Alberta Seniors and Housing provides programs and services to assist seniors and promote their safety and wellbeing. The ministry also supports the development of affordable housing and ensures Albertans in need have access to housing options.
The population of seniors in Alberta is currently more than 665,000 and is expected to grow to one million by 2035. It is essential that they live safely and independently in their chosen communities. To that end, the ministry promotes age-friendly initiatives, working with communities to develop inclusive and welcoming approaches to a wide variety of challenges faced by seniors and those in need.
Alberta’s budget is focused on protecting lives and livelihoods, investing in health care, preparing for recovery and spending responsibly.
Minister’s Seniors Service Awards
Recognize Albertans and organizations that make a difference in the lives of seniors and their communities.
Reducing social isolation for seniors
Social isolation and exclusion can be a significant issue for many seniors. This toolkit helps service providers, community groups, and health professionals address its challenges.
Caring for caregivers
Learn strategies and find helpful tips for supporting loved ones through health and living challenges.
- May 07, 2021
Minister of Seniors and Housing Josephine Pon issued the following statement on the fire at the Citadel Mews seniors complex in St. Albert:
- May 05, 2021Applaud Albertans for stepping up for seniors | Applaudissons les Albertains qui se sont mobilisés pour venir en aide aux personnes âgées
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Minister’s Seniors Service Awards featuring new and returning categories.
- Apr 29, 2021New rent support for Albertans between jobs | Nouvelle aide au loyer pour les Albertains qui sont entre deux emplois
Alberta’s government will launch a new Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit for eligible Albertans on May 1.