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.

Get Connected Guide

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Edmonton’s seniors sector can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start.

The Get Connected Guide provides some starting points to help you get connected to your community.

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 Sheds provide opportunities for men of all ages and abilities to work on hobbies, share stories, drink coffee, or build/fix something while simultaneously forming positive relationships and increasing neighbourly connections. There are currently four Men’s Sheds in Edmonton. For more information contact Punch, Chairman of the Men’s Sheds Association of Edmonton at punchj@telus.net or by phone at 780-717-6710. .

Health and Support

Financial and Legal

Transportation

Caregivers

Housing

Abuse

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