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, Wednesdays, October 18 and December 13. 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 8, October 13, November 10 and December 8. This service is for Nord-Bridge Members Only, 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 to Nord-Bridge Members Only once a month on Wednesdays. Brad will be here on September 6, October 4, November 1 and December 6 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 13, October 11, November 8 and December 13.
Lethbridge Elder Abuse Response Network – Joanne Blinco is the Lethbridge
Elder Abuse Response Network 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. Joanne will be here on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – noon.
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 to Nord-Bridge Members Only. Candice or Jake will be here on September 21, October 19, November 16 and December 21. 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 to 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 at 403-329-3222 in advance to make an appointment with one of the volunteers.
Lethbridge College – Massage Therapy Students – Will not be able to provide Free Massages during the Fall 2017 semester. We hope for their return in the Winter 2018 Program session.
Southern Alberta Institute of Massage – Massage Therapy Students – Students from this program offer free massages, on a first-come first-served basis. The dates of This service is for Nord-Bridge Members Only. Please check with the Reception Desk and Monthly Newsletter for more information.
Coffee with MLA Lethbridge-East Maria Fitzpatrick – Nord-Bridge members can make an appointment to meet with MLA Lethbridge-East Maria Fitzpatrick every 2nd or 4th Friday of the month between 9:30 am & 10:30 am. Appointments can be booked at the Reception Desk
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.