Service Directory

A comprehensive service directory for seniors, families, care takers and service providers in the region.

Alberta Health Services: Diagnostic Imaging Services

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Work 7 Hospital Street Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1P2 Work Phone: 780-791-6161 (press 3)

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All diagnostic imaging requests require a referral from your family physician or authorized healthcare practitioner.

Call 24-48 hours after the referral is made to book your appointment.

Diagnostic Imaging includes: X-Rays, ultrasounds, MRI’s, CT scans, nuclear medicine scans, mammograms, fluoroscopies, bone density tests, and some heart tests.

Alberta Health Services: Public Health (Anzac)

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Work Anzac Community Hall 4 Christina Drive Anzac, AB T0P 1J0 Home Phone: 780-791-6247 Booking Phone Number for Immunizations
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Visits Anzac twice per month 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Call in advance to book any request for immunizations. Will accept walk-in requests. Visits Anzac twice per month.

Immunizations are provided such as: Tetanus, Pneumococcal, Influenza during the flu season, and the Shingles vaccine (Shingles vaccine is provided on a pre-booking basis and there is a charge to receive this vaccine)

Provides guidance and referrals to clients who are seeking a service within the health care system that is not offered through Public Health.

Alberta Health Services: Public Health Promotion

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Contact: Carolyn Evancio Work 113 Thickwood Blvd. Fort McMurray AB T9H 5E5 Work Phone: 780-714-5637 Website: www.albertahealthservices.ca

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Provides services, programs and support to seniors to enable them to live as healthy and independently as possible. This includes presentations and resources on healthy living including benefits of active living, disease and cancer prevention, injury prevention.

Walk On Program: A free walking program, in collaboration with St. Aidan’s, Alzheimer’s Society, and MacDonald Island, for seniors on the upper level track at MacDonald Island to encourage seniors to be active and connect with others in the community. Contact Carolyn for more information.

Carpet Bowling: A free program offered for Seniors 55+ at MacDonald Island Park in the Nexen Energy Fieldhouse. No registration is required. Partnered with St. Aidan’s Society, MacDonald Island Park and Alzheimer’s Society.

Alberta Health Services: Social Work Home Care/ Continuing Care Unit

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Contact: Ashley Roswell Work 7 Hospital Street Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1P2 Work Phone: 780-788-1309 Website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/cc/Page15328.aspx

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The Home Care/Continuing Care Social Worker provides a range of generalist social work services to clients and their families, including, but not limited to:

Assessing client/family resource based needs related to finances, housing, transportation, employment, immigration and diversity services, and other relevant resources.
Referral to specialized resources and programs (diabetic programs, addictions treatment and mental health counselling services).

Psychosocial support and crisis intervention to clients and families during periods of crisis, vulnerability, and transition.
Supportive and adjustment counselling during periods of bereavement, new medical diagnosis, adjustment to chronic illness, caregiver support, end of life planning, coping, family stress, and life transitions.

Advocate for client/family centered care, and resources.
Liaise/collaborate with community supports to enhance client/family care.

Alberta Ombudsman

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Contact: Marianne Ryan Work 9925 109 Street, Suite 700 Edmonton, AB T5K 2J8 Home Phone: 1-888-455-2756 Website: http://www.ombudsman.ab.ca
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Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed for Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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Responds to complaints of unfair treatment by provincial government authorities and designated professional organizations.
Services provided by the Ombudsman are free of charge.

Alberta Quits

Work Phone: 1-866-710-7848 Website: albertaquits.ca
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Monday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

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A free smoking cessation service for all residents of Alberta.

Cessation Counsellors will help you develop a quit plan, deal with cravings, and provide ongoing support to keep you motivated.

And interactive online support network is available on their website 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Alberta Seniors Benefit

Work Alberta Supports Center 1st Floor, Provincial Building 9915 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K9 Work Phone: Alberta Supports Contact Centre: 1-877-644-9992 Website: www.alberta.ca/alberta-seniors-benefit.aspx
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Alberta Supports Centre (In-person services suspended until further notice)

Monday to Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: Closed

 

Alberta Supports Contact Centre

Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: Closed

 

 

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Alberta Seniors Benefit

After age 65, the primary source of income for older Albertans comes from the Government of Canada through Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, and Canada Pension Plan.

 

As a supplement to these programs, the Alberta Seniors Benefit provides a monthly benefit to eligible seniors with low income to assist with living expenses.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Must be 65 years of age or older

Be a Canadian citizen

Lived in Alberta for 3 months

Receiving Old Age Security

 

Supplementary Accommodation Benefit

Support seniors with low income who reside in a designated supportive living or long-term care facility. Eligibility for this benefit is assessed once a health care facility reports that senior is a resident and confirms their bed type.

 

For more information call the Alberta Support Contact Centre for assistance

Alberta Supports – Special Needs Assistance for Seniors

Work Alberta Supports Center 1st Floor, Provincial Building 9915 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K9 Work Phone: Alberta Supports Contact Centre: 1-877-644-9992 Website: https://www.alberta.ca/seniors-special-needs-assistance.aspx
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Alberta Support Center (in-person service is suspended until further notice)

Monday to Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday, And holidays: Closed

 

Alberta Supports Contact Centre

Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday, And holidays: Closed

 

The Special Needs Assistance for Seniors Program provides seniors with low income with financial assistance toward the cost of some appliances and specific health and personal supports. Up to $5,105 is available in a benefit year.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Must be 65 years of age or older

Have applied to the Alberta Seniors Benefit Program

Be a Canadian Citizen

Lived in Alberta for 3 months

 

For more information call the Alberta Support Contact Centre for assistance.

