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
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
Health Link: Call 811 for health advice from a registered nurse (available 24 hours a day)
Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) provides free legal information, but cannot offer legal advice on given situations. CPLEA also provides referrals to other services that may be able to help. Call 780-451-8764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) provides free legal information and advice to low to moderate income people. Call 780-702-1725 or email email@example.com.
Organizations providing alternate transportation for seniors in Alberta (search the database developed by the Medically At-Risk Driver Centre for Edmonton organizations)
Seniors Transportation Info Hubs provide print information about driving, retiring from driving, using buses and taxis, and assisted transportation services for Edmonton seniors. 11 hubs are located around the city.
Edmonton Transit Service Customer Mobility Travel Tools: ETS has several free travel tools for customers with mobility difficulties – Bus Hailer Kit, Customer Communication Cards, Mobility Card
Caregiver readiness resources e.g. Care Conversations, Care Options, Balancing Work and Caregiving and Helping Employees Balance Work and Caregiving Responsibilities (Forum of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors, 2016)