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.
- Oct 01, 2022
Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon issued the following statement on the Day of Older Persons in Alberta:
- Sep 29, 2022
Downtown Calgary is now home to a range of affordable housing options, supports and services – all under one roof.
- Sep 28, 2022
The new 115-unit Gilchrist Commons seniors lodge is addressing the need for more affordable seniors housing in northeast Calgary.