Do your own thing: getting out and about with Vytality’s help
There is so much to do and enjoy in Calgary over the summer, from Shakespeare by the Bow to the many music festivals. However, if you have limited mobility, or are not quite so confident travelling on your own as you used to be, many of these events might seem like “too much to cope with”.
The good news is that you don’t have to struggle on your own – just ask us for help! At a basic level, we can organise suitable transport to and from your event, and be there when you return with a welcome cup of tea or light supper. We can also travel with you on your journey on bookable public transport such as Calgary Transit Access or via private taxi.
Take a whole day out
We can accompany you for the whole day if you prefer. It’s so much easier (and enjoyable) when someone is there to help carry a bag, push a wheelchair, or read signs. It’s also nice to have someone to hand with a steady arm or to walk with when at big outdoor events where the ground may be uneven, or there are crowds of people around.
Trips out from residential care
It’s not just our home care clients who can benefit from a day out either! If you live in residential care or a senior living community, you may just want to go out and do your own thing once in a while. One of our caregivers can be your companion for days out to special events that you enjoy, both in Calgary and beyond (travel times permitting).
What’s on in Calgary this summer
So, what will you choose to do this summer? Now that the dust has settled on the 2019 Stampede, here are a few suggestions:
Music In The Plaza at Heritage Park
Until Aug 28 2019
Music in the Plaza features two hours of music performed on the traditional bandstand. You can bring a picnic or dine at The Selkirk Grille. Enjoy a line-up of jazz, folk, country and more, and with an 8pm finish, it’s not a late night home either.
Salsa on the Street
Until Aug 23 2019
A Latin street party that lasts all summer long. Lots of music to enjoy and maybe a dance or two!
Taste of Calgary
Aug 8 – Aug 11 2019
The popular festival of food and drinks returns to tickle your taste buds with a world of different tastes to enjoy, accompanied by live music.
Visit Taste of Calgary website
Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival
Aug 9 – Aug 11 2019
North Glenmore Park hosts a weekend of dragon boat racing, as teams complete to paddle to victory along the river.
Visit the Calgary Dragon Boat Race website
Aug 23 – Aug 25 2019
Summer wouldn’t be summer without Ribfest! It all starts at the Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds from 11am onwards. So Ribfest is perfect for a tasty lunch or early supper, and entry is free – just pay for your food.
Calgary Highland Games
Aug 31 2019 at Calgary Rugby Union
O of the oldest gatherings in North America, these Highland Games have been held since 1913. Come and enjoy pipers, drummers, dancers, and heavy event athletes compete, whether you’re a Scot or not!
Visit the Calgary Highland Games website
Companions for family occasions
Our home care givers love a party as much as you. So we’re more than happy to help by taking you to and from family and other social gatherings you otherwise might not be able to attend (distances permitting).
Equally, if you’re a home caregiver and want to attend a special occasion, we offer respite care for your loved one in the comfort of their own home. Home-based respite care is very much a win-win:
- You get a rest without worry and a chance to see family and friends.
- Your loved one gets personal one to one care, in their own home environment, so they can relax and enjoy a whole new set of conversations, activities and more with a qualified, experienced home care giver.
For more details on how Vytality at Home can help you or your loved one enjoy living at home with additional support when they need it, do contact us.