Seniors Services & Programs
Discover the variety of programs and services the City of Edmonton provides to seniors on Seniors in the City, a monthly segment on Edmonton this Week. Listen every third Saturday at 7:30 am and 6 pm on 630 CHED.
The five-year seniors action plan Vision for an Age-Friendly Edmonton has been developed by the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council with support from the City of Edmonton. Printed copies can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Edmonton is the first city in Alberta and fourth city in Canada to be officially accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a "Global Age Friendly City"
Seniors Strategic Planning
The City of Edmonton values the contributions of Edmonton's seniors and is committed to being an Age Friendly City. To support its vision and plan for an increasing number of older adults in Edmonton, City Council approved the Edmonton Seniors Declaration in June 2010. In December 2010, Edmonton became an official Age Friendly City with the World Health Organization.
Learn more about the Declaration, Age Friendly designation, and other strategic documents that highlight research and the strategic direction for seniors' services in Edmonton.
Services & Programs
City of Edmonton - Services for Seniors Guide
A new resource is available which outlines many services and supports the City of Edmonton provides to seniors. If you wish to be sent a printed copy of the guide, send an email to email@example.com or call 311. Copies are also available at many Community Services offices and facilities.
Help Around the House
Assisted Waste Collection
The City's Waste Management Services offers help for those who can't get their garbage and recycling to the curb. Collectors will walk up to the home to pick up garbage and recycling.
Help Around the Home
Access a list of seniors centres to assist in finding low-cost, pre-screened workers to help you with a variety of jobs around the house.
Find out about affordable accommodations for low to moderate income seniors age 65 years and older.
Seniors Support Groups & Personal Safety
Seniors Support Groups
Support and strategies for those over age 60 who face challenges with adult children.
Stop Elder Abuse
A program to help Stop Elder Abuse, including physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and/or medication abuse, as well as passive or active neglect.
Recreation & Leisure Programs
Seniors Centres in Edmonton
A listing of all seniors centres in Edmonton.
Central Lions Senior Centre
City of Edmonton operated seniors centre.
Northgate Lions Senior Centre
City of Edmonton operated seniors centre.
City of Edmonton Leisure Access Program
Low income seniors may qualify for a reduced rate at City recreation and leisure centres
City of Edmonton Attractions & Recreation Program Guides
Find out about recreation and leisure opportunities.
City-wide Seniors Council Physical Recreation Directory
Find out about recreation and leisure opportunities for seniors city-wide.
Learn about seniors transportation resources and services in Edmonton, including support for senior drivers, public transportation services for seniors, volunteer assisted driving programs, and other transportation resources. Find out about:
- Seniors Assisted Driving Programs in your neighborhood
- How to become a volunteer driver
- Edmonton Transit (ETS) provides services for seniors including DATS
- Seniors transportation resources
Grants & Funding for Seniors
Seniors Homeowner Grant Program
Grant for low income seniors administered by the Province, but funded by the City.
Education Property Tax Assistance for Seniors
Rebate program to assist senior homeowners with the year-to-year increases in the education portion of their property taxes.
Key Contacts for Seniors
Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE)
The Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton provides home, health, housing, financial, legal, outreach, and support services to seniors in Edmonton. SAGE produces an annual Directory of Seniors Services that is available from thier website or at the SAGE centre downtown.
Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (ESCC)
The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council provides information and referrals for seniors in Edmonton. The ESCC helps organizations plan and collaborate to improve programs and services for seniors.
Edmonton Seniors Declaration
The Edmonton Seniors Declaration is a statement of City Council, describing how seniors and aging are valued and how city staff will use best practice research towards making Edmonton more age friendly. Other community groups, stakeholders and businesses are also encouraged to adopt the vision of the Seniors Declaration within their work.
We would like to continue hearing from seniors and other citizens about how Edmonton can become more age friendly. To share your thoughts, visit the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council website.
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