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Heart and Stroke Awareness Month

Heart and Stroke Awareness Month

February is Heart and Stroke Awareness Month! We want to spread awareness this month, and remind ourselves to take care of our hearts and heads. Read our latest article that gives tips on how to keep your heart healthy.

Featured Partner of the Month: Alzheimer's Society of Calgary

Featured Partner of the Month: Alzheimer's Society of Calgary

This month we would like to feature the Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary, as our partner of the month!

The Alzheimer's Society of Calgary is a non-profit organization that supports and empowers families affected by the Alzheimer’s or Dementia disease.

Alberta Health Services Defines Abuse in Care and Abuse in the Workplace

Alberta Health Services Defines Abuse in Care and Abuse in the Workplace

There are certain protocols in place on the rare occasion we experience abuse within care. Alberta has created the Protection for Persons in Care Act and Policies for abuse in the workplace.

Featured Partner of the Month: Banbury Crossroads School

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This month we want to feature Banbury Crossroads School. Banbury is a private school located in the Currie Barracks in Calgary. The school offers a self-paced education from grades K-12 and offers a truly kind and nurturing environment.

Some of our clients at the Aspen House have the opportunity to attend kindergarten and grade 1 class from time to time. Here they can read to the children, interact with them, and assist them with lessons, arts, and crafts. For our clients, they benefit greatly from this opportunity. Overall, this interaction improves their life satisfaction, enhances their self-esteem, and increases their feelings of continued usefulness and connectedness in the community. We cannot stress how important it is for our clients to be a part of the community.

Banbury Crossroads School’s mission is to treasure children as respected individuals and meet their diverse needs within a safe, familial setting. They are passionately committed to incorporating innovative educational methods that foster intrinsic motivation, learning to mastery, self-responsibility and social competence. Their mission falls in line with ours at Aspen Care. Therefore, we are so grateful to them for allowing us to join in on classes and participate in their lessons.

Overall, Aspen Care is so grateful to our community partners for contributing to our mission and providing us with resources to help our clients with enhancing their quality of life.

 

Featured Partner of the Month: The Calgary Public Library

Featured Partner of the Month: The Calgary Public Library

This month we feature The Calgary Public Library. With the recent opening of the new library downtown Calgary, we want to acknowledge the tremendous service they provide for our city! 

Featured Partner of the Month: Calgary Pilates

Featured Partner of the Month: Calgary Pilates

Every month we are dedicating a blog post to one of our community partners. This month, we introduce Calgary Pilates, one of Calgary’s largest Pilates studios!

The Thanksgiving Investor's Group Annual Alzheimer's Walk & Run

The Thanksgiving Investor's Group Annual Alzheimer's Walk & Run

As Thanksgiving approaches, we need to give ‘thanks’ to those who matter most and help those in need. At Aspen Care, we want to remember our clients and loved ones by participating in the Investor’s Group annual Alzheimer’s Walk & Run. To learn more about the annual Walk & Run, read our blog post and support the cause with us on Thanksgiving Sunday.