PEGASIS Projects

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

Provides both English language classes and assistance outside of the classroom to facilitate immigrant seniors’ use of resources and services within the community, increasing their confidence and ability to independently participate in community.

Project Coordinator: Linda Guenther, lguenther@emcn.ab.ca 

Seniors Community English Gatherings Poster

Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network – Seniors' Centre Without Walls

Provides opportunities for isolated and homebound seniors to socialize, learn new skills and stay connected through a variety of free, interactive telephone-based social and health programming.

Project Coordinator: Heather Drouin, Heather.Drouin@edmontonsouthsidepcn.ca

Seniors' Centre Without Walls poster and postcard

Seniors' Centre Without Walls Program Schedule January-April 2017 

Greater Edmonton Foundation Seniors Housing

Supports low-resource seniors in navigating and connecting to community programs and services so they can participate in and contribute to their communities.

Project Coordinator: Shanika Donalds, sdonalds@gef.org  

LIFT Drive Happiness

Provides city-wide, on-demand, multi-lingual transportation services to low-resource seniors for medical appointments, shopping and recreational outings.

Project Coordinator: Asma Qadri, lhhsa@telus.net

Sage Seniors Association

Provides person-centred case management, long-term social work support and connections to community resources and services that reduce or eliminate the barriers contributing to and/or resulting from the experience of isolation.

Project Coordinator: Bernice Sewell, bsewell@MySage.ca  

Westend Seniors Activity Centre

Increases awareness of seniors programs, services and support available at seniors centres through a marketing campaign, and increases seniors’ participation rates in activities thereby increasing their feelings of connectivity and value.

Project Coordinator: Janice Monfries, execdirector@westendseniors.com