On a monthly basis, professionals and post secondary students provide their services to assist seniors with legal consultations, foot care, hearing consultations & massages. Also, during the income tax season, community volunteers help seniors complete their income tax returns. Year round, volunteer seniors as part of Nord-Bridge’s Seniors Helping Seniors Program, are on hand to help fill out government forms and counsel on financial assistance programs. For further details on all programs please see below.
PROGRAM & SERVICES
Dr. Bolokoski – Foot Care – 8:30 am – 11:30 am, Wednesday September 21 and November 16. This service is available to Nord-Bridge members only. Appointments are necessary. Please book appointments at the Reception Desk. If appointments are all booked – you will be placed on a waitlist and will be given a spot on the next foot clinic date. If you have an appointment and are unable to make it, please call Nord-Bridge to let us know so we can fill your appointment with someone on the wait list. A $10.00 co-pay per patient, per visit will be charged by Dr. Bolokoski. Please be advised all nail care patients will be required to provide their own towel to place their feet on for nail care appointments.
Mariko Constable of Huckvale LLP – Legal Consultation is offered once monthly – Fridays 9:00 to 11:30 am. Mariko will be at Nord-Bridge on the following dates: September 9, October 14, November 18 and December 9. Members can sign up at the Reception Desk for 1/2 hour free consultations. These are initial consults only. Mariko will discuss members’ needs and offer advice on how best to legally proceed.
Brad Lindsay of Advantage Hearing Centre offers complimentary hearing tests and consultations once a month on Wednesdays. Brad will be here on September 7, October 5, November 2 and December 7 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. He will provide information, answer questions or concerns about hearing loss, hearing aids and other hearing related topics. Appointments are necessary. Please book your 1/2 hour appointment at the Reception Desk.
Coffee with a Constable, Lethbridge Regional Police Services – Constable Les Vonkeman will sit down and chat with you about any questions you may have regarding law enforcement, and concerns. Constable Vonkeman will be here the second Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14.
Lethbridge Elder Abuse Response Network – Joanne Blinco is the Lethbridge
Elder Abuse Response Case Manager. If you or someone close to you who is an older adult has been victimized by a family member, spouse, partner, friend, caregiver or other person in a position of trust, Joanne can help. Fall 2017 dates for Joanne to visit Nord-Bridge will be announced in September.
Candice and Jake Boldt of Lethbridge Hearing Centre – offers FREE hearing tests and consultations every third Thursday of the month from 10:00 am until Noon. Candice or Jake will be here on September 15, October 20, November 17 and December 15. Appointments are necessary. Please book your 1/2 hour appointment at the Reception Desk.
Seniors Helping Seniors – The “Seniors Helping Seniors” program at Nord-Bridge is staffed by a team of knowledgeable volunteers Monday – Friday year round. The team includes five tax preparers and an administrative volunteer, who assist seniors and the community at-large, with modest tax returns through Revenue Canada’s “Community Volunteer Tax Program.” This service is offered March 1 through April 30. During the balance of the year, “ Seniors Helping Seniors” volunteers assist with filing of late returns, and help seniors qualify, or re-qualify, for benefits available under the Provincial Alberta Seniors Benefits, and Special Needs Assistance Programs for Seniors; and Federal Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, and Canada Pension Plan benefits. Please phone the Reception Desk 403-329-3222 in advance to make an appointment with one of the volunteers.
Lethbridge College – Massage Therapy Students – If your muscles are sore come in for a free massage! Massages are on a first come first served basis. The College students will not be available for the 2017 fall session . Please check with the Reception Desk and Monthly Newsletter for more information.
Southern Alberta Institute of Massage – Massage Therapy Students – Students from this program offer free massages, on a first-come first-served basis. Dates and time for the free massages are announced in Nord-Bridge’s monthly Newsletter, and on signage within the Nord-Bridge Centre. Please check with the Reception Desk Newsletter for more information.
Lunch with Lethbridge City Councilors – Each month Nord-Bridge has City of Lethbridge Councilors over the lunch hour. This is an opportunity for members to learn about the City’s governance, and for members to express their feels to their elected Council members. Please refer to the monthly Newsletter for dates and the specific Councilors who have scheduled themselves to attend the Centre during any given month.
University of Lethbridge – Nursing Education In Southwestern Alberta
Nord-Bridge welcomes the University of Lethbridge third and fourth year nursing students, who attend the Centre on Monday and Tuesday through the months of September – December. The students attend to observe, learning, participate with, and assist seniors as a part of their Community Health Studies portfolio. The students primary objective is to research member needs in the areas of Health Promotion, Health Protection, and Injury Prevention. From their research, they program and implement different learning series / information sessions, and organize an annual “Health Fair” to address the needs and interest of Nord-Bridge’s membership. Please give the students and their instructor a warm welcome when you see them around the building.