What's New?

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The Learning Centre for Senior Living is Upgrading

  • There will be no access to the Learning Centre from July 27 - 31

The provider of The Learning Centre for Senior Living is upgrading the system to make it more user friendly, expand reporting capabilities, and simplify administrative processes. In order to accommodate these changes, there will be no access to The Learning Centre from Jul 27-31. The updated system will be available on Aug 1.  For more info.


Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy Engagement

  • Consultation begins on a provincial affordable housing plan

ASCHA's top advocacy priority has been a provincial housing plan for Alberta.  Our members have been out in their communities speaking to leaders and officials, advocating for a strategy, and working with partners such as the Alberta Network of Provincial Housing Agencies (ANPHA) and the Alberta Public Housing Administrators' Association (APHAA) to move this plan forward.

On June 3, the Government of Alberta announced that it will be starting engagement on a Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy.  The details of the plan can be found here on the Alberta Seniors and Housing website.

We enthusiastically encourage everyone to participate in the Government's online survey.  Make sure your ideas and concerns are heard to better inform a Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy to benefit seniors and residents across Alberta!


Information for Fort McMurray Evacuees

  • Displaced Resident?  Landlord?  Need Support?  Here are some resources that can help

Important Questions and Answers for Residents of WMHDC
Important questions and answers for residents of Wood Buffalo Housing and Development Corporation (WBHDC)http://www.wbhadc.ca/faq/

Centralized Housing Registry
A List of available temporary housing for Fort McMurray evacuees!
On behalf of provincial industry partners including Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC), the Alberta Residential Landlord Association, the City of Edmonton, and Yardi Canada Ltd., we are pleased to share a bulletin announcing a Centralized Housing Registry developed to assist Albertans affected by the Fort McMurray wildfires.

Resources for Fort McMurray Renters and Landlords
Service Alberta and the Centre For Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) have prepared information sheets for landlords and tenants who are affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray, and elsewhere.
After the Fire PDF

After the Fire- Landlord & Tenant Tips


Meet Charlie and Hazel!

  • A New Public Awareness Campaign on Facebook!

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 are here to share their experiences with us.  Join our Facebook Page where you can learn more about these characters and participate in their weekly antics and stories.  Each week, ASCHA will be sharing a bit of their story, and as Charlie and Hazel encounter various options and decisions to make, you can weigh-in on how they should proceed by liking, sharing or commenting on each post.

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.


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Highlights of Issue 29 :
Jul 18, 2016

  • A Major Upgrade Is Coming To The Learning Centre August 1, 2016
  • Heartfelt Congratulations to all New ASCHA/RDC Certificate Program Graduates
  • All Seniors Care Ground Breaking Ceremony