Community Resources

Community Resources:
Edmonton & Area:
AMA Seniors Transportation Guide – Mobility is freedom. And as we get older, the need for transportation alternatives becomes even more apparent. Luckily, in Alberta there are a number of services that offer safe driving alternatives for seniors.  AMA has put together this incredible resource and guide to help seniors and their families find support around transportation.
Brain Care Centre – Brain Care Centre is a non-profit organization stemming from the merger of NABIS (Northern Alberta Brain Injury Society) and EBIRS (Edmonton Brain Injury Relearning Society).  Brain Care Centre offers programs and services at no cost to adults (18+) who have sustained an acquired brain injury and their families.  Services are offered from Edmonton and area to the communities along Highway 16 from Stony Plain all the way to Jasper with offices in Edmonton and Edson.  Through service coordination, counselling, occupational therapy, electronic device training, and volunteer programs Brain Care Centre strives to empower others to Defy Limitations!
Compass Centre for Sexual Wellness – Compass Centre for Sexual Wellness is a charitable organization that provides sexual health education and counselling services in Edmonton and surrounding communities.
Edmonton Addictions and Mental Health Community Linking Program – “To provide leisure programs for adults with mental health concerns, who would benefit from supportive leisure environments.” On this website you can find a complete list of community activities available in Edmonton.
Edmonton Leisure Access Pass – The Leisure Access Program (LAP) allows eligible low-income Edmontonians to access participating City of Edmonton recreation facilities through an annual pass or a subsidized monthly pass.
Edmonton & Area Guide to Mobility and Independence – A comprehensive listing of essential services and transportation providers in Edmonton and outlying communities (7th Edition – 2016).
Edmonton Program Guides – These guides list the recreation, community, and school programs offered by the City of Edmonton. To register for programs online, visit eReg.
Intergracy Outreach Membership/Contacts List for Edmonton area.
Parkinson Alberta – Edmonton & Area Programs – Parkinson Alberta offers a variety of programming opportunities for people with Parkinson disease, their care partners and families, and health care professionals. Their programs fall into four categories; all designed to help people living with and affected by Parkinson’s lead a healthy and active life!
Pride Centre of Edmonton – Provides a non-judgemental, welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions can be themselves and find support and resources. The Pride Centre fulfills the important role of being a primary point of contact for people who are seeking information about the diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity and for those who are looking for a welcoming place of acceptance. We offer support and resources for members of the LGBTQ community, their families and friends and the broader community.  We organize programs such as support groups, social events, and educational seminars to help improve the social, mental, and physical health of our community.
Area Public Libraries: Edmonton (EPL), Stony Plain, and Spruce Grove.
Online: TracPac, The Alberta Library (TAL), OverDrive (via Trac)
Raising Edmonton – Things to do in and around the Edmonton area with kids, as a group, or family.  Most activities are low cost.
Royal Alberta Museum EduKits (for Grades 1 to 3) – The Royal Alberta Museum offers these traveling kits to let you bring some of the Museum into your facility; kits come with hands-on objects, images, and information for participants & facilitators. Advance bookings are required. Book Edukits and Reminiscent Kits in advance by emailing: book.ram@gov.ab.ca.
Royal Alberta Museum Reminiscing Kits – Individuals, families, clubs, and schools have made excellent use of these kits which value and support the collective efforts of our community in remembering its’ heritage. Each thematic kit contains carefully selected artifacts, which may be handled by participants and lends itself well to storytelling and group discussions.
Sage – INSPIRING & SUPPORTING SENIORS TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE! The Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (Sage) was established to enhance the quality of life of older persons and their families through the work of staff and volunteers, and in collaboration with stakeholders.
Spruce Grove Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar – Various programs and events around Spruce Grove.
The Steadward Centre for Personal and Physical Achievement – The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement actively supports inclusion and independence for children, youth and adults living with impairments. We do this through knowledge-sharing, research, education, and collaboration with local, national and international organizations.
Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre Multi-Heritage Kits – Experience inter-generational and inter-cultural fun and interaction with their award-winning Multi-Heritage Kits Program, comprised of themed Kits containing Programming Tools that span past to present. In facilitated Programs with hands-on activities, authentic artifacts and visuals trigger memories, stimulating story-telling and sharing of experiences. Guidelines and Activity Suggestions ensure appropriate use of the Kits to gain optimal benefit and enjoyment when embarking on a Sentimental Journey!
Wellness Network Edmonton – Recommended by a classmate; “For community mental health programs the wellness network is awesome. It has calendars laid out for all the PECSS and is organized by each. Click on wellness dimensions and choose one from the drop down list. It will bring up events and a calendar for each one.”
Westend Seniors Activity Centre
Edmonton: (780) 483-1209

Please feel free to send me the valued resources you use in your community, I would be happy to add them here for others to explore.