Resources Related to General Support for Older Adults and their Families

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council
A province-wide network of professionals working to increase community awareness. If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse or would like more information please visit their website

Government of Canada Services for Seniors
This is a guide for information, programs and services of interest to older adults and people who are planning for retirement. It is meant to help you find information about services and benefits you are entitled to.

Johnson Inc. Insurance
Alberta Council on Aging members have exclusive access to the groups benefits plans including out-of-province travel insurance.

Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) through the Dependent Adults Act, the Personal Directives Act and the Mental Health Act provides appropriate decision-making mechanisms for individuals who are unable to make personal non-financial decisions for themselves. To learn more about writing a personal directive, click here.

Age-Friendly Communities Canada Hub

The Age-Friendly Communities Canada Hub is an initiative of the Canadian Association on Gerontology to bring together those interested in age-friendly communities in Canada. They are a resource center to promote age-friendly communities by encouraging the exchange of knowledge within age-friendly communities, connecting interested stakeholders, and promoting the generating of new research, practice and policy partnerships and initiatives.

Seniors Programs and Services Information Guide

Released by the Alberta Government, this guide provides information and referrals to governmental programs directed at older adults. The guide includes general information, as well as information on housing, health services, helping agencies, income support programs, protection, transportation, and recreation.

Alberta Supports

The Alberta Supports is an eligibility estimator, a tool to help determine if you are potentially eligible for social-based assistance services. By answering a questionnaire, this service can help connect you to supportive assistance services, and estimate when these services will be available to you.

Senior Abuse Helpline

Call (780) 454-8888 (long distance outside of Edmonton)

If you are an older adult who is experiencing abuse, or suspect that an older adult you know is being abuse, you can call the Senior Abuse Helpline. This supportive listening line, are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with highly trained and responsive listeners who provide support, referrals and crisis intervention.

Alberta Consumers’ Association

The purpose of this site is to provide the information or links to information that consumers need to make informed and responsible choices.

Aging Well in Alberta Report
This report by the Alberta Chief Medical Office of Health discusses the challenges and possibilities of aging well in Alberta.

Veterans Affairs

If you’re a Veteran, CAF or RCMP member, Veterans Affairs is a good resource.

The Safe Living Guide—A Guide to Home Safety for Seniors

This resource is provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada and covers the topic of safety in your home, as well as safe health and wellness.