Seniors programs and services
We offer various services to Calgary's seniors and many resources to ensure our seniors and safe and healthy. activities, services and programs specifically for seniors.
- General information
- Safety and elder abuse
- Housing/home support services
- Recreation programs and fee assistance
General seniors information & resources
Safety and elder abuse
Fire safety for seniors: Fire safety for seniors is critical as they make up the largest high-risk group for injury and death by fire. Changes in an older person's sensory and physical functions can make it difficult for them to detect smoke or fire and to quickly exit. Read some practical tips about fire safety in the home.
Preparing for an emergency as a senior: Being prepared before disaster strikes is the best way to manage an emergency situation. For an aging adult, emergency planning may require some additional thought. Read some tips to will help you start planning for an emergency.
- Elder Abuse: What it is and what you can do
Access Calgary: Access Calgary is responsible for managing the eligibility, booking, scheduling and dispatching of shared-ride, door-to-door transportation services for Calgarians with disabilities.
Seniors Citizens' Transit Pass: The Senior Citizens' Yearly Transit Pass enables individuals 65 years and older to ride Calgary Transit at a reduced rate.
Housing/home support services
Housing options navigation tool: This tool can be used by people looking for housing options for themselves, professionals who work with older clients and their housing needs, or by family members or friends who are providing care and support to an older person.
Property Tax Assistance Program: The City of Calgary offers financial assistance to low-income homeowners who see an increase in their property tax. If you are a residential property owner experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for a credit on your property tax account through the council-approved 2005 Residential Property Tax Social Support Program.
Snow Angels: Snow Angels are individuals who shovel a neighbour’s sidewalk just to be a good neighbour. A Snow Angel can be especially helpful to older adults, people with limited mobility and anyone else needing help, even on a temporary basis.
The City of Calgary offers a wide range of leisure programs and services to make your free time creative and stimulating.
Seniors' week & Active Aging Week: Seniors' Week is a celebration to acknowledge the contributions of seniors in Calgary. We host a number of free age-friendly classes and events during Active Aging Week.
Recreation Program Registration: Browse the available programs and register.
Gentle Fitness: Classes are offered to respond to the varying needs of individuals including older adults, those recovering from injury or experiencing chronic health conditions.
Recreation Fee Assistance Program: Fee Assistance is available for Calgary residents in financial need to help make recreation more affordable.
Check out Calgary Recreation’s Active Aging Strategy – our commitment to get older Calgarians more active and creative more often.