Resources for Seniors

Resources for Seniors

There can be challenges that seniors face while maintaining their home or when going about day-to-day tasks. Depending on familial, financial, and medical circumstances, sometimes it can be challenging to perform certain tasks at home, or finding new activities to take part in.

This is a range of resources that can serve as a starting point when faced with these situations.

1. Call 211: Calling 211 and directly speaking to a person over the phone can help determine what resources are available based on one’s location and need.

2. Transportation: Sometimes, going to different places can be a challenge. Below are some resources that can help.
a. Edmonton Transit Service: Seniors 65 years of age and older qualify for a reduced rate for day fares and bus passes. There is additional support for seniors such as the DATS Program, which is the ETS’s door-to-door transportation service for those who cannot take regular transit. And when taking regular transit, a senior can ask a driver to stop at a place along the route other than a bus stop.
b. Drive Happiness Volunteer Program: Seniors Assisted Transportation is a registered, not for profit organization providing door-to-door, assisted transportation services to seniors with reduced mobility and who experience barriers in using public transportation. is the website and the phone number is 780-424-5438

Directory of Services: There are several directories, both available in print form or digital that provide a comprehensive list of activities, events, and programs. Many are categorized by location and by activity:
a. The Recreation and Wellness Directory for Older Adults can be accessed online at

b) The Directory of Seniors Services 2017/2018 can be accessed online at

Seniors’Centres: There are several seniors centres throughout the city. Below is a quick list:
a) Central: Central Lions Seniors Centre, Edmonton Seniors Centre, Jewish Seniors Citizen’s Centre, Operation Friendship Seniors Socie ty, Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton
b) North Side: Ital Canadian Seniors Centre, Northgate Lions Seniors Recreation Centre, Northwest Edmonton Seniors Society, Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre
c) South Side: Mill Woods Senior and Multicultural Centre, Southeast Edmonton Seniors Association, Southwest Seniors Outreach Society, Southwest Edmonton Seniors Association, Strathcona Place Society, Senior Citizens Opportunity Neighbourhood Association
d) West Side: Westend Seniors Activity Centre
e.). Help at Home: The Edmonton Seniors Home Supports Program is a referral service that gives seniors referrals to vetted service providers who offer snow removal, yard help, housekeeping and minor home repair services. The website to find more information is and the brochure is

One agency from the seniors centre listed above coordinates the service and they are listed below:
a. West -Westend Seniors Activity Centre – 780-483-1209
b. North West- North West Edmonton Seniors Society-780-482-1958
c. North East – North Edmonton Seniors Association – 780-944-7470
d. South East – South East Edmonton Seniors Association – 780-468-1985
e. Mill Woods – Mill Woods Seniors Association – 780-496-2997
f. South West – Southwest Edmonton Seniors Association – 780-860-2931

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