Seniors Wellness Programs
Strengthening Families in Rural Alberta
The objective of the Seniors Wellness Program is to improve health and wellness of older adults and assist them in maintaining optimal levels of independence without undue risk.
To achieve this objective, FCSS staff offer support, educational workshops and presentations to both seniors and their families (including caregivers). The information and support offered in this program enables seniors to make choices that will improve their health and well being.
Personal assistance is also given to seniors regarding pensions, Alberta Benefit packages, and understanding how to access information.
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Care for the Caregiver Remote/Online
Gain support from other caregivers. Learn about resources, communication, how to manage stress and support your emotional wellness.
The volunteer program is designed to provide support to FCSS programs by providing leadership to volunteers.
Setting Healthy Boundaries
An interactive presentation exploring the "traffic light" approach to boundaries and to explore less helpful boundaries.
These rural conferences are a couple times each year and provide seniors an opportunity to learn, laugh and connect with resources within their community.
This is an intergenerational program connecting seniors with local students to share knowledge and develop local friendships.
Bullying & Harassment Awareness
This discussion focuses on identifying bullying and harassment: the various types, negative ways to use power, emotions and feelings, 5 basic emotional needs, the cycle of hurt and self-care.
Support group for adults, 19 yrs and older, who have lost loved ones and are attempting to navigate through the maze of hurt, sorrow, and heartache of grief.
Income Tax Support
Connects eligible individuals with free help in completing their income tax returns. For more information please click.
Seniors Wellness Workshops
Join us for a fun, interactive and informative, workshops geared toward seniors.
Monday Mourning Remote/Online
A Facebook Live video with support and resources to assist you with your loss of a loved one.
Tax Return Clinic
Trained volunteers offering FREE assistance with tax returns to individuals, families, seniors with modest income and simple tax situations, who meet the income criteria.
Getting the Most Out of Life
Getting the Most out of Life through Mindful Awareness: Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally, to things as they are.
Information and Support
Seniors, their families and caregivers can gain information on a variety of topics.
Stress Management & Conflict Resolution
An interactive presentation will explore how we use The Drama Triangle when experiencing stress or conflict, as well as at least one idea for other options for managing stress or conflict.
Support groups provide the opportunity to receive support and strategies from FCSS Seniors Wellness Coordinator as well as from others experiencing similar situations. To find a support group in your area, please call 403-915-7063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Making Mindfulness Moments Remote/Online
Learn to better manage stress by focusing your awareness on the present and developing a different way of relating to your experiences. Participants complete activities and discuss them in a secure online forum at their leisure.
A day filled with entertainment, display booths and a lunch. For more information contact 403-915-7063.
The Brains Response to Stress
We will be discussing the topic of stress and some of the biological components that contribute to the experience of stress. As well as, exploring strategies for effectively managing moments of stress.
Seniors Financial Assistance Programs
Information and assistance with forms for programs and services available to eligible individuals.