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 2018/2019
Our service fees are based on the combined income of your household so please bring your income tax assessment for 2017 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 online (calgary.ca/fairentry or call 311 and have them mail you a contract) or you may pick one up from the centre. Please follow the instructions carefully so as not to delay the process. Fair Entry 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. Email or call New Executive Director.
HELP NEEDED If you are physically able and want to earn extra money, work experience, volunteer hours; please contact Dianne Gray the Executive Director.
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
The Outreach Worker is a registered Social Worker/Service Coordinator employed through Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society (a member of ‘The Way In: Calgary Older Adult Services’). The Outreach worker provides office hours at Greater Forest Lawn Seniors Citizens Society.
Wednesday afternoons(once a month only)from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
The services provided by the Outreach Worker are free, confidential, and on a drop-in basis. However, if you would like to make an appointment, or have difficulties getting to the centre, please call front reception (403) 272-4661, or the Outreach Worker directly at (403) 266-6200.
Services provided by the Outreach Worker include:
a needs assessment to discuss what support you may need to remain living independently
assistance filling out forms and applications
advocacy to support you through complicated application processes
provide information and referrals to programs, benefits, and services that may be helpful to you.
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.
Information to note: First Wednesday only 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