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Unison Documentary Now on YouTube

Belonging: Aging & the Unison Community

We could say so much about the heart-warming documentary about our Unison community, but let’s let director Rob Kelly, of Kelly Brothers productions, tell you about it in his own words: 

“It doesn’t matter what age you are; we all need each other. Whenever you go through a transition, you need supports around you.” 

“We can’t survive by ourselves. Community is how we’re wired.” 

What’s Coming Up

Events and Campaign Spotlights

FREE Tax Clinic for (Low-Income) Seniors at Unison at Strathcona Centre

  • When: February 29th – April 30, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
  • Where: Strathcona Centre

Appointment booking start Thursday, February 22nd - Call 403-529-8364

Tax season is just around the corner and it’s better safe than sorry when it comes to this type of paperwork. Luckily, Unison is offering a FREE Tax clinic for seniors at Medicine Hat).

Click here to see more details

 

Southeast Alberta Home & Garden Leisure Tradeshow

  • When: Friday, March 1st |12pm - 8pm, March 2nd | 10am - 6pm, March 3rd | 11am - 4pm
  • Where: Cypress Centre, Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede - 2055 21 Avenue Southeast Medicine Hat, AB T1B 1A1

Unison will be at booth #393

Each year the Chamber invests time and resources into creating a quality trade show for our community, and we are proud to host not only the longest-running, but the largest trade show in Medicine Hat. With thousands of consumers visiting the shows over the course of three days these trade shows give an incredible opportunity to gain exposure for your business, demonstrate and sell products, and showcase your services.

Click here to get your tickets!

 

March for Meals

  • When: March 1st - March 31st

March for Meals is a month-long initiative dedicated to supporting our Meals on Wheels (MOW) program. It's a lifeline for many seniors: those who need help due to physical disabilities and cognitive impairments, folks recovering from illnesses or surgeries, and seniors requiring special dietary planning and assistance. 

By participating in our March for Meals Campaign, you're supporting a program that addresses not only nutritional needs but also the social and emotional well-being of real people in your community. The program helps reduce social isolation, fosters a sense of community, and acts as a wellness check, ensuring that vulnerable Hatters receive the care and attention they deserve.  

Click here to learn more

Activities, Classes and Presentations Spotlights

Life Long Learning: Financial Stressors

  • When: Wednesday, February 28th | 10am - 12pm
  • Where: Veiner Centre

Money – it is an important part of life. We need it to live, and we want it to enjoy various aspects of life.

Money can mean a lot of things to a lot of people – security, fun, adventure, travel, etc. When there are strains and stressors on money, this impacts us emotionally as well.

Come, share, and find out some ways to work with these stressors and with the emotions that go with them

 Click here to register

 

Talk to a Counsellor

  • When: Thursdays | February 29th - December 12th | 10am - 12pm
  • Where: Veiner Centre - Back Room

Mental health is just as important as physical health, have a chat with Ben to do a mental health check in or to help gain perspective on a ongoing problem.

Please visit the Veiner Centre reception desk to register, or call 403-529-8307 or click here to register

 

Community Conversation on Home Care Alternatives

  • When: Thursday, February 29th | 6pm - 8pm, Tuesday, March 19th | 9am - 11am
  • Where: Veiner Centre - Boardroom

Have you volunteered or served on any boards or committees? Are you interested in brainstorming new ways of organizing and delivering home care in Medicine Hat? 

Join us for a small group discussion about home care. Open to care receivers, family and friend caregivers, front-line care workers, and professionals. 

These engagements will encourage open, respectful dialogue to build bridges and relationships. Watch this 3 minute video for more information. 

Please call Safira at 403-581-7979 or email [email protected] to find out more about registering. Safira Lachapelle is a graduate student at the University of Alberta studying Community Engagement.

 

Men's Shed

  • When: Monday, March 4th, 2024 - January 20th, 2025 | 11am - 12pm
  • Where: Veiner Centre - Boardroom

Men's Sheds Canada is a volunteer-based organization, run by men for men, which facilitates and enables older men to gather, socialize and make new relationships while working on individual projects or group projects, shoulder to shoulder.

The goal of Men's Sheds is to improve emotional well-being, combat isolation, anxiety, loneliness and depression within men, particularly older men.

In other words, we get the guys together to tinker, tell stories and hang out for good fun!

Click here to register

 

Wellness Wednesday Movie Matinee: "Chocolat" 

  • When: Wednesday, March 6th | 2pm - 4pm
  • Where: Veiner Centre -Craft Room

A French woman and her young daughter open up a chocolate shop in a small remote village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Come to the Veiner Centre for a FREE movie and FREE popcorn!

Members and Non-Members Welcomed

 

Online Spotlights

Credit that works for you. - Online Workshop

  • Friday, March 15th | 10am - 12pm
  • FREE

Learn about the different types of credit products and how to you use them wisely. Discover ways to pay down your debt and where you can turn to for help.

You can register online here or by contacting Active Aging at 403-705-3233 or by emailing [email protected]

 

What to do if you HAVE hearing aids but it’s NOT enough. - Online Presentation

  • Thursday, March 14th | 10am - 11:30am
  • FREE

Join us for an insightful presentation by Dr. Carrie Scarff, expert at locally owned and independent hearing clinic ‘Audiology Innovations’. With a PhD in auditory neuroscience, Dr. Scarff brings extensive knowledge to the table. Dr. Scarff will discuss important information about specific communication SKILLS and specialized DEVICES that can assist you or your loved ones when hearing aids are NOT enough to help you hear what you want to hear. Sometimes HEARING AIDS are only the first step to the hearing help you may need and she will EXPLAIN what else can help. Join us to learn more.

Click here to register

 

Government Sponsored Alberta Blue Cross @65: How does it work and what does it cover?  - Online Presentation 

  • Tuesday, March 19th | 1pm - 2pm
  • FREE

The Government of Alberta provides seniors with premium-free coverage for prescriptions drugs and other health-related services not covered under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP). Join our guests Caitlane and Candice, from Alberta Blue Cross, as they walk us through what that means, what you need to do, and what it covers.  

Click here to register

 

Members: Muscle Strength & Core Balance - Online Class

  • Wenesdays | February 28th - March 27th | 1pm - 2pm

Strong core balance is necessary for good posture, balance, mobility and safety around the house. Various equipment will be used to train muscles associated with activities for daily living.

Click here to register

 

NEW! Ballet Barre - Online Class

  • Fridays | April 5th - June 7th | 10am - 11am

Join our instructor from the H/W School of Ballet, Ana Carolina Leimann, in our new online barre class. Never taken ballet anything before? Not a problem, be adventurous and try something new. Taken ballet in the past? Welcome home! With all of our online classes, we ask you to do what you are comfortable doing and follow along at your own pace.  

Click here to register (Spring Semester Registration for Members Opens March 4th)

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What’s Been Happening at Veiner

Mardi Gras Dance 

Our Mardi Gras Dance was an absolute blast! 🎭💃 Thank you to everyone who joined us for a night filled with music, masks, and magical moments. Special thanks to the Volunteer Events Committee for putting this all together!

Thank you Spec Savers

 We are thrilled to share that SpecSavers has generously stepped up to support our Transportation Service!

Thanks to SpecSavers' incredible contribution, we can continue providing essential transportation services to seniors who rely on them for access vital supports in our community.

A HUGE thank you to SpecSavers for their commitment to making a positive impact in our community. Together, we are truly making a difference in the lives of senior Hatters!

Random Acts of Kindness Week

During Random Acts of Kindness Week, our staff offered FREE Hot Chocolate Kits to our members to help them keep cozy during these cold winter days!  

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