BOBHA partners with community groups to promote social connections and access to community resources amongst our tenants. Social interaction is a vital aspect of positive, healthy aging.
Social Activities include: exercise classes, bingo nights, movie nights, gardening, holiday parties, cards, tea and coffee and many more.
Education sessions are delivered in partnership with community agencies. Topics include: money management, fire safety, wills and estate planning, fraud prevention, computer classes and community resource information.
Community Partners include:
- Linkages – connecting seniors one-on-one with youths in the community
- Seniors Secret Service – bringing cheer to isolated seniors at Christmas Time and on their birthdays
- Bridgeland Elves – provide Christmas hampers to vulnerable members of the community
- Good Food Box – facilitate delivery of affordable, healthy food options
- Meals on Wheels – providing meals to our tenants in need
- Kerby Centre – Community Resources including the Thrive program to assist with
- CPA – Annual Tax Clinics
- The Way In; City of Calgary – connecting older adults with community supports
- Mobile Response Team; Alberta Health Services – mobile mental health services including crisis intervention and assessment
The Good Food Box
BOBHA acts as a depot for the Good Food Box at our Columbus Manor location. The Good Food Box program gives people in Calgary and surrounding areas the opportunity to buy fresh fruit and vegetables at a very low cost. The Good Food Box Program operates by buying bulk quantities of fresh, top quality produce directly from farmers and distributors through the Food ‘n’ More program. If you would like to order a Good Food Box for pick up at Columbus Manor, you can call 403-258-0410
Many of our buildings host fitness classes on a weekly basis. Move’n’Mingle is a fitness class offered by Alberta Health Services in partnership with the City of Calgary at many of our buildings. The goal of the program is to help older adults maintain physical functionality, mobility, strength and balance to reduce falls. Classes are led by a certified older adult fitness instructor and everyone is encouraged to go at their own speed.
If you are a community member interested in signing up, please contact Renee at 403-955-1550