Events and News in Your Community
Calgary 2012 Peer Events
Peer event information is posted as it becomes available on the CPA (Alberta) website at www.cpa-ab.org or click here for more information. Peer Event updates can also be found on the CPA (Alberta) Facebook page. For more information, contact Marilyn Erho at 403-228-7434.
Restaurant Group Dates Set!
A notice to all who are interested in getting out and about while enjoying some great food; please keep the following dates and times open:
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 6:00pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 6:00pm to 8:45pm
Please note that the locations will be announced soon!
We are looking for individuals who would like to come out and be a host at one of these groups and assist in leading and mentoring others. Let Marilyn Erho know if you are interested.We also need individuals who will come out and join in the groups.
Discovering the Power in Me Calgary
At any stage in your journey of recovery, hope, belief in self and resiliency are essential. To know more about this course, check out the video below!
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If you would like to attend this unique event please call Marilyn Erho. The date, time and location will be coming out the beginning of January.
Other Events of Interest
Theatre Calgary - The Kite Runner
Date: Thursday, Feb 14
Time: 10:30 am - 1:30pm
Tickets: $20.00 total - 1 wheelchair and 1 companion
Tickets are based on availability.
Edmonton 2012 Peer Events
Peer event information is posted as it becomes available on the CPA (Alberta) website at www.cpa-ab.org by clicking here and on the CPA (Alberta) Facebook page.
Discovering the Power in Me
Discovering the Power in Me is a powerful program about discovering the resiliency we all have within. You will have the opportunity to take part in a powerful, shared experience, where you learn to reflect on past attitudes and behaviors and then retrain positive visualization of goals.
For dates and further information, click here.
Meet and Greets take place on the first Wednesday of every month.
For more information, contact Brian McPherson at 780-424-6312, ext. 2241.
Caregivers Navigator Training - Support Caregivers in Your Practice
A one day workshop that trains health professionals, service providers and community agency staff to better support caregivers by showing them how to identify caregivers early in their journey, support caregivers to adopt self care practices and facilitate caregivers' access to resources and referrals. For more information or to register click here.
RAPS (Residential Aide Placement Service) has Moved:
They are now located at #110, 17420 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB, T5S 1K6, Phone: 780-425-5450, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mammograms are recommended every year after the age of 40 and every 2 years after the age of 50. It is sometimes difficult however for women with disabilities who use wheelchairs to access this equipment. Mobile units in remote sites are not low enough to be able to do the mammogram while sitting in a wheelchair, therefore individuals need to go to Edmonton or another fixed site for a mammogram. Screen Test is part of an Alberta program for early detection of breast cancer. Mammograms for individuals in wheelchairs can be done at the Kingsway Garden Mall site in Edmonton if you can sit up and if someone can lift your arms for you. A doctors referral is not required. When booking your appointment, let the booking clerk know you are in a wheelchair so that they can book two technicians for the test. You will need to provide your Alberta Health Care number and the date and location of your last mammogram if it was done in the past 5 years. You will also be required to fill in a form which will take about 10 minutes prior to the test and the test itself will take 10-15 minutes.
Alberta Health Services Breast Cancer Screening Program (Screen Test): 311 Kingsway Garden Mall, 109 Street and Kingsway Garden Avenue, 780-643-4678. Hours of operation: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.
International Day of Persons With Disabilities Celebration
Take a look at some photos of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebration held at the Edmonton Expo Centre on Monday, December 3, 2012. Over 300 people attended the annual event. Click here to check them out!
Adapted Adventures Program
The CPA (Alberta) Adapted Adventures Program offers opportunities to participate in recreational activities, such as rock climbing, paddling, hand cycling, scuba diving, trail running with the TrailRider, fishing and cross country skiing. Also look for yoga coming in early 2013! Adapted Adventures also has weekend trips featuring a variety of activities.We provide quality instruction, adapted equipment and affordable programs to minimize barriers of participation. Subsidies available if necessary. All abilities welcome, as well as family and friends.
Click here for program brochure. To view the Winter Adapted Adventures newsletter, click here. To find out more about this exciting program, please click here. For more information please contact us at email@example.com or 780-424-6312.
Four Brand New Wheelchair Accessible Condo Units Available
Click here for more information about these units located at Windsor Park in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
Health Council of Canada Highlights CPA (Alberta) Practices
A report by the Health Council of Canada: Empathy,dignity and respect, creating cultural safety for Aboriginal people in urban health care. It also includes some information about CPA (Alberta)'s practices that have made its program more specific to the Aboriginal population. To view the report click here