To help maintain seniors’ well-being, independence and safety in their homes and communities, 15 community organizations have received funding to help them expand their services. Six initial grants were awarded in July 2022 for projects that are now operating and nine additional grants were awarded in June of this year.

“Seniors across our province deserve to live vibrant lives as they age. This funding is critical to ensure that seniors have the supports they need to live independently in their homes and communities.”

Jason Nixon, Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services

These non-medical services range from social and emotional supports to help with everyday tasks such as housekeeping, yard and snow removal, transportation to and from appointments, and meal delivery. Together with home care and other community services, this expansion will help address the increasing complexity of needs as Albertans age. 

“Communities rely on older adults, and older adults rely on their communities. The Government of Alberta’s commendable commitment to supporting both the well-being of seniors and the community-based senior-serving organizations reflects this shared understanding. Healthy Aging Alberta acknowledges the shared vision between seniors, community-based senior-serving organizations, the United Way of Calgary, and the Government of Alberta: to continue our work to make Alberta one of the best places in the world to grow older.”

Karen McDonald, provincial director, Healthy Aging Alberta, executive director of Sage Seniors Association and chair of the Healthy Aging Alberta Community Leadership Council  

“United Way is proud to partner with the Government of Alberta and senior-serving organizations on Healthy Aging Alberta. This announcement and new investment into home support services for seniors will get us one step closer to our vision of making Alberta one of the best places in the world to grow older.”

Karen Young, president & CEO, United Way of Calgary and Area

Approved projects – 2022

  • Veiner Centre Medicine Hat, $200,000
  • Wild Rose Community Connections High River, $200,000
  • Age Friendly Cold Lake Society, 200,000
  • Westend Seniors Activity Centre Edmonton, $150,000
  • Camrose & District Home Support Society, $150,000
  • Bashaw & District Support Services Association, $150,000 

Approved projects – 2023

  • Circle of Wisdom Elder and Seniors Centre Calgary, $175,000
  • Drumheller/Starland Older Adult Community & Home Support Project, $175,000
  • Grande Prairie Seniors Outreach Meals on Wheels, $169,927
  • Vulcan FCSS & Foodbank, $149,963
  • Aging Well in Community Lamont, $141,631
  • Bridge to Oasis Foundation Calgary, $100,000
  • Fort MacLeod FCSS, $79,679
  • Westlock and District FCSS, $55,900
  • Beaverlodge FCSS Meals on Wheels, $30,000