Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Profile of Albertans with Disabilities

We found this by accident. This report provides some detailed number specifically for Alberta.

Office for Disability Issues - Alberta Seniors and Community Supports:
"A Profile of Albertans with Disabilities presents the profile of Albertans with disabilities primarily using data from the Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) 2001. The profile includes both a brief primer on disability statistics and comparative Canadian and international data."

The 62 page PDF is available at:
http://www.seniors.gov.ab.ca/CSS/odi/DisabilityProfile.pdf

Monday, July 07, 2008

New Bus for Cochrane AB

Big Hill adds new Handi-bus to fleet

by James Emery
Wednesday May 28, 2008

Cochrane’s Big Hill Senior Citizens Activity Society welcomed the newest member of their family when a brand new 2008 Ford Handi-bus was delivered May 14.

The new bus, decked out with the latest safety features and conveniences, will provide seniors in Cochrane and parts of the M.D. of Rocky View more freedom and independence that they may not of had otherwise.

"Our goal is to provide affordable transportation to seniors and persons with disabilities in the town of Cochrane and in the surrounding portion of the M.D. of Rocky View," Orville Lammle, driver and transportation coordinator for the society said.

more (including picture) at:
Cochrane Times