"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” - Mark Twain
Question of the Month
YOUR OPINION MATTERS TO US! From time to time, as a feature of the newsletter, we will present a question to a topic most relevant to our 55+ community. You can fill out the printed copy and drop it off at the Seniors Centre or just fill it out right now by clicking on the button below. Thank you for your participation.
Grocery Delivery for Seniors: The Co-op Food Store is pleased to offer this service to seniors. Call 403-227-4888 for more information.
Innisfail Seniors Drop-In Centre
4943 – 53rd St. | 403-227-6601
Seniors Housing Opportunities
Housing Options & Organizations
Autumn Glen Lodge
Poplar Grove Court
Dodd's Lake Manor
Innisfail Country Lodge
Pine Meadows Assisted Living
Penhold Royal Manor
Parkland Foundation - Housing Organization
Piper's Creek Foundation - Housing Organization (Red Deer)
Housing & Rent Supplement Programs
Community Housing Program
Rent Supplement Program
Innisfail Handivan & Taxi Service
Innisfail has a community handivan that provides local service for people with limited mobility and seniors in the Innisfail area. The van operates as follows:
Mon - Tues…..8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Service is by appointment only and cost/fees vary. Booking 24-hours in advance is preferred.
Contact the legion at 403-227-3622 or [email protected] for more information and bookings. Anyone needing service on the evenings and weekends may call the handivan direct at 403-348-7035.
Innisfail Associated Cab: 403-227-2229 or 403-227-2272
Seniors Resource Assistance
The Town of Innisfail has partnered with the following government programs to help provide various support services necessary for our residents. These programs can help with social, government and/or health services that are difficult to find in smaller communities.
Alberta 211 is an online resource directory available for all citizens of Innisfail. Visit their website for information regarding financial & social assistance, housing & utility help, food assistance & meal programs, various parenting & family programs, government program assistance and much much more.
Phone: Please note that as of October 31, 2017 the 211 phone service will be unavailable for the Innisfail area.
Alberta Supports provides information for seniors, children, youth and adults on social based programs and services provided by the Government of Alberta.
Seniors Financial Assistance and Benefits Lifeline
The Alberta Seniors Benefit (ASB) program provides a monthly income supplement to federal income sources including Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).
In general, for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, a single senior with an annual income of $27,300 or less, and senior couples with a combined annual income of $44,335 or less, are eligible for a cash benefit. These income levels are guidelines only, and are for seniors whose income includes a full OAS pension.
To find out if you're eligible and for more information, visit http://www.seniors-housing.alberta.ca/seniors/seniors-benefit-program.html
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories, and administers various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system
Ph. Canada Revenue Agency (CRA): 1-800-959-8281
Ph. Benefits Inquiries (Canada Child Benefit, GST/HST): 1-800-387-1193
For more information on children, family and senior programs and services, contact the Town of Innisfail Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Department at 403-227-3376.
Check out our seasonal program guide for even more opportunities to participate and become involved in the Innisfail Community!