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ASCHA Weekly Rollout
Highlights of this Issue:

  • Rural Health Services Review Report.
  • Health Care Aide Advisory Committee
  • ACCA/ASCHA/SHSA Joint Association Meeting

Issue:  #12,   3/23/2015

ASCHA/RDC Certificate Programs
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Aging Processes

March 18 – April 29, 2015

Management Principles

April 21 - May 26, 2015

To Register

All ASCHA Members receive 25% off their tuition fee. Contact us at ascha@ascha.com to get your coupon prior to registering.

For more Information.
Site Manager Certificate Program Outline
and
Activity Coordinator Certificate Program Outline.

 

 

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“PERSON-CENTRED HOUSING” is the philosophy of honouring the individual’s needs, desires and choices to maintain and enjoy a wholesome, vibrant lifestyle.

 


2015 ASCHA Convention & Tradeshow

ASCHA celebrates its Golden Anniversary in 2015, and we are looking forward to celebrating with everyone who has made this association “50 Years Strong.”  Please visit our Event Page for delegate, exhibitor and sponsor information and forms, or register online:
Delegate Website
Delegate Registration
Exhibitor Website
Exhibitor Registration
Sponsorship Information


HOTEL INFORMATION
We have room block bookings at the following downtown Edmonton hotels – all of which are located within walking distance from the Shaw Conference Centre.
PLEASE NOTE:  Room availability at the guaranteed rates is limited.  We strongly encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.

The Westin Edmonton   
10135 100th Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7
1.800.228.3000  (Ask for “ASCHA Convention Rate”)

Traditional (Single or Double Occupancy) - $194 (reg. 249) 
Deluxe (Single or Double Occupancy) - $229 (reg. 284)
Triple and Quad occupancies are also available at a reduced rate – please inquire

Chateau Lacombe   
10111 Bellamy Hill NW 
Edmonton, AB, T5J1N7
1.780.428.6611 x 6  (Ask for “ASCHA Room Block”)

Standard King *(Single or Double Occupancy)  - $129 (reg. $175)
Standard Double* (Single or Double Occupancy) - $129 (reg. $175)
Concierge King * (Single or Double Occupancy) - $169 (reg. $210)
*Triple and Quad occupancies are are also available at a reduced rate – please inquire


2014 Edition Rental and Service Rates Report NOW AVAILABLE!
2014 Edition Rental and Service Rates Report NOW AVAILABLE!

The 2014 Edition Alberta Seniors Housing Rental & Service Rate Report is available now for purchase!  This report was made possible by many seniors housing providers who participated in the survey to ensure that an excellent cross-section of information was represented in report.  If you would like to receive either an electronic or hard copy of this report, please send us the completed order form, and we will provide it to you. Here is a sneak peek at the Executive Summary of this valuable decision-making tool. 


2014-2017 Strategic Direction and Plan

After a great deal of member consultation, ASCHA has developed its 2014-2017 Strategic Direction and Plan.  These documents will direct the association’s work over the next three years, and outline three major priorities: 1)  Collaborative Government & Industry Approach; 2) Member Sustainability; and 3) Forward-Thinking Governance Structure.  The Strategic Plan outlines the short and long term strategies to help ASCHA attain the objectives of its new direction.  As always, ASCHA remains flexible and responsive to changes in our industry and understands that priorities may shift in response.
Strategic Direction
Strategic Plan


Housing Common Terminology

In an effort to increase understanding of the industry, the Alberta Senior Citizens’ Housing Association (ASCHA) has developed a Common Terminology document that outlines the mainstream housing types within the seniors’ housing industry.  ASCHA’s goal has always been to ensure effective communication between the residents and their families, our members, the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, the public and all other stakeholders involved in seniors’ Housing in Alberta.  We are confident that by implementing the use of Common Terminology, we will arrive at a greater understanding regarding the different elements of the Continuing Care System and we will all be able to speak clearly to the public and each other with one voice.

 


A New Approach to Property Taxes in Seniors Housing and Continuing Care

The Seniors Housing Society of Alberta (SHSA) and the Alberta Senior Citizens Housing Association (ASCHA) have released a summary document outlining a new approach to the taxation of seniors housing and continuing care sites for consideration during the MGA Review process. A full version of the report is available upon request by emailing ascha@ascha.com


Membership New/Emerging Issues Submission Form

ASCHA’s advocacy efforts need to be flexible and fast moving in order to address new and/or emerging member issues in a timely manner. Members have requested a process to formally raise issues that have not been identified priorities by the membership but that could have an impact on the industry in the future. This process will allow members to formally raise new and/or emerging issues and their recommendations to ASCHA.

To submit your New/Emerging issues use ASCHA’s new form click here


Free webinars on housing management bodies and seniors’ housing

WEBINAR RECORDING:

March 4 - Overview of Alberta Housing Act and Housing Management Bodies

This is your access the recording of the March 4, 2014 – Overview of the Alberta Housing Act and Housing Management Bodies with Mike Leathwood ADM, Municipal Affairs, Housing Division discussing the provincial perspective and Bill Martens, Alberta Urban and Municipal Affairs (AUMA) discussing the municipal perspective. The objectives of this webinar was to provide insight into the critical function of housing management bodies, how housing is provided to Albertans, board roles and responsibilities and the obligations of the board and municipalities under the Alberta Housing Act and Regulations. An update on the lodge review was also provided.

April 16 -AUMA Webinar 2

Overview of the Seniors Housing Industry


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