Experts, caregivers and service providers from across our region have set out a vision for palliative care improvements, but there is a funding gap to making this vision a reality. This is where the OutCare Foundation can and does help. The Campaign for Comfort responds to the critical needs in our community by providing equipment funding that would otherwise not be available. Whether it's for new beds or ceiling-mounted lifts for patients, sleep chairs for family members, or wheelchairs and transfer benches for loan programs, donations to this campaign make a big difference and they are needed. Our community-based palliative care organizations are terribly underfunded. They raise funds just to be able to operate their programs, which makes it very challenging to replace or buy new equipment. This is why addressing this important gap is one of our priorities
With seniors making up the fastest growing age group in our society, the need for more palliative care is becoming urgent. If we are having difficulty keeping up with the current demand for palliative care now, which we are, imagine how much more challenging this will be as our population ages. The OutCare Foundation's Campaign for Comfort responds to these critical needs and will provide comfort and care to those approaching end-of-life.
Tea & Conversation (T&C) is a weekly outreach program that ensures that even the most vulnerable seniors in the community are not isolated and alone.
As Calgary's aging population increases, so do the number of isolated seniors. Research shows that severe and prolonged social isolation leads to alarming increases in loneliness, depression, chronic health issues and emergency room visits.
Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre's Tea & Conversation program proactively combats these issues through a weekly event which promotes social interaction through dance, music, and stimulating conversation in a supportive environment. An average of 500 participants a month build and nourish vital friendships, and access supportive social services. For many, it is their only opportunity to get out and socialize during the week. T&C is made possible through the generosity of donors and sponsors
by Arbutus Shaughnessy Kerrisdale Friendship Society
To Be A Leader In Providing Community-Integrated Services For Older Adults.
ASK provides 6225 spots per year for older adults to attend the Adult Day Program.
The Individual & the Community, Accountability, Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Caring, Dreaming Dreams, & Having Fun!
Having fun is one of our basic values. We find ways to have fun and laugh each day. Fun adds interest to life and gives us a feeling of well-being.
We offer the following fitness programs on a regular basis.
Poor nutrition affects health status. We offer:
A full balanced meal at noon
Take home meals
Graduated meal sizes
We offer assistance with personal care.
We monitor health and report changes to each participant's health care team.
We also keep a current record of each participant's weight and we monitor blood pressure for those at risk.
We are alert to issues that affect mental health. Staff members are trained to listen and give appropriate support.
Therapeutic programs for those who are coping with dementia
All of these services are provided in a friendly home-like environment where individual needs and interests are honoured and respected.
The program is designed for people who have a chronic health problem or who have difficulty meeting their own social needs.
We arrange suitable door-to-door transportation to and from the Centre and offer many interesting community outings.
The Centre is open five days a week, Monday through Friday,
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
A. S. K. is one of the many Adult Day Centre programs available in the Lower Mainland and throughout the province.
We work hard to make our programs reflect the interests and needs of our participants.
We conduct an annual program review to invite participant and caregiver feedback.
Our therapeutic programs are always growing and changing to reflect the changing needs of our participants.
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