Get Connected

Social isolation rarely happens because of just one life event or situation. Many factors contribute to an increase in the risk of social isolation for seniors:

  • Living alone
  • Lack of participation in social activities
  • Poor health and mobility 
  • Financial challenges
  • Lack of accessible, affordable transportation
  • Life transitions such as retirement or loss of a spouse
  • Providing care to a partner, parent or friend
  • Unstable/insecure housing situation
  • Language barriers
  • Societal barriers such as ageism and lack of opportunities for seniors to contribute
  • Inequality (racial/ethnic minorities, LGBTQ)
  • Abuse

The resources and organizations listed here can help you connect with other people, find information, become involved in the community, and get support.

Connect to Information

Participate in activities

  • Edmonton Seniors Centres
  • Edmonton Recreation and Wellness Directory for Older Adults
  • Seniors’ Centre Without Walls provides opportunities for homebound seniors to socialize, learn new skills and stay connected through a variety of free, interactive telephone-based social and health programming
  • Volunteer opportunities listed on the GoVolunteer website
  • Free and low cost activities
  • The Leisure Access Program (LAP) gives eligible low-income Edmontonians free or discounted admission to participating City of Edmonton recreation facilities like recreation centres and city cultural attractions and discounts on some programs.
  • The City of Edmonton Priceless Fun Guide lists information on free and low-cost recreation, arts and culture activities.
  •  Men’s Shed: A Men’s Shed is a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive place that provides the opportunity for men to not only build projects, but build community. There are two Men’s Sheds in Edmonton open to men of all ages:
    Sage Seniors Association (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square): Meets Fridays in Classroom A from 1–4 p.m.
    Beacon Heights Community League (12037 43 Street): Meets Wednesdays from 7 – 9 p.m.
    To learn more about Men’s Sheds in Edmonton, call 780-446-4179.

Health and Support

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