By Lee Tunstall art, Art a la Carte, Calgary, Cancer centres, Cancercare, economy, healthcare, healthcare programs, Mental health, senior housing, seniors
Alberta behind on leveraging art in healthcare The long-promised new Calgary Cancer Centre is finally breaking ground at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. The $1.4 billion state-of-the-art facility will have 12 radiation vaults, 160 in-patient beds, more than 100 patient exam rooms and more than 100 chemotherapy chairs. But will patients still feel like they […]
By Ryan Meili affordable housing, Canada’s healthcare system, domestic violence, Health care costs, health service funding, healthy communities, Homelessness in Canada, senior housing, social assistance, Social inequality, social programs
Recently, I was fortunate to attend the Global Symposium on the Role of Physicians and National Medical Associations in Addressing Health Equity and the Social Determinants of Health held in London, England. The meeting was organized by the Canadian, British and World Medical Associations and had, among other goals, an agenda to assist public health pioneer Sir Michael Marmot in making such issues central to his upcoming role as president of the World Medical Association.
By Pat Cashion and Lee Tunstall aging population, Calgary, homeless seniors, homelessness, housing, Mental health, mental illness, senior housing, seniors
The Older Adult Service Providers of Calgary released a report warning that more older adults could be at risk of homelessness if affordable seniors’ housing providers and mental health service providers don’t work together to tackle the growing problem of older adults living with mental illness.