Services for Seniors
Read Susan McCulley’s article relating to the Emergency Alert Unit… Esther’s Story
Seniors Services Program
FCS is specially geared to assist seniors and their families. We can help you to learn about and better understand the wide range of available programs offered by Municipal, Provincial and Federal governments.
Our staff is kept informed and up to date so that we may provide you with the most current information, and ensure that you do not get lost in the shuffle. Keeping abreast of changes is our most critical aim, so that you may be sure of receiving all necessary information on available funding, and assistance through the application process.
We are here to guide and aid you in any of the following:
FCS Supported Programs
- Housing & Health
- Alberta Blue Cross
- Home Adaptation
- Residential Rehabilitation
- Special Needs Assistance
- Income Related
- Alberta Seniors Benefit
- Allowance for the Survivor
- Canada Pension Plan
- Early Retirement
- Retirement Pension
- Guaranteed Income Supplement
- Involuntary Separation
- Old Age Security
- Spousal Allowance
- Survivor Benefits
Living at Home Program
The Living at Home Program helps maintain basic home cleaning, prepare meals and/or grocery shopping, assisting seniors to remain living independently.
The program serves seniors residing in Chauvin, Edgerton and Irma, rural areas of the MD of Wainwright and within the Town of Wainwright. The program is delivered by our L@H Assistants who are reliable and responsible individuals who have been carefully screened and hired for their caring attitude towards people as well as their practical experience. We support the learning needs of our staff through periodic training and skill development specific to their needs and the needs of those they serve.
Service is provided on the basis of need. The fee is up to $17 per hour based on income. For more information on this rate, please contact the Wainwright & District FCS office.
Emergency Alert Program
The Emergency Alert Program uses the Good Samaritan Society Telecare® system which provides participants living independently the assurance that immediate assistance is available in times of need.
Cost: . Emergency Alert Installation Fee: $75.00 . Monthly Fee: $37.95
Meals on Wheels Program
This program is suspended until further notice.
Alberta Seniors Programs
The Alberta Government offers a wide range of programs for which we are equipped to assist. Please visit the Alberta Seniors web site to learn more about their many services for seniors. We are here to be your guide should any questions arise.
Elder Abuse Prevention
The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network is a network of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse.
- Alberta Seniors Information
For more information relating to any of these programs, please contact, Susan McCulley, Seniors Coordinator.