Family and Community Support Services

Seniors' Week 2022 - FREE Seniors’ Activities

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Monday

  • 10:45AM to 11:45AM - Free aqua fit followed by refreshments at the Edson Leisure Centre
  • 1:00PM to 2:00PM - Tile painting and puzzle swap at the Edson & District Public Library

Tuesday 

  • 11:45AM to 1:00PM - Soup, sandwiches, and cake at the Pioneer Cabin
  • 4:00PM - Seniors’ Week Supper at the Royal Canadian Legion - Joe Wynne Branch #51. Free tickets can be picked up at the Legion, the Edson Civic Centre, the Parkland Lodge, or the Pioneer Cabin. Doors open at 4:00, and supper starts at 5:00. 

Wednesday

  • 11:30AM - Barbecue and movie at the Nova Theatre. The barbecue begins at 11:30AM and the movie Dog will play at 1:00PM.

Thursday 

  • 9:00AM to 10:30AM - Seniors’ Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Hall
  • 11:00AM to 1:00PM - Popcorn, smoothies, and recycling information at the Edson & District Recycling Society
  • 2:30PM High tea, tours, and games with prizes at the Galloway Station Museum

Friday

  • 9:30AM to 11:30AM - Steps & Sips Walking Group at the Edson Drive trail head followed by free coffee
  • 11:00AM to 2:30PM - Barbecue and parking lot party at the Parkland Lodge

Saturday

  • 1:00PM to 5:00PM - 80s themed Art in the Park, open to everyone!

 

Do you have a neighbour who goes above and beyond for the community? The Neighbour of the Month program gives you the opportunity to recognize those individuals for their acts of good will and call attention in a positive way. This individual can be a newcomer or a longtime resident of any age or background that makes a positive difference in your neighbourhood. The winner will receive a prize pack and public recognition for their kindness.

Have someone in mind? Complete the nomination form below and send it to LexiA@edson.ca

FCSS Neighbour of the Month Nomination Form

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Join fellow seniors in Chair Yoga and Walking Group.

Seniors Chair Yoga
Thursdays from 10am
Outdoors at Millennial Park
*Class on February 10th at the Red Brick Arts Centre
Instructed by Chelsea Baudin

Chair Yoga is a safe way to improve your health! Join Chelsea every Thursday at 10am for an hour of chair yoga. It is an excellent way to loosen and stretch muscles, reduce stress and improve circulation. It also reduces anxiety, helps to lower blood pressure, protects joints and builds strength and balance.

Walking Group
Fridays from 9:30-11:00am
Start at Edson Drive Trailhead
Walk with us! We'll be walking through Edson and ending at local coffee spot Sacred Groundz for a free medium coffee or tea on us. Starting and ending point will be Millennium Park. 

Interested or need more information? Call 780-723-4403. 

Drop-Off Form

(Updated May 5, 2021) The Town of Edson Civic Centre is now closed to the public. The Town of Edson FCSS Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is no longer welcoming individuals to complete their taxes by appointment.

To complete taxes through our drop-off system please email Lexi at lexia@edson.ca and she will provide you with a form that needs to be filled out. These forms along with your tax information can be dropped off at the Town of Edson drop-box anytime. The taxes will be filed and you will be called when they are completed. We need some important information such as your date of birth and address, so please do not drop-off your taxes without filling out the form and attaching it to your taxes. The link to the form can be found above.

Income thresholds are as follows: 1 person income is $35,000 or less, 2 person income is $45,000 or less, 3 person income is $47,500 or less and each additional person adds $2,500 thereafter. We understand that it has been a difficult year, so if you have any questions about the income threshold please call Ali at 780-723-8616. We accept simple tax returns only, which means no business income, capital gains, depreciation or recent deaths. This program serves mainly low income, seniors, students, persons with disabilities. A current tax return is required for federal benefits to continue without disruption, such as government pensions and child tax benefits, so please look to having your taxes done as soon as you have received all of your T-forms.

We will not be accepting walk-ins. Please call 780-723-8616 to make an appointment, inquire about drop-offs or for more information. We look forward to helping our community again this year! Thank you to our amazing CVITP volunteers for sticking with us through these challenging times, we couldn’t do it without you.

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Senior's Newsletter - Fall 2021

Senior's Newsletter - Summer 2021

Senior's Newsletter - Spring 2021

Senior's Newsletter - Winter 2021

 

 

Edson Seniors Newsletter - published quarterly and available on our website, at Seniors Pioneer Cabin, Town of Edson, Repsol Place, Independent, Sobey's, Heatherwood & Heritage Court Apartments, Primary Care Network, Yellowhead County Office, Parkland Lodge

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211 Alberta uses the online searchable database www.InformAlberta.ca  to store information on resources. 211 Information and Referral Specialists, Alberta Crisis Line workers, Health Link operators, community partners, and professional service providers can access this database to provide referrals to callers and clients which enables people to make informed choices to improve their quality of life. 

211 Alberta can be accessed by anyone in participating municipalities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone and online.

  • If you are an agency providing services in the Edson area and would like to be entered in the 211 Alberta database, please contact Tanya at 780-723-4403.
  • Having trouble finding a resource in the Edson area?  Give us a call at 780-723-4403 and we'll help you find what you need.

If you need to make changes or submit new agency/organization information please visit:

https://www.ab.211.ca/211-for-help/new-listing

Email: database@ab.211.ca

Join the Edson Interagency:

The Edson Interagency is an informal group with over 85 members and growing. Meetings are held monthly and allow for agency and organization presentations, information sharing and updates. Generate partnerships, meet fellow service providers, and get to know the Social Services Community of Edson and Area. Guests from surrounding communities are welcome. All shared information is emailed out to members through the chair.

Join by calling Sarah at 780-712-3500 or sending an email to sarahm@edson.ca

Information recently shared through the Edson Interagency. 
Including: contact information, service updates, lists of services provided, ongoing group or workshop information, information that does not expire*

*Information that expires includes: upcoming events and programs, please visit edsonandareaevents.com to post or browse all upcoming events and programs

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