About Our Charity
Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society (Calgary Seniors) is an innovative organization that strives to keep seniors healthy, independent and safe in their homes as long as possible. For over 23 years, we have provided a depth of support that creates meaningful and effective change in the overall well-being and quality of life for vulnerable seniors in our city.
Calgary Seniors serves some of our community's most unfortunate seniors. They are low-income, often have mobility challenges, health issues, and other mental health concerns. Many have no family or support systems in place. They are isolated, lonely, sad, challenged, often humble, and just need a little help.
What makes us so unique is that we effectively combine specialized and registered social workers with volunteers and volunteer programs that work hand-in-hand; not only do we assist in a crisis, but we provide ongoing assistance to ensure seniors are supported appropriately long-term.
Our social workers help with managing life’s daily affairs and challenges: Our team of Outreach workers provides information and long-term support while connecting seniors to the services and resources they need in order to remain independent and active within their community. They provide case management and assist with accessing financial benefits and other entitlements, finding appropriate housing, and accessing food and medical care, just to name a few.
Our volunteers help deal with the loneliness and day to day living: Volunteer programs such as Friendly Visiting, Assisted Shopping, Telephone Reassurance, Escorted Transportation to medical appointments and Pet Assist ensure seniors are connected with people who care on a regular basis and receive the support they need when they need it.
Our agency helps with community awareness and engagement: SeniorConnect online training, CaregiverConnect and Take Care Be Aware workshops are just a few of our community based programs that educate the community on seniors issues and support seniors and those who are caring for a senior in their life.
Our goal is to ensure that no senior falls through the cracks!