Important Message Regarding COVID-19: ElderCare Edmonton Closure
Update March 25, 2021
ElderCare Edmonton has been closely monitoring the number of COVID cases in the Edmonton area and, due to an increase in cases, our organization has decided to continue to temporarily suspend in-person programming out of an abundance of care and caution for our clients and staff.
We have every confidence in the work being done by Alberta Health Services to address COVID cases, and will continue to work closely with AHS in sharing information and abiding by all COVID safety criteria including PPE, infectious disease prevention protocol and an enhanced cleaning regime.
As the situation related to covid cases in Edmonton continues to evolve we will re-evaluate our ability to provide programming at our sites. In the meantime, we are continuing to provide wellness calls, activity booklets and our weekly “Well Connected” online programming.
Please feel free to contact any member of our management team for more information.
Sandra Stemmer, Executive Director
780-434-4747 (ext. 1201)
Connections Day Program - Fulton Place School
Krista Mulbery or Katelyn Poulin, Program Manager
780-434-4747 (ext. 1202) firstname.lastname@example.org - Krista Mulbery
780-434-4747 (ext. 1204) email@example.com - Katelyn Poulin
Vitality Day Program - Central Lions Seniors Center
Krista Mulbery, Program Manager
780-434-4747 (ext. 1202)
Daybreak Day Program - West End Seniors Activity Center
Katelyn Poulin, Program Manager
780-434-4747 (ext. 1204)
Well Connected Program
A community based, virtual day program
ElderCare Edmonton is excited to announce our new program with our community partners Caregivers Alberta - Well Connected!
We will be hosting a virtual, community-based day program through Zoom every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Well Connected is open to individuals of all ages in Alberta.
Well Connected will help our participants to stay engage with their community, keep their mind and body active, while reducing social isolation.
The details are below:
Time: Wednesdays from 10-11 am and Thursdays from 1-2 pm.
Place: Your place!
You’ll have to register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/well-connected-tickets-10193840…, where you’ll receive a Zoom link to the program. If you’re not familiar with Zoom, check out this link - https://support.zoom.us/…/artic…/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.
ElderCare Edmonton Society is a non-profit, community based organization serving our clients in Edmonton since 1980. We provide therapeutic recreation adult day programs. Focusing on a client centered approach, fostering independence in the community, we facilitate programs to improve the lives of seniors affected by social isolation, reduced cognitive function and reduced mobility.
To view our Program Monthly Calendar’s click the links below:
Mission, Vision & Values
Mission Statement: To strengthen seniors and their caregiver’s independence and quality of life through excellence in recreational programming”
Meaningful living for all seniors.
Caring and Empathy
How to Access ElderCare
In an effort to focus our resources we use the following admission criteria. If you or a loved one identify with any of the following:
- Unable to access regular social opportunities
- Living in the community or non-continuing care facilities
- Able to function as part of a group
- Require minimal assistance with personal care and eating
- Require medication reminders or assistance with medication
- Do not demonstrate behaviors which may be harmful to themselves or others
Please use the steps below as a guideline.
Step 1 : If you receive Homecare services, contact your Homecare case manager to request an assessment for day program services.
If you DO NOT receive Homecare services, please call ElderCare at (780) 434-4747. Staff will be happy to assist you in accessing a day program.
Alternatively, a self-referral can be made through Community Care Access intake line at (780) 496-1300.
Step 2 : All referrals must be made through Alberta Health Services. Admission is based on availability and program location.
Once your referral is received at ElderCare you will be contacted by one of our staff to schedule an intake visit to discuss location and availability.
Step 3 : A program manager will arrange to meet with you and/or your caregiver, either in your home or at the day program location. During this meeting we will discuss attendance, transportation, fees, additional care needs as well as all other services provided by ElderCare.
Step 4 : Welcome to the program!