Support Seniors This Holiday Season

As we enter the holiday & festive season, it's a perfect time for thinking of our older adults and ways we can support them. Take a look at these opportunities for giving below! Some have pretty quick deadlines. Happy Holidays everyone!!

Across Alberta

London Drugs: Stocking Stuffers for Seniors: Deadline Dec 8, with some locations extended to Dec 11.

Edmonton & Area

Homes Instead: Be A Santa to a Senior. Check out this website for locations to find what a senior has requested and help to fulfill that wish.

Christmas Bureau of Edmonton: Explore this website for opportunities to help those in need this holiday season.

Central Alberta

Family Services of Central Alberta: Gifts for Grandparents: Last day of donations is Dec 14- see the website for further information.

Calgary & Area

Calgary Seniors' Resource Society Merry Mail: Create a card to send to a senior this holiday season or donate.

Seniors Secret Service: Although the deadline has passed, you can still donate, volunteer or there are other opportunities to support & help.

Other Ways to Support Locally

~ Check in with local senior lodges or living facilities if they have any holiday programs or needs for certain isolated older adults.

~ Check in with your Primary Care Network if they have any initiatives, collections or programs.

~ Check in with local churches or community centres if there's any opportunities or ways to volunteer.

~ Consider Social Work or Dietician consults for Holiday supports and resources available like hamper baskets, additional funds/grants, connections to charities.

~ Consider making a food donation to local food bank.

~ Consider doing random acts of kindness like shovelling snow, brushing off snow off a car, baking treats, making extra meals to freeze, singing carols, etc.

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