Services for Seniors
FCS Supported Programs
- 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
Housing & Health
- Alberta Blue Cross
- Home Adaptation
- Residential Rehabilitation
- Special Needs Assistance
Living at Home Program
The Living at Home Program helps maintain basic light housekeeping, 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.
The fee for this service is $20/hr. For more information, 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.
- Emergency Alert Installation Fee: $75.00
- Monthly Fee: $37.95
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 Lorna, our Seniors Coordinator.
Through our Community Coordinator, we offer events, programs, workshops, and services for people of all ages throughout the year to enhance our communities social well-being. In addition to community programs, our coordinator provides individualized support, resources, information, and referrals to community members seeking assistance and support.
For more information relating to any community programs, please contact Cassidy, our Community Coordinator.
Wainwright and District Family and Community Services offers a variety of programs specially geared to needs of area families.
Wainwright & District Family Resource Network (WFRN)
Our Mission & Service Area:
- To increase support, connections, and information through programs and services for families with children 0-18 in Wainwright, Provost and M.D’s. The Wainwright Family Resource Network provides a continuum of voluntary programs & services for families with children 0-18. WFRN is your Community Resource Network providing information, resources, referrals and helps to explore & navigate programs and services along your parenting journey.
Serving Wainwright, Provost, Czar, Amisk, Hughenden, Irma, Chauvin, Edgerton and Bodo.
WRFN On the Move with ICE
Serving families with children 0-18 in the communities of Irma, Chauvin & Edgerton.
Gillian Morrison, RSW. Registered Social Worker
is providing general counselling services at the offices of Wainwright & District Family & Community Services.
To book an appointment, please call: 780-842-2555.
Counselling Services Overview
WDFCS provides short-term solution focused counselling on a variety of presenting issues. We encourage you to contact us to see how we can best assist you.
Our counselling is open to individuals, families and groups.
- To strengthen and support individuals, families and communities by providing professional counselling services to people experiencing stress or difficulties in their life.
- To reduce family and social breakdown by providing strategies that support healthy families.
- To encourage and facilitate the development of self-help groups by enhancing personal awareness and mental well being.
What kind of counselling services does FCS offer?
At Wainwright Family and Community Services the counselling department specializes in the following areas:
Scope of Services
- Individual and couples
- Children and youth
- Family counselling
- Loss and grief counselling
- Counselling for those with illness and their caregivers
The FCS Counsellor can additionally assist you by referring you to other professionals who may be able to further aid you in your area of need.
How much do these services cost?
Our Counselling Service Fees are affordable, and can be tailored to meet with your ability to pay. Rates do vary to some degree, depending on region and specific needs.
Please see below for sample rates:
Within the MD of Wainwright
- $50 for a one hour session for individual.
- $75 for couple or family group.
Outside the MD of Wainwright
- $100 for a one hour session for individual.
- $125 for couple or family group.
Counsellors may, at their discretion waive some or all fees for a given counselling session.
Who should we call to arrange an appointment?
To set up an appointment, telephone FCS at 780-842-2555.
Healthy Families Program Overview
A unique program for promoting independence, parenting skills, and good nutrition for pregnant women and families with preschool children through home visitation and group activities. We provide counselling, support and education on parenting topics such as labour and delivery, child development, breastfeeding and nutrition. The Community Kitchen gives moms the opportunity to get together with other parents to cook healthy meals that they take home. Healthy Food, milk and prenatal vitamins may be provided to those who need assistance.
Healthy Families has group activities that are both fun and informative. Healthy Families participants learn more about services that are available in the community. Anyone can refer to the Healthy Families program including: self, Parents, Doctors, Public Health Nurses, Social Workers, Teachers, Prenatal Instructors, Community Agencies.
For more information, please contact Carina or Roxanna at the local TIPS office, 842-5481, or you may contact them by e-mail. The Healthy Families office is located in the FCSS building, 902 - 5th Avenue. . More information about Healthy Families, you can visit their website at https://www.cafcl.ca/tips/, or call (780) 842-5481.