Seniors Services

Background:


Seniors programs offered by FCSS which are funded through a partnership between the Town of Slave Lake and the Province of Alberta. This partnership, along with support from our tremendous volunteers allows us to provide many programs for all seniors in need of help; all of our services are either volunteer, referral, or income based.  We help all seniors in our community live a safe and supportive manner.

Home Support: 

This program is designed for those seniors who are 55+, and chose to remain in their own homes and have their own independence.  We serve in town limits only with a variety of tasks such as:

  1. Light house cleaning & laundry services
  2. Provide companionship
  3. In house spring and fall cleaning
  4. The cost of this  service is  income based, financial supports are available  through the Special Needs Program to help offset the cost of this service
Scheduled appointments are required on a weekly or monthly bases which are arranged from Monday to Friday

 2017 Income Rates for Home Support
Annual
Income 
Gross Monthly
Income
Client Rate 
Per Hour
 Up to $9,000 Up to $750.00 $9.00/HR
$9,000 t0 $14,000 $751 to $1,200 $11.50/HR
$14,400 to $21,600 $1,201 to $1,800 $14.25/HR 
 $21,601 to $36,000  $1,800 to $2,999 $16.80/HR
 Above $36,000 Over $3,000  $21.80/HR

Meals on Wheels: 

This program is offered for those seniors over 55 living alone with limited mobility or disability that limits them from the task of cooking for themselves
Pre-Paid meals are $10 per each, includes a health meal and dessert.
Available at noon on, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Meals provided by VanderWell Lodge Heritage Place.
To apply call 780-849-8031
Volunteers are needed to help deliver these meals Monday to Friday 11:30 Am to 12 PM

Volunteer Income Tax Program:

Volunteers receive yearly training by the CRA. Starts mid-March to the end of April for seniors and moderate income families who meet the income guidelines and criteria determined by the Canada Revenue Agency, free for those who qualify.


Other Programs:

Seniors Snow Removal/ Lawn Maintenance


These are volunteer based services, for those seniors who have no other means of yard work or snow removal.

Seniors Week


Always the first full week in June, many activities happening through the week, put on by local organizations for seniors and their families.

Seniors Walking Program


At Multi Rec Centre, free for people over 55, if sponsored on occasion by local business

Seniors Christmas Event


Takes place every year in late November with a Pancake Breakfast followed by an afternoon of Christmas crafts!



Other Seniors Organizations


The Shuttle Bus


For seniors and Wheel Chair Bound Individuals
780-805-2431
Bus Driver Direct Line

Slave Lake Pioneer Drop In Centre


Weekly Seniors Activities
780-849-5119

Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre


780-849-3039