Keep informed about news in our residences, past and upcoming events, changes to government policy and more.
Seniors at Home Pilot Project Wrap Up
Bethany Care Society (Bethany) is one of Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit providers of care, housing, and community services for seniors and persons with disabilities. But Bethany is more than just a landlord. Through an exciting research partnership with a large international organization, we tested the Seniors at Home virtual technology at three of our housing […]
Bethany Calgary Welcomes Wildfire Evacuees On May 6, 2023, in a swift response to raging wildfires across the province, Alberta declared a state of emergency, leading to the evacuation orders and displacement of thousands. Among those affected were seniors, and many found refuge at Bethany Calgary, one of several care homes put on alert by [...]
CDC: A Complex and Unique Solution to Complex Dementia
Meet Bob Murdoch – or perhaps no introduction is needed. Bob “Mud” Murdoch may be known for hockey in your home. In his home though, he was also known for his love of the outdoors, fishing, and above all, his love for his family. But if you had asked Bob about his greatest accomplishment, he […]
In Canada, more than 600,000 people are living with dementia, and this number is projected to increase to one million by 2030 (Canadian Institutes of Health Research 2023). Dementia is not just a single condition. Instead, it is an overarching term that describes symptoms affecting brain function, from a loss of memory and coordination to […]
Lori Deagnon, 81, is nearly blind, but once a week, when her brush hits the paper, she paints using the most vivid colours and her imagination, with help from a high school support volunteer. Deagnon is one of eight residents at Bethany Airdrie participating in the Opening Minds through Art Program (OMA). OMA is an […]
As of June 19, 2023, Bethany is rescinding the Continuous Masking policy to align with Alberta Health Services (AHS). This means that all employees, residents, families, volunteers, students, contracted care providers, and visitors will no longer be required to continuously wear masks at any of our Bethany sites. This decision was made after evaluating multiple […]
June 14, 2023 The Bethany Care Society is leading the way in creating caring communities across Southern Alberta. Learn more about our highlights, accomplishments, and the exciting developments to come in our 2023 Annual Report, Leading the Way.
Government of Alberta Announces Continuing Care Modernization for Bethany Calgary
April 25, 2023 Health Minister Jason Copping has announced the Government of Alberta’s funding commitment towards the redevelopment of Bethany Care Society’s Bethany Calgary care centre. Bethany will receive $57 million in capital funding in 2024-25, as part of a total $114 million investment over five years, for the Bethany Calgary Redevelopment Project to construct […]
Bethany Care Society’s Scholarships & Awards Program awardees were celebrated Thursday, February 16, 2023, at an event held by Bethany Care Foundation at Bethany Riverview. The program recognizes academic excellence, clear career goals and contributions to continuing care. Donors to Bethany Care Foundation generously support all scholarships and awards. Congratulations to the award winners and […]
Jennifer McCue was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal by the Honourable Jason Copping, Minister of Health, in a special ceremony on January 23, 2023, at McDougall Centre in Calgary. The Government of Alberta created the medals to recognize 7,000 Albertans for their extraordinary contributions to the province as part of the commemoration [...]
Bethany Care Society is located across Southern Alberta and acknowledges and pays tribute to the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaties 6 and 7. We express gratitude for the land we use and respect the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community