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
2013 Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, July 13 at the Griffiths Centre from 8 - 10 am
Cost: $5.00 Breakfast consists of Pancakes, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes
For Tickets, call Andy at 933-2167 or Ron at 933-2540. Ticket Sales end on Thurs. July 11/2013
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.
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.