Seniors - Grande Prairie and Area, Alberta

There are approximately 2321 seniors over the age of 65 in Grande Prairie, Alberta (2000 stats) 973 males and 1348 Females. Age 55-64 there is a total of 1918 people. (986 males/ 932 females) In 2015 the number of Seniors in Alberta was 8%. By the year 2030 the number is expect to increase to 17%.




Wild Rose Villas - more info

Pioneer Lodge - more info

Dieppe Manor - more info

Heritage Lodge - more info

Senior Housing is for seniors 65 and over. There are three different types of units from self-contained apartments, senior enhanced apartments for independent living and full service seniors lodges. In January 2014 a survey showed that 30% of Canadian Seniors went back to work after retiring either part time or full time, as most of those did it due to financial reasons as expenses were higher than expected. Many of those said they should have started saving for retirement at an earlier age.


Lakeview - Clairmont - more info

Grande Spirit Foundation - more info

Golden Age Centre - more info




SENIORS SERVICES - GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA

SENIORS OUTREACH:
The one-stop shop for information for seniors who turn 65. Applications are available for Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Spouses Allowance, Canadian Pension, Alberta Seniors Benefit, etc. Located at #102, 9905-101 Avenue, Grande Prairie. (780) 539-6255.

MEALS ON WHEELS:
Serving the community since 1972, is a non-profit community service that delivers hot, nutritious meals. Helping seniors, disabled, convalescent, or those who lack the strength or motivation to prepare adequate meals for themselves. (780) 539-3901.

PEACE COUNTRY HEALTH:
Continuing Care Centres are located in Grande Prairie, Hythe, Spirit River, Fairview, Grimshaw, Peace River, Manning, McLennan, High Prairie, Valleyview and Grande Cache. Peace Country Health also offers Continuing Care Programs including the Adult Day Program, CARE Program, Home Care, Palliative Care, Regional Placement and more.

PEACE COUNTRY HEALTH LIFELINE:
Lifeline, is the leading personal response service, that ensures help is available at the press of a button, 24 hours a day.(780) 538-4597.



MORE SENIORS INFORMATION:
The Alberta Senior Citizens Housing Association (ASCHA) is a registered society and operates as a non-profit association. The membership consists of over 100 organizations operating over 18,000 Senior's Housing units across the Province. For up-to-date information on the many complexes in the Peace Country contact: www.ascha.com

ALBERTA SENIOR CITIZENS SPORTS & RECREATION ASSOCIATION:
Seniors from 55 and up can get together to compete with other seniors in other zones in Alberta. There are 8 zones in Alberta with Games Competitions held every 2nd year. Competitions include: carpet bowling, floor curling, slow pitch, horseshoes, table tennis, cycling, darts, badminton, pool, swimming, golf, card games and many more events.

CHANGES TO OLD AGE SECURITY BENEFITS (2012)
Starting April 1, 2023, the Government of Canada will be raising the age of eligibility for Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement from 65 to age 67. For some, the Old Age Security amounts to about $500-$600 a month income. For those who will be eligible for OAS in 2013, will have the option of delaying receiving OAS in exchange of having a higher monthly payment at a later date. Each year you delay OAS will increase payment by .6% (2017 info). Delaying CPP will increase payment 8.4% each year.


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