Our social work teams provide a range of short and long term support, depending on the situation, urgency, and complexity of need.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES
Provides information about services available for older adults
Completes forms and applications for government benefits, transportation, and housing needs
Accesses services and supports for individual situations and preferences
Informs about activities in the community and provides opportunities to meet new people
Provides support during difficult life transitions, and helps older adults with complex issues such as elder abuse, mental health challenges, financial difficulties, homelessness etc.
As a partner of The Way In Network, referrals for service can be made by calling:
EMERGENCY SOCIAL WORK RESPONSE
An older adult who is at-risk or in crisis may have problems accessing food, clothing, or housing, or may be experiencing more complex issues such as mental health decline; caregiver stress; homelessness; or elder abuse.
A SeniorConnect worker will address immediate concerns, stabilize the crisis, and secure appropriate community supports.
If you are in distress, or are concerned about an older adult and feel they need urgent help, please call:
(Distress Centre Calgary 24-hr Crisis Line)
Open Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm