Age-Friendly Lendrum


Contact our Age-Friendly Lendrum Coordinator with your suggestions or concerns.
Lisa Vaughn, at 780-918-6678 or email seniors@lendrum.org

Please also check the 2020 issues of the Lendrum Living Newsletter for further information.




"You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing."
George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950


We all know that Lendrum is a great place to live. For many Lendrum residents, it is the place they want to call home as they age as well. The Lendrum Community League (LCL) has recognized this and with the help of the community as a whole, the LCL hopes to provide resource information and helpful services that will allow more of our long time neighbours to stay in their homes for as long as they wish and are able.

In 2020, the LCL created a position, the Age-Friendly Lendrum Coordinator, and asked for a volunteer who lived in the community to come forward to:

  • Learn about and promote services available for seniors
  • Coordinate a neighbourhood snow angels program
  • Connect seniors to available resources
  • Develop additional programming for seniors if there was demand
  • Find out what skills and knowledge Lendrum seniors can share with the community
  • Be a voice for neighbourhood seniors at the Lendrum Community League

Aging-In-Place Survey Results

Introducing the Age-Friendly Lendrum Coordinators

  • Lisa Vaughn
    "I have been a Registered Nurse for 14 years. I have a Masters in Nursing Leadership and Education with a Specialization in Aging. I have also been a Lendrum resident for about 5 years and I love this community! I am very passionate about seniors health and wellness, and am excited to work with Jamie on this very important community initiative."
    "We are in our planning phase right now, so please feel free to give me a call or send me a text if you would like share your ideas on how we can support our community to become a really age friendly place to live."
  • Jamie MacDonald
    "I am a fourth year undergraduate student in the Human Ecology program at the University of Alberta. I have a Family Studies major and an Aging minor. I am interested in many aspects of life related to seniors and aging including retirement and aging in place."
    "My grandmother lives in Lendrum and she alerted me to the Age Friendly Lendrum Coordinator position with the community league. I look forward to working alongside Lisa to develop resources and programs to promote aging in place in Lendrum!"

Call for Volunteers to Join the Age-Friendly Lendrum Committee

  • A project of this nature requires leadership, direction and commitment – a group of people who are committed to planning, coordination, and seeing the project through. Establishing an Age-Friendly Committee will provide us with the organizational structure required to pursue age-friendliness in our community. Meetings will be held on a monthly basis
    If you would like to join this committee, please contact Lisa Vaughn at 780-918-6678 or email seniors@lendrum.org.

Resources

Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (ESCC)

  COVID-19 Information for Seniors
In an effort to support seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council has developed a new COVID-19 resource webpage. The webpage includes updates from seniors' organizations and information to support seniors and their families during this challenging time.
The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council is monitoring closures and service limitations and information on the webpage will be maintained and updated regularly.

  News and Events for Seniors
Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council has developed a resource for supports and virtual activities for Seniors during the COVID Pandemic.

  Recreation and Wellness Directory for Older Adults
Search for arts, fitness, technology, health, and recreational activities for adults 55+ in the Edmonton area. You’ll find hundreds of interesting and fun activities to enrich your life.
Due to the uncertain and constantly fluctuating nature of programming options during the pandemic, the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council has decided to not release a print program for the 2020-2021 year, however, this database will be maintained to reflect ongoing changes to program availability.

Sage Seniors Association
The Directory of Senior Services is a booklet produced annually by (Sage) Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton. It is a comprehensive list of all local resources.
(The 2020-21 Directory will be coming out in late November 2020)

You can view or download this booklet as a pdf document online, from the Sage website

If you would like a paper copy of the booklet. Please contact Lisa Vaughn at 780-918-6678 and she can place one in your home mailbox.


  Online Programs: Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE)
While the SAGE building remains closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you can still connect with Life Enrichment Programming online.

  Government of Canada - Thinking about aging in place
Aging in place means having the health and social supports and services you need to live safely and independently in your home or your community for as long as you wish and are able.

  Men’s Sheds Edmonton
This is a non-profit organization that helps build and promote casual spaces for all men to connect, create and socialize in a positive environment. A Men’s Shed is a relaxed and inclusive place to share stories, tinker around, form friendships and just hang out with the guys. Become a Shedder. Getting started is easy! Join their Facebook Group and sign up for upcoming events. They will send you a welcome booklet with everything you need. For more information contact Men’s Sheds Edmonton at 780-463-1096

  Seniors’ Centre Without Walls
Seniors’ Centre Without Walls is a free phone-based program that offers a variety of interactive health and well-being information sessions, recreational activities, and friendly conversation. Open to older adults aged 55+ living anywhere in Alberta who find it difficult to leave their homes and participate in social activities in their community. Free of charge. All you need is a phone to call the toll-free number.
To register, please call the Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network at 780-395-2626

  Seniors Home Supports Program
This is a referral service that gives seniors referrals to screened service providers which offer snow removal, yard help, housekeeping. home repair and maintenance, personal services, and moving help. For more information contact the South West Edmonton Seniors Association at 780-860-2931

  The Shared Mic: Conversations for the Ages
The Age Friendly Edmonton (AFE) team is excited to announce a new intergenerational podcast called The Shared Mic: Conversations for the Ages. The first season brings together people from all ages, stages, and backgrounds to discuss topics including finding love, being a role model, and moving to Canada.