GFLS 55+ is proud to partner with the LINKages Society. LINKages facilitates innovative intergenerational programs and services which encourage involvement, transfer of knowledge, and capitalize on the strengths of youth and seniors to foster strong Alberta communities.
Calgary Seniors' Resource Society - Outreach Program
We at GFLS 55+ are proud partners with Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society. They provide a registered social worker/outreach worker at the facility each Wednesday afternoon from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. The services provided by the Outreach Worker are free and confidential. Appointments are drop-in only, however If you need to make an appointment, or have difficulties getting to the centre, please call front reception (403) 272-4661. Services provided by the Outreach Worker include:
- Assesses needs and recommends services that can help. - Shares information on services available for older adults. - Helps with applying for available benefits, transportation, and housing. - Provides opportunities to meet new people in your community. - Supports during difficult times such as the passing of a family member caregiver burnout, elder abuse and mental health challenges. If you would like more information on Outreach Services, or other programs and services provided by Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society, please call (403) 266-6200 or visit calgaryseniors.org. Need more than one appointment? To get a referral for longer-term support call 403-SENIORS (403-736-4677). Information to note: Wednesday 1:00pm to 4:00pm Free & confidential. Drop-in basis. For an appointment call (403) 272-4661
Memory P.L.U.S. (Practice, Laughter, Useful Strategies) is a community-based program offered by Alberta Health Services. People with a medical diagnosis of dementia, as well as their caregivers attend Memory PLUS for group support. They meet at Greater Forest Lawn Seniors Centre because of the generous donation of space.
Good Food Box
What is the Good Food Box?
The Good Food Box (GFB) makes top-quality, fresh fruit and vegetables available in a way that does not stigmatize people, fosters community development and promotes healthy eating.
How does it work?
The GFB gives people in Calgary and surrounding areas a way to buy fresh fruit and vegetables at a very low cost. A hands-up as opposed to a hands-out program, the GFB operates by buying bulk quantities of fresh, top-quality produce directly from farmers and distributors through the Food n More program.
The boxes, which are delivered according to a city-wide and surrounding areas schedule, contain the maximum produce possible for the price.
Participants pre-order their boxes from Greater Forest Lawn 55+ Society. Once a month the boxes are delivered by Community Kitchen staff and dedicated volunteers to each depot. Depots include churches, community centers, senior centers, apartment complexes, etc. Currently there are 160 depots in Calgary and surrounding areas, 70 of which are public.
Box size & cost $20.00 for a small 20+ pound box $25.00 for a medium 30+ pound box $30.00 for a large 40+ pound box
GFB fights hunger - with good nutrition!
All GFB's are pre-paid and are ordered on week before the monthly delivery.
Each box contains the same combination of fruit and vegetables, but the contents change with each delivery.
A depot can be any place where 5 or more boxes are ordered.
Jackie Drake and Tracey-Dubas-Ward are licensed, practical nurses offering foot care. The cost is $30 per person. The Foot Clinic will be held on Wednesday by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Clinics will be held every 2nd Wednesday of each month.
3425 26 Ave SE
OFFICE HOURS Mon to Thurs: 9am-12pm (lunch) 1pm-4pm Friday: 8am-12pm (closed Fridays for the summer) Sat & Sun: Closed