Service Directory

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

We are in the process of updating our full directory, please stay tuned for full Fort McMurray and RMWB directory!

Spinal Cord Injury Alberta

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Contact: Stephanie Myrick Home Shell Place – Redpoll Centre 1 C.A. Knight Way Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5C5 Work Phone: 587-410-2603 Work Phone: 587-645-0771 Website: www.sci-ab.ca
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Provides support with grants and information services regarding accessibility, parking and mobility aids

Community advocacy for accessibility and safety in the community.

Loan program for wheelchairs and other mobility aids.

Facilitator for Discovering the Power in Me, a program designed by the Pacific Institute to help people overcome physical changes and help to cope with the emotions surrounding a change in mobility.

Contact Stephanie for assistance or for any questions about programming.

St. Aidan’s Society

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Home Redpoll Centre at She1l Place 1 C.A. Knight Way Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5C5 Work Phone: Heather: 780-743-4370 Extension 1 Work Phone: Pam: 780-743-4370 Extension 2 Website: http://www.staidanssociety.ca
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For Outreach: Heather Landeen

For Elder Abuse Information: Pam Burns

Providing Seniors and their Caregivers in the Region with an easy to access online guide of Services that are available. Visit the St. Aidan’s website for up to date information. Contact Heather for more information or to order a hard copy of the available resources.

Seniors Outreach Program: Provides support to Seniors in the region through assessment, referral and collaboration with other service providers to assist them with accessing services to help enhance their quality of life and remain independent.

Elder Abuse Program: Provides elder abuse information, presentations, and resources for older adults, service providers and community members or groups.

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

Tax Preparation

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Contact: Crystal Lund Home 105B-4 Christina Drive Anzac, Alberta T0P 1J0

Tax Preparation

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Contact: Crystal Lund Home 105B-4 Christina Drive Anzac, Alberta T0P 1J0 Work Phone: 780-972-7008 Website: www.rmwb.ca/living/Communities/Anzac.htm
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Assistance for all seniors with annual tax returns. Trained CRA certified volunteers available.

Call Crystal for information or to book an appointment.

Tax Preparation

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Contact: Mary-Jean Quintal Home 245 Northland Drive Conklin, Alberta T0P 1H0 Work Phone: 780-714-1069
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Contacts:

Mary-Jean Quintal and Ingrid Jensen

Ingrid volunteers to complete income tax returns for Seniors aged 65+.

This is a free service.

Contact Mary-Jean to arrange an appointment.

The Bridge Radio 91.1 – Old Enough to Know Better

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Contact: Carina Francis Work 9803 King Street Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3G5 Work Phone: 780-791-5911 Website: www.911thebridge.com
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Old Enough to Know Better is a 30-minute radio program, which focuses on the Senior community in Fort McMurray.

Topics have included: The Willow Square Development, Elder Abuse, How to Prevent Scams and Fraud, Housing, Sidewalks and Roads, and Medical Facilities.

Each week the show’s hosts Jerry Neville and Vaughn Jessome speak with different organizations about topics that relate to Seniors.

Old Enough to Know Better airs on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. on 91.1. All episodes are also available on the Bridge’s Facebook page-http://www.facebook.com/911thebridge

The Centre of Hope

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Contact: Amanda Holloway Work 1 McLeod Street Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1Z4 Work Phone: 780-743-3912 Ext 222 Website: www.fmcentreofhope.com
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The Centre of Hope offers a variety of programs to individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Daily drop-in programs provide laundry and shower facilities, nourishment, breakfast programs, personal hygiene items, assistance with applications, appointments, and referrals to other community resources.

The Centre of Hope is a participant in Alberta’s 10-year Plan to end homelessness through the Housing First Program. They work with the individual to set goals to maintain housing, employment, and re-integrate into the community. For more information about the program contact Amanda.

The Salvation Army of Fort McMurray

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Family and Community Services Contact: Dianne Rice Work Phone: 780-743-4135 Work Fax: 780-791-2909 Website: www.salvationarmy.ca/Alberta
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Direct Contacts:  Dianne Rice (Family and Community Services Coordinator) and Florence Bouchard (Family and Community Services Department)

There are emergency accommodations for those in need. This includes 56 emergency shelter beds and 35 emergency mats for those who are homeless. Available for both Women and Men.

