Adult Day Program
The Adult Day Program is structured on social and recreational activities designed to stimulate the participant’s functional abilities to promote maximum independence and quality of life vital to the physical, mental, emotional, and recreational needs of the individuals. ADP assists individuals to remain in their own homes as long as possible and provides support to those caring for individuals in need. For more information please contact Ruth at 780-459-0433.
The Outreach Program provides assistance, information and referrals to programs and services for seniors in St. Albert and surrounding areas. The Outreach Coordinator provides the necessary support required to access the required support program. The program collaborates with other community services and programs to promote the independence and well-being of St. Albert seniors. Please contact Tara for more information at 780-459-0433.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is a community service which has been provided to St. Albert residents since 1973. Meals on Wheels has been successfully operating from the St. Albert Senior Citizens’ Club since February 2008. This program allows seniors to remain independent in their homes and also offers a visit from a friendly volunteer from their community. For further information please contact Brenda at 780-459-0433.
Opportunities for individuals, community groups, youth and other organizations exist at the SASCC. We rely on a strong core group of volunteers to help deliver our programming and services. Without our volunteers, the level of services we provide would not exist. In 2009, the SASCC had a 25% increase in volunteer hours. Volunteers contributed over $500,000 worth of hours to the club. If you are able to give us a few hours of your time, please call 780-459-0433 for more information.
Seniors and youth have common, basic human needs; to be intellectually stimulated; to develop self esteem; to maintain links between the past and future; to feel purposeful; to enjoy meaningful relationships; to have a sense of place in relation to the rest of society; and to feel competent, worthwhile, and affirmed. SASCC has been working with youth agencies and schools to encourage intergenerational collaboration. We participated in the Katimavik Program which brought a youth volunteer to the centre for several months throughout the year. Youth volunteer programs, leadership programs, Grand-friends programs, Christmas programs and everyday interaction between seniors and youth in our community only reaffirms that resources are more wisely used when they connect the generations rather than separate them.
There are several programs offered at the SASCC that speak to the social isolation issue. In collaboration with FCSS we are striving to further define the different types of social isolation in order to develop much needed programming in this area. Currently SASCC offers Social Lunch and a variety of recreational, creative and leisure activities daily that provide an outlet for isolated seniors.