Seniors

A wide variety of services, programs, and events are available to seniors in the City of Fort Saskatchewan.

Caregiver Support Group

Do you care for an aging parent, spouse, friend or other person close to you? You are a caregiver. Would you like to connect with other people in similar situations?

Join us for sharing of experience and resources once per month to learn from one another in a safe, supportive environment.

When: 3rd Tuesday of the month

Time: 1:00pm

Where: Pioneer House, 10102 – 100 Ave

For more information, contact the Seniors Coordinator at 780-992-6623.

Home Support Services

Home Support provides practical, in-home support services to residents of Fort Saskatchewan. Home Support enables individuals to retain and/or improve their quality of life by enhancing independent living, reducing isolation and promoting a safe and quality home life.

Home Support provides:

  • Long-term or short-term assistance for seniors, the chronically ill, and individuals recovering from surgery.
  • Affordable service for individuals that are on a fixed income provided on a sliding fee schedule.
  • Flexible service that adapts to you and your home's requirements; anywhere from 1 to 3 hours of service is available.
  • Visits that suit your schedule either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending on your needs.
  • Peace of mind knowing that your home's cleanliness is maintained by our caring staff.
  • Trustworthy City of Fort Saskatchewan employees that have criminal record checks completed.

For more information, contact the Home Support Coordinator at 780-992-6202.

Lawn Care Program

The City of Fort Saskatchewan offers Whippers Snippers, a volunteer lawn care program to assist seniors with a disability or medical condition. Applicants must be referred to the program by their family physician, or existing clients of the home support, or home care program can be referred. Applicants must also meet an income level requirement.

To receive support from the program download the Resident Information Package.

To volunteer for the program download the Volunteer Information Package.

For more information, contact the Seniors Coordinator at 780-992-6623.

Partnered Groups and Services

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meals to Fort Saskatchewan residents. Anyone who finds meal preparation difficult and would benefit from this service can apply. Meals are delivered to your door Monday to Friday. The cost is $6.50 for each meal. Meal cancellations are done by calling 780-992-6267 before 9:30am that day.

For more information call 780-992-6267.

Fort Saskatchewan Adult Day Support Program

Provides structured recreation, socialization, exercises and a nutritional meal to dependent adults.

For more information call 780-998-7678.

Pioneer House Club 50

The Pioneer House Club 50 supports seniors and residents over 50 years old in Fort Saskatchewan. The Club connects people to social supports, provides recreational opportunities and offers outings and events throughout the year. Take a moment to drop in and call the Pioneer House to learn more about what they have to offer.

For more information, call 780-998-3898.

Special Transportation Services

 

Special Transportation Services Society (STSS) is a group of dedicated community volunteers who oversee the operation of Accessible Minivan Services. Registration is available at City Hall; certain criteria for eligibility is necessary.

Contact Community Services at 780-992-6267 for further information.

Accessible Minivan Services

Designed to meet the transportation needs of persons who require specialized transit related to wheelchair, scooter or walker use. This service operates primarily within Fort Saskatchewan for any resident registered with the STSS who is unable to utilize the existing subsidized taxi service due to a physical disability.

In City information:

  • Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00pm
  • Transportation to and from any location within City limits
  • $5 per one-way trip

Out of City information:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only
  • From Fort Saskatchewan to medical services in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert or Lamont
  • Cost dependent on location

Terms and cancellation information:

  • This is a continuing arrangement whereby the vehicle driver will book you to travel at the same time each day until you cancel the service.
  • Book at least one day (24 hours) and up to one month in advance of your intended trip.
  • For cancellations, please give as much notice as possible. Repeated last minute cancellations or "no shows" when the Accessible Minivan arrives, could be considered grounds to review eligibility.

 

Call 780-992-6267 for more information.

Seniors Outreach

The Seniors Coordinator provides support, information, referral, and advocacy to enable seniors to remain as independent as possible, while maintaining dignity and an optimum quality of life. The Seniors Coordinator supports seniors and their families by:

  • helping them find solutions to their concerns
  • providing information and supportive referrals to community resources
  • assisting with goal planning
  • offering advocacy support
  • ensuring the program is accessible by meeting with seniors in their home

All services are free of charge and we will visit you in your home.

For more information, contact the Seniors Coordinator at 780-992-6623.

Snow Clearance Program

The City of Fort Saskatchewan offers Snow Angels, a volunteer snow clearance program to assist seniors with a disability or medical condition in the community. Applicants must be referred to the program by their family physician, or existing clients of the home support, or home care program can be referred. Applicants must also meet an income level requirement.

To receive support from the program download the Snow Clearance Program Resident Package.

To volunteer for the program download the Snow Clearance Program Volunteer Package.

For more information, contact the Seniors Coordinator at 780-992-6623.