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Programs and Initiatives

Programs and Initiatives profiled on Healthy Aging CORE provide examples of the important work being done by local, provincial, and national organizations and the value of these programs and initiatives in promoting health and well-being and fostering resilience for older adults seniors.

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Village Improv for Alzheimer's

Program Description: Village Improv for Alzheimer’s (VIA) offers an innovative approach to person-centred dementia care. They use improvised theatre and storytelling to create meaningful activity fo

Seniors Social Supports - Calgary Seniors' Resource Society

Organization Description: Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a depth of support that creates meaningful and effective change in seniors’ ov

Canada HomeShare

Canada HomeShare™ is an intergenerational housing solution. They work to match older adult home providers with students to create mutually beneficial living solutions. Their work aims to support ag

Senior Centre Without Walls (SCWW)

Description: Senior Centre Without Walls (SCWW) offers a unique opportunity for Manitobans, 55 years of age and older, to join educational and recreational programs from the comfort of their own home

Redefining Retirement

Organization Description: The Redefining Retirement program is facilitated by a partnership of two Nova Scotia organizations: The Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre, is a university-based non-profit o

Carma House - Wellspring

Wellspring Calgary is a charitable organization with a vision to ensure no one has to face cancer alone. Founded in 2007, Wellspring Calgary is a warm and welcoming community that offers programs and

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)

Description: The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) is a not-for-profit charitable organization created in 2005 from the Networks of Centres of Excellence New Initiatives grant. W


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