World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is today, June 15th across the globe. WEAAD is held every year on June 15th to bring greater recognition to the mistreatment of older adults and highlight the need for action.

In 2015, it was reported that Alberta is home to approximately 500,000 people over the age of 65. This is one of the fastest growing population groups in Canada. It is estimated that Alberta’s senior population will be almost one million by 2032.

What is elder abuse? It is the action or inac

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Happy Seniors Week! We are halfway through our activities but still a couple of great days ahead. We have a Trochu pancake breakfast, musical presentation at the Golden Hills Lodge, a World War I and II presentation at Three Hills Library, tournament at the Three Hills Community Drop In Centre and a bus trip to Olds and Sundre. Please check last week’s Capital (June 1st edition) for our schedule or call our office at 403-443-2555 for more information!

Please take time this week to acknowledge se

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Our office is busy with preparations for Seniors Week, June 6-12. Please check today’s Capital for a complete listing of events in our calendar. We are very fortunate to have Mackenzie Andrews, of Three Hills, joining us with our program this summer. Mackenzie has recently completed her first year of Nursing at RDC and will return to her studies this fall. We are grateful for the assistance of a Canada Summer Job Grant to help us add Mackenzie to our staff for the next few months.

I had someone

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We often forget that the transition to a seniors living community can affect younger family members as well. Throughout a senior’s transition period, their grandchildren may experience a range of emotions, including depression or stress. Children who live with or were raised by their grandparents may also experience separation anxiety.

Parents have an important role in facilitating the conversations that can help in a way that the children can understand. Children may not recognize the technical

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