicines before you leave.

Immunizations available at our Pharmacy: Typhoid Fever, Hepatitis A & B, Meningitis, Pertussis, Tetanus, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio and Yellow Fever. Note that some vaccinations require two to six months to complete before entering the country where you will be traveling. Please visit one of the following Safeway pharmacies for your travel vaccination needs. Ask for our Certified Travel Health Pharmacist.

SADDLERIDGE (403) 293-1670 Calgary

THORNCLIFFE (403) 730-5080 Calgary

BONNIE DOON MILBOURNE MALL WINDERMERE (780) 469-9485 Edmonton

(780) 461-5152 Edmonton

(780) 436-4065 Edmonton

Talk to a healthcare professional, including your Safeway Pharmacist, about having your own Immunization Record reviewed to determine your individual needs. Vaccines may not be suitable for everyone and do not protect all individuals against development of disease. Some vaccines may require a prescription. Vaccines may not be available in all locations. Age restrictions may apply. Check with our pharmacist for further information.

Have a Correction? Tips or Suggestions to be included in our next guide? Toll Free: 1-866-425-3722 E-mail: senior@abr.greatwest.ca

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From Page 27 Colorful fauna and amphibian life had a great appeal for us. Lizards and flamingos were often seen roaming the grounds fully enjoying their freedom. Yes, “All-Inclusives” also proved to be a camera buff’s dream vacation. An activity which we enjoyed on a daily basis was walking within the lush greenery. Just lying on the beach reading that book that you never finished back home or sitting in a restaurant gazing at the fauna was a relaxing way to pass the time. We observed other seniors falling into this daily lethargic routine. Having settled on one’s planning on activities for the week, the more restless and adventurous among us may wish to take in some of the tours available from your company’s agent in the hotel. For the history minded seniors a visit to some of the outstanding pyramid sites dating back several centuries is strongly recommended. The sites include Chichen Itza in the vicinity of the city of Merida (the most outstanding of the sites but requiring an eight hour journey), Uxmal, and Telum (the closest in distance to the Mayan Riviera). The richest in culture and historic significance is Chichen Itza, the home of the Sun Gods but also with the amazing staircase reaching up into the sky. I recall climbing that staircase in my youth but no more. Still, it is fun to revisit these sites and reminisce. Seniors do this so well. We were advised to take these trips only if we were in good physical health due to the extensive walking involved. Heed this advice. Also remember that the sun can take its toll of your energies. A good sunscreen is a must - consult with your pharmacist before you go. Some precautions may be in order. Be forewarned that you should be on your guard concerning safety and safe keeping of your valuables. The resorts are gated communities and most provide personal safes so there should be no concern. Still, be on your guard. The second precaution relates to your health. The resort will provide you with bottled water on a daily basis. Use it. Look after your

“tummy”. Our daughter and husband succumbed to travellers’ diarrhea also known as “Montezuma’s Revenge” at the end of the stay, requiring us to entertain our grand-children on our last evening. Needless to say, the grandchildren had a great time. The grand-parents kept their enjoyment of nights out with the grandchildren to themselves. Truthfully, “AllInclusives” give the three generations an opportunity to get reacquainted in a relaxed and stress-free setting.

The return to Edmonton was pleasant with no problems encountered during departure. Leaving last minute shopping to the airport, we found an ideal economic gift for our neighbours - vanilla extract. “All-Inclusive” proved to be an outing which all grandparents and in fact all seniors should be aware. Depending on others for travel arrangements and accommodation facilities is a direction which age and slower mobility now takes us.

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