In 2011, the baby boomers began turning 65. With nearly 9,000 residents over the age of 65 in Strathcona County, older adults are a growing demographic. By 2031, the number of seniors in Strathcona County is expected to double - resulting in seniors outnumbering the children and youth in our community, for the first time.
The Seniors Calendar is now available for 2018
The Seniors Calendar is offered free to older adult residents. The Calendar is truly a unique resource for seniors by seniors with all artwork provided by local older adult artists of Strathcona County. Each month provides helpful tips and information. Printed versions of the 2018 Seniors Calendar can found at:
Family and Community Services
(2nd floor, Community Centre)
200, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park
Call Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044, to reserve your copy today.
Looking for help with snow removal this winter?
Snow busters can help.
Are you a resident living in Strathcona County?
Are you physically unable to shovel your snow due to health concerns or illness?
Do you have an annual income not exceeding $26,200 for an individual or $42,500 for a couple?
You might qualify for our Snow Busters program. For more information and find out if you qualify contact 780-464-4044.
Older adults are an asset to our community. As an an age-friendly and caring community, Strathcona County is dedicated to meeting their needs today and in the future.
- Walk-In Counselling
Individual, couple and family counselling
- Elder Abuse Supports
Supports for seniors experiencing elder abuse
- Counselling Groups
Peer support and/or facilitator led
- Home Support Services
In-home support for residents with health related difficulties
- Lawn Busters and Snow Busters Program
Matches volunteers with eligible seniors for lawn and snow maintenance
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Learn the signs and break the silence. If you or someone you know is impacted by elder abuse, there is help available.
Government of Alberta - Seniors Services - Government of Alberta site with several resources for all seniors.
- Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network - Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network (AEAAN) is a network of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse.
Reach Isolated Seniors Everywhere (R.I.S.E.)
Help reduce the social isolation and loneliness of our older Canadians.
For more information: