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 715,000 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.
Budget 2022 is moving Alberta forward by building health system capacity, getting more Albertans working, and balancing the budget.
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.
- Aug 05, 2022
Temporary rent assistance is expanding to more than 80 communities across Alberta.
- Jul 27, 2022
Minister Brad Rutherford, chief government whip and liaison to the Canadian Armed Forces, issued the following statement to recognize the 69th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement:
- Jul 19, 2022Working together to stop elder abuse | Travailler ensemble pour mettre fin à la maltraitance envers les ainés
Alberta’s government is taking action on elder abuse by releasing a new prevention strategy to make our province safer for seniors.