A soup kitchen is offered at the Salvation Army on Saturday, Sunday, and Statutory holidays.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. They will also serve a second meal from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Family and Community Services Department will help to provide low-income seniors with resources such as financial help with prescriptions and free clothing from their thrift store. An application for need will be filled out and assessed by Dianne and Florence.

Toronto Dominion Bank (TD)

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Work Downtown: 8600 Franklin Avenue (Plaza 2) Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 4G8 Work Timberlea: 331 Powder Drive Fort McMurray, Alberta T9K 0M3 Work Phone: Downtown: 780-743-2261 Work Phone: Timberlea: 780-790-6911 Extension 226 Website: http://www.tdcanadatrust.com
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TD offers Seniors ages 60+ 25% off their monthly service banking fee.

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Contacts:
Downtown: Reception
Timberlea: Lorraine Zacharias

TD offers Seniors ages 60+ 25% off their monthly service banking fee.

Twedys Nail Salon

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Home 1 C.A. Knight Way Work Phone: 587-452-8306
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Located inside MacDonald Island Park on the Second Floor across from the Gym.

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Every Tuesday and Thursday all those 55+ will receive a 15% discount.  Free coffee while you wait.  A 15 – 20 minute foot massage for $2 per minute.

Waypoints

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Contact: Jason Beck Work Phone: Sexual Trauma Support Line: 780-791-6708
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Waypoints offers various programs and services to those dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse and homelessness.

Next Steps Program: Provides women who are currently in shelter with risk assessments for violence, safety planning, advocacy (court or agency), goal setting and support.

Emergency Shelter: Unity House, is an Emergency Women’s and Children’s shelter. It can be accessed 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by women with or without children. Waypoints maintains a 36-bed shelter and provides emergency, temporary accommodations for a period of 21 days.

New Beginnings Program: A closed support group for women who are in an abusive relationship and/or who have left an abusive relationship and are starting over. The focus of the program is to explore personal history and relationships. This is to help clients understand the origins of relationship problems and to set concrete goals for growth and improvement.

Waypoints

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Contact: Nicole Greville Greville Work Phone: Family Violence Crisis Line: 780-743-1190
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The Waypoints Outreach Team travels to Anzac weekly and meets at the Community Hall. The Outreach Team typically travels with 1 Trauma Counsellor and 1 Outreach Coordinator. Together, they provide:

  • 1 on 1 counselling to people affected by family violence.
  • Support, information and referrals to people affected by family violence.
  • Community awareness of family violence.
  • To connect people affected by family violence to community resources.
  • Provide assistance and advocacy to clients who have experienced difficulties accessing community services.
  • Connect rural communities with resources and supports surrounding family violence.

Waypoints

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Contact: Nicole Greville Greville Work 100-130 Prospect Drive Fort McMurray, AB T9K 2Z5 Work Phone: Office: 587-537-8903 Extension 115 Website: www.waypointswb.ca
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The Waypoints Outreach Team travels to Anzac weekly and meets at the Community Hall. The Outreach Team typically travels with 1 Trauma Counsellor and 1 Outreach Coordinator. Together, they provide:

  • 1 on 1 counselling to people affected by family violence.
  • Support, information and referrals to people affected by family violence.
  • Community awareness of family violence.
  • To connect people affected by family violence to community resources.
  • Provide assistance and advocacy to clients who have experienced difficulties accessing community services.
  • Connect rural communities with resources and supports surrounding family violence.

Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association

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Contact: Julia Evasiuk
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Direct Contact:  Dan Edwards and Colin Samson
Dan can be reached at Extension: 231
Colin can be reached at Extension: 222

The Wood Buffalo Food Bank provides programs and services that provide the resources and education necessary to ensure food security for all citizens in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Distribution of food hampers to low income seniors.
Call Dan or Colin for eligibility and to set up an appointment.

Volunteer opportunities are also always available. You can volunteer any time during hours of operation, or the Food Bank is open for volunteers on the second Saturday every month 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact Dan or Colin for more information.

Basic Shelf Program: Six week cooking class for all those who are wanting to learn how to cook on a budget. Contact Yvonne Ormson to sign up Extension 227

Slow Cooker Program: A free 6 week cooking program; participants share a slow-cooker meal, discuss a health and nutrition topic, and assemble the ingredients for a recipe to take home and prepare. All participants receive a free Slow Cooker. Contact Yvonne to sign up Extension 227.

MOBILE PANTRY PROGRAM
The Mobile Pantry Program is an outreach program available to Anzac, Conklin, Janvier, and Fort McKay.
Contact Mike for eligibility.

