Greater Forest Lawn 55+ Society provides valuable services to our members at affordable costs. For more information please read below. To apply you can call, email, or visit us.
Snow and Mow
Snow & Mow is an affordable yard care and snow removal service in Calgary for qualifying seniors living in the Greater Forest Lawn area, who need assistance with lawn, yard care and snow removal.
Snow Removal: This program runs from November to March. Snow outside these official dates will be on a per shovel fee as time and staff allow.
Snow Service for 2019/2020
Our service fees are based on the combined income of your household so please bring your income tax assessment for 2018 so that your income can be verified. There are two programs that may be applied for and these are dependent on income. It is best to do this before applying for our program. Special Needs : To see if you qualify please contact 1-877-644-9992. (Limited to 1200.00/yr from July 1 to June 30) Fair Entry : Applications are available through the City of Calgary. Fair Entry application has to be applied for each year.
To apply for these two programs: Snow removal and Yard work are two separate programs. You need to apply for each service individually. Call Marilyn at 403-272-4661
Contact us to apply for Snow & Mow: Phone: (403) 272-4661 Email: admin@email@example.com
Housekeeping We have housekeepers that can be scheduled to come and do basic cleaning for you . Call Marilyn for more details at 403-272-4661
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.
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.
Greater Forest Lawn Seniors Centre members can join the Older Adult Fall Prevention Committee. 403-955-1550. This committee plans activities to celebrate November Fall Prevention month. Annual campaign materials can be found on the Finding Balance website www.findingbalancealberta.ca