FCSS - Supports for Seniors

The Seniors Programs and Services Information Guide is a comprehensive source of information about the programs, benefits and services available to seniors in Alberta.  To view the guide online, please visit:

http://www.health.alberta.ca/documents/Seniors-ProgramsServicesGuide.pdf 


Mature Worker Program -

McBride Career Group offers a flexible, no-cost program to help those aged 50+ with workplace skills, job seaching, resume preparation, self-employment, interviewing techniques and much more. Call 403-995-4377 (Okotoks) or 403-601-2660 (High River). Click here to view poster or go to www.mcbridecareergroup.com


The W.H.E.N. (Wellness, Health, Energy and Nutrition) Program 

The Griffith Center and the Valley Neighbors Club facilitate this program for seniors to help improve balance, increase strength and maintain independence with exercise groups held four times per week.  The program also features a nutrition class on cooking and preparing healthy meals on a tight budget.  Assistance in the form of self-help kits and other resources about guardianship as well as help with Guaranteed Income Supplement forms can also be accessed.  This program offers exercise and fitness, learning and assistance, and fulfilling social interaction for all seniors.  Participants range in age from 65 to 82!  Enhance the quality of your life - give Steve a call at the Energy Shop and join in the fun!

Seniors, become  HALL WALKERS!  at   OILFIELDS HIGH SCHOOL

Monday to Friday     9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Stay warm! Stay dry! Stay active! Stay well!  Walk away from illness!
Questions? Call 403-938-4973


TAXI SERVICES FOR SENIORS AND PERSONS WITH MOBILITY ISSUES

Town-Subsidized Taxi Service

Subsidized taxi service is available to residents of Black Diamond and Turner Valley.  This service is meant to provide affordable transportation to those in the comunities who need a helping hand from time to time.

       Who can receive this service?
         -  Senior residents (60 years and over; and/or
         -  Residents with disabilties; and/or
         -  Special needs or circumstances as approved by the municipalities; AND
         -  Have no other means of transportation.

For information on fare subsidies and eligible trips, please click here to read about the program.

Applicants must be pre-approved in order to receive a valid Community Access Program Identification Card and to use the service.  You can get your application form here, fill it out and return it to the Town Office, or call the Town Office at 403-933-4348 for more information.

Once you have been approved and received your taxi cards you can book your trips directly through Diamond Valley Taxi (Don Lien) at 403-650-2175 or Angels Taxi (Judy Garries) at 403- 512-8773.


ACCOMMODATIONS FOR SENIORS

High Country Lodge / Glen-Mead Park / Valley Villa / Sheep River House
707 Government Road S.
Ph: 403.933.4028

High Country Lodge / Foothills Foundation / Community Housing
Central Administration
833 - 9 Street SW, High River
Ph: 403.652.8600 

Ridgestone Lodge
115 Ridgestone Lane SW, Black Diamond, AB
Ph: 403.932.2837 or 403.861.0763
Click here for detailed information brochure.