Helping others never grows old
Many seniors are unaware of the numerous resources and support services that exist to help them.
The objective of Westend Seniors Activity Centre’s Outreach Program is to aid and support seniors by connecting them with necessary resources within the community – and helping to reduce isolation.
This is being achieved by offering direct support to our members (in-reach) or by going into the community (outreach). This can take place face-to-face at our facility on an appointment or walk-in basis, or over the phone/ email. In other cases, it will involve a home visit.
Outreach workers support seniors on a number of levels: by offering referrals, advocacy, assistance with form completion, emotional support, needs assessments and consultations.
We provide information and assistance that includes (but is not limited to) the following areas:
- Independent housing and supportive living
- Navigating the health care system
- Seniors benefits
- Finance and banking
- Elder abuse
- Meals and nutrition
- Mental health and grief services
- And more
Seniors Home Supports Program
Many seniors require assistance to remain in their own home. The Seniors Home Supports Program refers seniors to vetted service providers (individuals and companies) who offer services in the following areas:
- Snow Removal
- Yard Work
- House Keeping
- Minor Repairs
This program is an initiative of the City of Edmonton. The City is divided into six districts. Westend Seniors Activity Centre acts as a community hub, responsible for providing home supports services within West Edmonton. By providing a streamlined referral system, we make it easier for seniors to access required supports.
For more information, visit Westend Seniors Activity Centre, call 780.483.1209 or Email..