Supports for Seniors

Seniors Programs & Services Information Guide


The Senior Programs and Service Information Guide (PDF) is a comprehensive source of information about the programs, benefits and services available to seniors in Alberta.

Mature Worker Program


McBride Career Group offers a flexible, no-cost program to help those aged 50+ with workplace skills, job searching, resume preparation, self-employment, interviewing techniques and much more. Call 403-995-4377 (Okotoks) or 403-601-2660 (High River). View the McBride Career Group Assistance Flyer (PDF).

The Griffiths Seniors Centre


A $10 annual membership fee to the Griffiths Centre not only provides you with the opportunity to meet and socialize with other seniors in the area, but to participate in activities such as floor curling, seniors exercise classes, various card groups and access to affordable breakfasts prepared in-house on various days. The Centre is located on Government Road just south of the Esso station. Members range in age from 50 to 82! Visit the Griffiths Centre site at griffithscentre.ca for more information and activity schedule.

Seniors, Become Hall Walkers!


Operation hours are Monday to Friday, from  9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Oilfields High School.
Stay warm! Stay dry! Stay active! Stay well! Walk away from illness! Questions? Call 403-938-4973

Town-subsidized Taxi Service for Seniors & Persons With Mobility Issues


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 communities who need a helping hand from time to time.

Who Can Receive This Service?


  • Senior residents (60 years and over); and/or
  • Residents with disabilities; 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 read about the Subsidized Taxi Program Information Sheet(PDF).

Application


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 (PDF), fill it out and return it to the Town Office, or call the Town Office at 403-933-4348 for more information.

Book a Trip


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 at 403-512-8773.

Accommodations for Seniors


Westwinds Communities offers subsidized supportive living for seniors at High Country Lodge and independent living at Glen Mead Park. A new lodge operated by the Calgary SCOPE Society at 115 Ridgestone Lane will be opening soon with a focus on serving older people with disabilities.