Support Services

 

Support Groups & Programs

Courage to Care Mental Health Support Group

Courage to Care is a peer support group for family, friends and caregivers of someone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness. Members come together to improve their understanding of mental health, mental illness and recovery in the community, to share stories of hope and healing and to listen to and accompany others. The Courage to Care group is led by caring volunteer facilitators who have received training through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Facilitator Training.  

Supported by FCSS Innisfail (Family Community Support Services) in partnership with McMan, the group meets on Tuesday's and alternate each week between afternoon and evening sessions.

For more information, contact Karen Bradbury at 403-227-3376 or email karen.bradbury@innisfail.ca.

Meeting Calendar Nov. — Jan.

Kid's Have Stress Too!®

"Learning to handle stress is an important life skill for everyone."

Developed by The Psychology Foundation of Canada, the Kids Have Stress Too! program helps parents, caregivers and educators understand childhood stress, and how to provide children with the tools to deal with stress effectively. It is a broad-based primary prevention program which provides parents, caregivers, and communities with the knowledge, awareness and skills to help young people become healthier and more resilient through learning how to manage their stress. The program includes a range of resources designed for parents, those who work with young children in early learning settings and for classrooms. 

The program runs between 12-16 weeks for approximately 1-hour per week.

For more information, contact Karen Bradbury at 403-227-3376 or email karen.bradbury@innisfail.ca.

Dementia Friendly Support Group

The Dementia Friendly Support Group is for people with dementia and/or caregivers of those with dementia. The meetings may include an educational component, as well as, time for people to interact with others who are former caregivers or those who are currently on the dementia journey. There is also an opportunity to participate in advocacy for those living with dementia to ensure they and their caregivers are engaged and included in our community. 

Meetings take place at Sunset Manor at 2 p.m.on the third Saturday of every month (Sept .16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.).

For more information, contact Jean Barclay at 403-396-0902 or email dementiaalberta@gmail.com.

 

DEMENTIA EDUCATION SERIES

Do you know that someone with dementia is still capable of living life to the fullest post diagnosis? Learn more about this important topic by attending this three part educational series "Understanding Dementia"
The educational series covers the basic neuroscience of dementia and the difference between normal ageing and dementia, common types of dementia, and the progression and impact dementia has on the person with the diagnosis. The series will also discuss the supportive principles of dementia care, understanding behaviours, positive risk, enjoyable activities, and how a holistic approach can enable the person with dementia and their care partners to live well.

Held at the Innisfail Seniors Drop In Centre (4959 53 Street)
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Oct. 25, Nov. 1 & Nov. 8)

 

 


Information & Referral Services

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

Alberta 211

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.

Online: www.ab.211.ca
Phone: Please note that as of October 31, 2017 the phone service will be unavailable for the Innisfail area.

Alberta Supports

alberta supports

Alberta Supports provides information for seniors, children, youth and adults on social based programs and services provided by the Government of Alberta.

Ph: 1-877-644-9992
Online: www.alberta.ca

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).

For more information or to find out if you're eligible, visit http://www.seniors-housing.alberta.ca/seniors/seniors-benefit-program.html


Family & Community Support Services 

GardenClub

Innisfail & District Garden Club

Phone: 403-598-9481

seniors drop in

Seniors Drop-In Center

Phone:  403-227-6601
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InnisfailPublicLibrary

Innisfail Public Library

Phone: 403-227-4407
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pathways

Pathways Family Counselling

Phone: 403-304-9093
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Henday

Henday Association Lifelong Learning

Phone: 403-227-2866
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brothers sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Red Deer & District

Phone: 403-227-6500
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boys girls club

Boys & Girls Club - Red Deer & District

Phone: 403-342-6500
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jasab

Junior Achievement Southern Alberta

Phone: 403-237-5252
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Chinooks Edge School Division No. 73 - Family School Wellness

Phone: 403-227-7070
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Community Services

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Upcoming Events

Warm & Fuzzy Messy Church
December 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
22nd Annual Innisfail Charity Checkstop
December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Princess Tea
December 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

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