Alzheimer Society Fort McMurray

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Contact: Shannon Smith-Gagne Home The Redpoll Centre at Shell Place 1 C.A. Knight Way Ft. McMurray, AB T9H 5C5 Work Phone: 780-714-6127 Work Phone: Edmonton Number: 780-488-2266 Website: http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/ab

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The Alzheimer Society’s education programs, website and other resources help individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias understand the disease and the community resources available.

 

First Link®: An early intervention program that connects people living with dementia to the Alzheimer Society for services and support. The program reduces barriers by ensuring people are connected to key supports at the time of diagnosis or as soon as possible after a diagnosis is made.

 

Seeds of Hope Family Learning Series: An educational series offered online at http://www.ASANTCafe.ca and designed to reflect the progression of dementia at all stages. Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s: A family-friendly way to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer Society. The Walk helps create positive memories for those living with dementia and is a key fundraising event in Fort McMurray. The event happens annually in June.

 

The Alzheimer Society also participates and partners in community events such as Walk On – A free walking program for Seniors to attend at MacDonald Island Park, and Carpet Bowling for Seniors 55+ at MacDonald Island Park in the Nexen Energy Fieldhouse.

Angel Flight Alberta

Work 16106 87th Street NW Edmonton, AB T5Z 3K3 Work Phone: 780-756-0086 Website: https://www.angelflightab.ca/

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Angel Flight Alberta assists rural Albertans and who must travel long distances for medical services. If you have a medical and or financial situation that makes it difficult or impossible for you to travel by conventional means fill out an online referral form or contact Angel Flight Alberta by phone.

 

Provides free air transportation for people needing medical services at hospitals and centralized Medical Care Facilities in Edmonton and Calgary. Using a network of volunteer Pilots, aircraft owners and ground support to fly as needed, and as often as our capacity allows.

 

If ground transportation is required upon arriving to your destination Airport, contact Angel Flight Alberta to determine if a courtesy vehicle is available or a volunteer is available to chaperone you to and from your medical appointment.

 

Donations to Angel Flight Alberta can be made online or by sending a cheque to their office.

Anzac Family Community Support Society

Work Phone: 780-334-2450
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Various activities are held with the Anzac Family Community Support Society.

 

Please call 780-334-2450 for more info.

Anzac Grocery

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Work 1-232 Stony Mountain Road, Anzac, Alberta T0P 1J0 Work Phone: 780-334-2710 Website: https://www.facebook.com/AnzacGrocery

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Anzac Municipal Office

Contact: Viola Pindog-Seguin Work 105B-4 Christina Drive Anzac, AB T0P 1J0 Work Phone: 780-334-2298 Work Phone: Viola: 587-919-5092 Website: www.rmwb.ca/living/Communities/Anzac.htm

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To discuss any issue that is Municipally related please contact Viola.

Anzac Recreation Centre

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Work 237 Stony Mountain Road Anzac, Alberta T0P 1J0 Work Phone: 780-793-6900 Website: www.anzacrec.ca

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Senior Membership Fees (Ages 60+ Willow Lake Senior Resident pricing only)

Daily Pass – $7.00

10 Visit Punch Pass – $56.00 Monthly Membership – $35.70 Yearly Membership – $190.05

Includes access to the Suncor Community Leisure Centre in Fort McMurray.

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)

Work 9915 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4 Work Phone: Alberta Supports Contact Centre: 1-877-644-9992 Work Phone: Provincial Call Center: 1-866-477-8589 Work Phone: Toll free TTY: 1-800-232-7215 Website: https://www.alberta.ca/aish.aspx
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Monday to Friday: 8:15 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: Closed

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AISH provides financial and health benefits to eligible albertans under the age of 65.

 

If you have a disability that limits your ability to earn a living and is likely to remain permanent, visit https://www.alberta.ca/aish.aspx for information on the application process.

 

If receiving AISH  and turning 65, an AISH Generalist will discuss the transition process to Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Canada Pension Plan, and Alberta Seniors Benefits.

 

For more information, call Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992.

ATB Financial

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Work Downtown: 11 Haineault Street Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 1R8 Home Timberlea: 315 Powder Drive Fort McMurray, Alberta T9K 0M3 Work Phone: Downtown: 780-790-3300 Work Phone: Timberlea: 780-588-2588 Website: http://www.atb.com

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ATB offers a free Seniors chequing account.  The Freedom Account is available to Seniors in Alberta ages 59+.

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation

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Contact: Patricia Lepine Work 108 Wylie Avenue Fort Chipewyan, Alberta T0P 1B0 Work Phone: 780-697-3730 Work Phone: Toll Free: 1-888-420-7011 Website: www.acfn.com

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Contact:

Patricia Lepine

Current Chief and Council:

Chief: Allan Adam

Councillor: Flossie Cyprean

Councillor: Tim Flett

Councillor: Hazel Mercredi

Councillor: Teri Villebrun

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Care Program

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Contact: Pauline White Work All events are held at the Youth and Elders Lodge Work Phone: Pauline: 780-697-3207 Work Phone: Toll Free: 1-888-420-7011 Website: www.acfn.com

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Pauline White

All Elder members can contact Pauline for any assistance with housing needs, income tax, and assistance filling out any government and special needs forms.

Contact Pauline for Elders special events such as Seniors’ Days and cultural gatherings.

Athabasca Tribal Council

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Home 9206 McCormick Drive Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1C7 Work Phone: 780-791-6538 Website: www.atcfn.ca

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Provides required programs and services, and specified strategies to assist member First Nations and their membership in building capacity and the protection of Aboriginal & Treaty rights and traditional territories.

Assistance is provided to Elders and Seniors in the region through health care, medical transportation, home support assistance.