SENIORS’ WELLNESS PROGRAM

SERVICE INFORMATION SHEET - Seniors Wellness Program

In an effort to prevent disability and preserve independence in the aging population, this program endeavors to educate, support and advocate for seniors and their families. The program assists seniors in making choices that will improve their health and well-being.

THRIVING SENIORS
To promote positive aging experience for active seniors residing in the community.

Support and advocacy for seniors and their families through:

  • Regularly scheduled Senior Center visits
  • Referral information regarding available services
  • Assistance and information regarding available Seniors’ Benefits programs
  • Liaison with client/family and other service providers

Prevention and Wellness Services:

  • Wellness Clinics
    • Senior Center Blood Pressure clinics
  • Group/family information or informal support sessions
  • Seniors mentoring youth (Between Friends Program)
  • Education and information sessions

AT RISK SENIORS
Assists the client, family, physician and service providers in maintaining high risk clients in their own homes and communities.

Who is at risk?
Individuals experiencing any of the following:

  • History of falls
  • Advanced age 85 years +
  • Living alone
  • Recent changes in living situations i.e. moves, loss of spouse
  • Mild dementias
  • Recent hospital discharge
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Chronic medical conditions
  • Decreased independence in activities of daily living
  • Palliative prognosis

Program Services:
In-home support and education for the client, family and caregivers and referral as appropriate.

SELF-MANAGEMENT/CAREGIVER SUPPORT
Assists caregivers and their families in achieving and maintaining a positive care giving experience.

Program Services:

  • Introduction and referral to community support services
  • Ongoing informal support from Seniors’ Wellness Coordinator
  • Community palliative support through volunteers (upon request)
  • Liaison with Community Care
  • Education, assistance, support and introduction to:
    • Personal Directives
    • Services available to seniors
  • Follow up of Caregiver:
    • Informal support
    • Referral to formal support groups

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Many of these programs are offered in conjunction with other agencies in our communities including: Seniors’ Centers, Chinook Health, Lodges, Long Term Care Centers, and Local School Districts, just to mention a few.

If you do not find the information you are looking for in this web page or would like further details or referral information, please contact our office.

Seniors' Wellness Coordinator: (403) 223-7230

With support from Provincial & Municipal governments, all services are available at minimal or no charge to residents.

"Aging can be defined as a slowing down of the body; it can change the way we look, our emotions and our behavior. However, no two people will age in the same way or at the same rate. One thing we all have in common is that we all wish to enjoy our later years."