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:
Mature Worker Program -
McBride Career Group is currently offering 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
2012 SENIORS APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
Seniors are invited out to an appreciation luncheon each June. FCSS would like to extend a heart-felt "Thank you" to Linda Nelson and Andy Melnyk of Black Diamond for making the Seniors Appreciation Luncheon possible on the 8th of June this year. The luncheon was held at the Griffith Centre with plenty of food for all and some unique entertainment by John Glawson (Ol' Ugly) who commented that "They were a very warm crowd and I did enjoy performing for them". Thank you to all seniors who attended and helped make the afternoon special. Our seniors make a difference in our communities every day, from supporting family members and friends to assisting charities and volunteering. Seniors are deeply involved in our communities and their contributions benefit Albertans of all ages. We were happy to have the opportunity to show our appreciation to them during Seniors Appreciation Week 2012. Please be sure to join us in June again next year!
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 Community Access Program Identification Card, you can book your trips directly through Angels Taxi Service at (403) 512-8773. Angels Taxi Service is currently the only contracted supplier for this taxi program, which provides subsidized fares to our qualified residents.
Driving Miss Daisy Taxi Service
More than a taxi, Driving Miss Daisy provides safe, comfortable and caring personalized transportation and accompaniment services for Seniors and persons with mobility concerns. Smaller, comfortable vehicle with easy access and egress can take walkers, and/or a folding wheelchair to medical /dental/visual, social, and personal destinations, to all points of the compass. Rates attempt to reflect Senior resources and are cheaper than published fares.
Driving Miss Daisy will, as needed, help get you ready for the outing whether to the doctor, shopping or that picnic on the lake. Peter will accompany you to the event and assist as needed, in any of those tasks that require an arm, a shoulder, or a notebook and, sometimes, just ‘peace and quiet'.
An award-winning, eight-year old, Alberta company, Driving Miss Daisy consists of more than 45 franchises, operating from Australia to Ontario. Certified through RCMP checks, CPR and First-Aid and appropriate licensing and insurances, Driving Miss Daisy franchise owners put the face on this award-winning, Alberta corporation that looks to the needs of seniors in maintaining their connections to the community.
For a quote, please call 403-601-5107 (High River) or email email@example.com. Driving Miss Daisy also maintains a website at www.drivingmissdaisy.net.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR SENIORS
High Country Lodge / Glen-Mead Park / Valley Villa / Sheep River House
707 Government Road S.
High Country Lodge / Foothills Foundation / Community Housing
833 - 9 Street SW, High River
115 Ridgestone Lane SW, Black Diamond, AB
Ph: 403.932.2837 or 403.861.0763
Click here for detailed information brochure.