The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) is a member of the SeniorConnect Program, an initiative of the Calgary Seniors' Resource Society.
All of the CFD firefighters are trained to identify the signs and symptoms of an at-risk senior, and help them connect to needed resources.
Calgary firefighters often meet seniors during routine calls or at free blood pressure checks in community fire stations. They can act as a conduit between disconnected or at-risk seniors and the help they may need.
SeniorConnect is a preventive, community-based solution that reached out to seniors and connects them with the support they need to remain independent, healthy and safe in their own homes.