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    WELCOME TO PARKDALE NIFTY FIFTIES SENIORS ASSOCIATION

     

    We provide a place where Calgary seniors 50+ can come together to enjoy social events, workshops, art classes, bridge and other activities that match their unique needs and social interests. We recognize that seniors strengthen the community and offer a place to enhance their physical, social and emotional well-being. 

    We are open but limited due to Covid–19.  Contact us for more info.

    Resources:

    Gentle Fitness Classes by Certified fitness instructor Sharon Lamb are available on her Youtube channel

    Kerby Centre is reallocating staff and expanding our Grocery Delivery Program to meet the needs of Calgary’s seniors, the age group most at risk during this pandemic.

    If you are a senior who cannot leave your home for groceries or medications, please contact their Grocery Delivery Program at (403) 234-6571. They are opening the program to any senior regardless of income, including those in self-isolation.

    Cyber Seniors an organization that will get you connected with technology!!

    Outreach Programs Still Operating

    • Grocery Delivery Program (Thrive) is expanding to serve more seniors (403) 234-6571
    • Seniors Information Resources by phone (403) 705-3246
    • Volunteer Department 403-705-3177
    • Elder Abuse Resource Line (403) 705-3250
    • Kerby Rotary Shelter for older adults fleeing elder abuse

    March 26 – Due to concerns about social distancing, Kerby Centre’s free tax filing service is suspended until further notice.

    Extended Family Volunteer Group

    Extended Family is offering free grocery pick up and delivery. www.extendedfamilyca.org calgaryextendedfamily@gmail.com (403) 277-0104

    Free Grocery Service by University of Calgary Students: http://www.yycgrocerydelivery.com/

    Bag Half Full Free Grocery Delivery Service

    Bag half Full is a grocery delivery service started by Uof A medical students that has expanded into several other cities and will carry on after the pandemic.  They cater to individuals/families who are sick, self-isolating and/or immunocompromised, as well as individuals who are elderly or have disabilities that limit their access to grocery services. We want to emphasize that this program will continue to run after the pandemic to improve access and safety for seniors; undergoing cancer treatment, transplants and dialysis, etc., as well as those reliant on public transit (especially during our cold winter months)
    Services: 1. Pick-up and delivery of online grocery orders 
    2. Grocery shopping and delivery 
    3. Prescription pick-up and delivery 
    There is no delivery or service fee, individuals can pay for their groceries online in advance OR they can use e-transfer, cash or cheque to pay the amount on the final receipt to the volunteer that paid for and picked up the order themselves.
    Orders can be placed several ways including:
    1. Using the following google form: https://forms.gle/inDDf7Sr2iKze8W48 
    2. Via our website (connects you to the form above): https://www.baghalffull.com/calgary 
    3. By emailing baghalffullyyc@gmail.com 
    4. By phone at 587-982-3804
    All their volunteers are recruited from health care professional programs in Alberta, including UofC, UofA, MRU and SAIT. Most of their volunteers are students and ALL are required to have background checks.
    
    If you would like more information about the initiative you can visit their Facebook page (@baghalffull), Instagram (baghalffull) or visit our website
    (https://www.baghalffull.com).

    Pharmacy at Your Door

    Medications Delivered to your door and telephone Pharmacist consultations. https://pharmacyatyourdoor.ca/

    Earls Groceries:

    https://earls.ca/news/earls-grocery

    Calgary Co-op:

    Effective Monday March 23,we will devote 8:00 am to 9:00 am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday especially to seniors and people living with disabilities, so that they have an opportunity to shop in a freshly sanitized, fully stocked store. We will not shut our doors to others during these time frames, however we ask all other community members to please shop outside of those hours if at all possible, so that those most in need of support are able to fulfill their needs. Furthermore, our Pharmacies will open an hour earlier to support this.

    Sobeys:

    Is introducing a “Golden Shopping Hour” for seniors.  It is on a store by store basis so you will need to call the store nearest you to see if they are offering it.

    Calgary Seniors Resource Society:

    Offers a full suite of supports to seniors from grocery drop offs and pet supply deliveries. Espescially for those with a limited social network.

    www.calgaryseniors.org/seniors-social-supports

    Parkdale Community Association

    If you require assistance with errands or groceries and live in or around Parkdale, the Parkdale Community Association is offering to do that for you.  contact communications@parkdalecommunity.com

    Lina’s Italian Market

    • First shopping hour is for seniors only, 8 AM-9 AM.
    • 10% shopping discount for seniors.
    • Free delivery to seniors and senior homes.

    www.linasmarket.com

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    3512 5th Ave NW | Calgary, AB | 403-283-0620

     

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