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    Karl Lottes, MA, RSW

    102,  5636 Burbank Crescent SE, Calgary Alberta T2H 1Z6
    Westech Building

    Telephone: 403-532-0609
    Cell: 403-801-3459
    Fax: 403- 532-3952

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Disability Travel Card available through Easter Seals

Easter Seals Canada administers the The Disability Travel Card (TM) program.  When presented with the card, participating Canadian coach operators and Via Rail offer reduced fares for companions accompanying persons with disabilities who cannot travel alone.

An Authorized Health Care Provider must sign the application form attesting to your disability.  These include Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Rehabilitation Counselors and Audiologists.

Click the link above for further information and the application form.

Resource Centre Director Karl Lottes is a Registered Social Worker authorized to complete and sign Section B of the application form for Southern Albertans with Huntington disease whose disability qualifies them for the program.

HSC National Conference News

Toronto is hosting this year’s HSC National Conference.  If you are not attending, follow along on social media:

Twitter: Web:
#HSCTO2012 Huntington Society of Canada National Conference, Toronto 2012
#YPAHDDAY2012

 

Young People Affected by HD Day at HSC National Conference 2012
@HuntingtonSC Huntington Society of Canada
@CureHDCalgary HSC Southern Alberta Chapter
@HDBuzzFeed HD Buzz
@YPAby_HD Young People Affected by HD
@HDYOFeed HD Youth Organization
@Huntingtons_Doc Do You Really Want to Know? documentary film
@GeneticFairness Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness

2012-10-23 Wednesday is the last chance for lunchtime amaryllis sales at Fifth Avenue Place

October 23 & 24, 2012 – Fifth Avenue Place

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the bottom of the escalators
Quilt draw:  2 p.m. on October 24
420 – 2nd Street S.W. (formerly called Esso Plaza)

Further info:  https://curehd.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/amaryllis-sales-in-downtown-calgary-this-october/

2012-10-24 Chapter volunteer meeting cancelled

Due to poor roads, Wednesday’s meeting has been cancelled.

Amaryllis sales in downtown Calgary this October

Once again, Brookfield Office Properties and Beta Sigma Phi are coming together to support HSC.  Brookfield has generously donated space in two downtown Calgary office towers and the sorority sisters are volunteering their time and enthusiasm to sell amaryllis kits.

Free quilt draw.  For these sale days only, every amaryllis kit bought will entitle the purchaser to an entry into a draw for one of two quilts.  A draw will take place at the end of the second day at each building.  The quilts have been kindly donated by Deborah Domin at Loopy D’s Quilting & Longarm Studio and Beta Sigma Phi members who participate in the studio’s Linda’s Ladies Quilting Guild.

Credit and debit card payments will now be accepted.

October 16 & 17, 2012 – Suncor Energy Centre

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the bottom of the escalators
Quilt draw:  2 p.m. on October 17
150 – 6 Avenue S.W. (formerly called PetroCanada Tower)

October 23 & 24, 2012 – Fifth Avenue Place

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the bottom of the escalators
Quilt draw:  2 p.m. on October 24
420 – 2nd Street S.W. (formerly called Esso Plaza)

Alberta Seniors Programs and Services Information Guide 2012-2013

The Alberta Seniors Programs and Services Information Guide 2012-2013 has been released by the Alberta Government.  It is worth a look even if you aren’t a senior to ensure you and your loved ones are receiving all the help the government is willing to provide.

CREB Charitable Foundation $25,000 for 25 standings update

The Huntington Society’s Alberta Camp Health, Hope, and Happiness (Camp He-Ho-Ha) has been nominated by REALTOR® Jorina McDowell and is in the running against 44 other charities for 5 gifts of $25,000 in the category of Vulnerable Populations.

This morning, the Huntington Society of Canada is ranked 36th with 50 votes.  As of this moment, we need 307 more votes to move into 5th place.  If we finish in the top 5 on October 21, we will earn one of the $25,000 prizes.  We can do it if we really want it!

Don’t forget to remind your REALTOR®  friends and associates to vote daily for HSC’s Camp He-Ho-Ha.  Each CREB member has a minimum of 10 votes per day.

Voting link:   http://cf25for25.creb.com/nominee.php?id=193