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Education Opportunities in the Seniors Housing Industry

  • Training for Site Managers and Activity Coordinators

Registration is now open for courses for the 2017/2018 academic year, in the ASCHA/RDC Certificate Programs for Site Managers and Activity Coordinators. We have a wide range of courses with engaging content for students! All courses are held online. Please visit http://www.ascha.com/education_certificate.php for details.


*ASCHA members receive 25% off course tuition. Please contact ascha@ascha.com for details.


A Message From Your ASCHA Energy Department - Distribution and Transmission Cost Review Service

  • Are their opportunities for cost savings hiding in your energy bill? 8760 offers a cost review service for ASCHA Members

To help ASCHA members manage their energy distribution and transmission (D&T) costs appropriately, our trusted energy management partner, 8760, will provide a D&T cost review service upon request. Based on initial work that has been completed with some of our members, the potential cost savings could be significant.

Find out more by visiting our ASCHA Energy Program page under Member Services.


ASCHA Membership Satisfaction Report

  • The results are in!

Thank you to all our members who participated in the survey. 

We had good participation in this survey, which presents an excellent cross-section of our membership.  Highlights from the report include unanimous support for ASCHA’s Noble Cause, Mission and Vision, as well as strong alignment with our strategic direction and priorities.  We are glad that so many of our members are moving in the same direction, with one voice, and find a great deal of value in being an ASCHA member.  

The full report can be accessed in our Publications section, or by clicking here.


Lend Your Voice to Common Language and Understandings

  • Take this 10-15 minute survey to share your thoughts on the terms used by the seniors housing industry

ASCHA's Common Terminology Public Survey aims to assess how terms used within the seniors' housing industry are understood by Albertans.    

Our hope is to collect feedback from at least 1000 respondents.  The feedback will be used to prepare a report that will be made available to our members and stakeholders, as well as the industry as a whole. 

The information collected will help shape a new way of talking about seniors housing - we hope you will take part! 




The Charlie & Hazel Story

  • The characters in our public awareness campaign tackle various seniors housing related issues every week - follow their story!

Public awareness of the realities experienced by seniors searching for, living in, and transitioning through seniors housing is significantly lacking.  Navigating the systems can be confusing, frustrating and even scary because of terminology, negative media images and social constructs around aging and seniors communities.

Charlie and Hazel, two fictional characters not unlike many Albertan seniors, are here to share their experiences with us.  Like our Facebook Page and follow their story, offering your own ideas and solutions to move the plot forward.  

We also have launched a blog, so that readers can access the story in its entirety.  If you are new to the story, visit our blog and scroll down to the list of archived issues at the bottom of the home page.  The first issue was published in April, 2016.

Every Friday, ASCHA will be sharing a bit of the story, and as Charlie and Hazel encounter various options and challenges, you can weigh-in on how they should proceed - either on Facebook or Wordpress.

Together, we can all learn a bit more about seniors housing experiences and develop well-informed opinions of the various options available, so we can plan our own journeys or those of our loved ones. 

Be sure to share the story in your own communities and with friends!


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Highlights of Issue 29 :
Jul 17, 2017

  • Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy Briefing Materials
  • HQCA Designated Supportive Living Resident and Family Experience Survey Results
  • WORKSHOP: Achieving and Maintaining CARF Accreditation in Aging Services