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Distribution of food hampers to low income seniors.

Call Julia for eligibility and to set up an appointment.

Volunteer opportunities are always available.

Volunteer Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Contact Julia to volunteer.

Basic Shelf Program: <
Six session cooking class for all those who are wanting to learn how to cook on a budget. Contact Yvonne Ormson to sign up Extension 227

Slow Cooker Program:

A free 6 session cooking program; participants share a slow- cooker meal, discuss a health and nutrition topic, and assemble the ingredients for a recipe to take home and prepare. All participants receive a free Slow Cooker. Contact Yvonne to sign up Extension 227.

Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association – Mobile Pantry Program

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Contact: Mike Janssens
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Distribution of food hampers to low income seniors. Call Mike for eligibility.

Mike delivers to Anzac once per month. Call Mike a week prior to have your order prepared and to determine the exact date of delivery.

Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association – Mobile Pantry Program

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Contact: Mike Janssens Home 10117 King Street Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3J1 Work Phone: 780-743-1125 Extension 226 Website: http://www.woodbuffalofoodbank.com
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Distribution of food hampers to low income seniors. Call Mike for eligibility.

Mike delivers to Conklin twice per month. Contact Mike for exact dates and a week prior to have your order prepared.

Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation (WBHDC)

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Work 9011-9915 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 2K4 Work Phone: Applications and Corporate Office: 780-799-4050 Work Phone: Maintenance Office: 587-539-2964 Website: www.wbhadc.ca
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For Seniors under the age of 65 and do not qualify for Senior Housing units various other affordable housing programs are options.

Affordable GAP Rental Housing: Affordable GAP rental housing is typically priced 10 to 20 percent below market rates. Applicants are usually placed in available housing on a first-come, first served basis, though flexibility may be exercised for those in extreme need.

Social Housing: Social housing is provided at rental rates generally calculated as a fixed percentage of income, which ensures housing costs do not deplete earnings. To qualify for social housing, your income must be insufficient for you to afford either market-priced or affordable GAP rental accommodations.

Marshall House Transitional Housing: Under the Housing First model and the Region’s 10-year plan to end Homelessness, there are19 units with a shared kitchen, and 10 one-bedroom apartments on its second and third floors. Call for eligibility or to apply. $700 for second floor – shared kitchen and $1050 for third floor with own kitchen.

 

 

Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation (WBHDC) – Senior Housing (Rotary House, Legion Manor, and Araubasca House)

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Contact: Ingrid Blasius Work 10116 Fraser Avenue Fort McMurray, AB Work Phone: 780-715-2358 Website: www.wbhadc.ca/prospective-tenants/seniors-housing/
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Contacts: Ingrid Blasius, Terry Richardson

 

WBHDC provides housing to seniors in Fort McMurray at Rotary House, Legion Manor, and Araubasca House.

Assistance is provided to seniors 65+. You must have been a resident of the Region of Wood Buffalo for a minimum of three months before applying.

Rent will be based on 30% of your income. If renting at Legion Manor or Araubasca House, there is a $50 per month charge for the cost of utilities.

Legion Manor and Araubasca House are Independent living units. Suites are one-bedrooms with a kitchen. *No Pets are permitted*

Rotary House is Supportive Living. Meals and basic housekeeping services are provided with an extra fee of $515 monthly. There is a full-time recreational coordinator who organizes regular in-home programs.

Wood Buffalo Regional Library (WBRL) – Books By Mail

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Contact: Customer Service Work 1 C.A. Knight Way (MacDonald Island Park) Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5N5 Work Phone: 780-743-7800 Website: www.wbrl.ca/using-the-library/outreach-services
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“Books by Mail” offers residents an opportunity to order books, DVDs, and CDs and have them shipped directly to Fort Chipewyan.

Memberships are free.

Items will be delivered to the Fort Chipewyan Municipal Office and held for 7 days after you have received notification that it has arrived.

Items can be kept for six weeks, and returned to the Municipal Office.

Wood Buffalo Regional Library (WBRL) – Books Program

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Contact: Customer Service
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Contact Customer Service to request books, DVD’s, or CD’s be sent to you by mail or when the Wood Buffalo Regional Library visits Anzac; which is twice per month.

Items can be delivered to the Municipal Office and will need to be returned within six weeks.

Apply for a Wood Buffalo Regional Library card online or during their next visit. Locations to be determined, contact customer service to determine when they will be in Anzac next.