COVID-19 Information for Seniors
This page was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a resource for Edmonton seniors and their families.
If you're looking for information about events, activities, and things you can do from home, please reference our news & events for seniors page.
If you work or volunteer for a seniors organization and are looking for information, please also refer to our News for Seniors Organizations page.
Public Health Restrictions
For the latest on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, visit: http://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx
Transportation Available for Seniors Seeking COVID-19 Vaccine
Those who do not have the means to get to their vaccine appointment by getting a ride from a family member, friend, taxi, or an alternate transportation source should dial 211 for help connecting with local community transportation supports.
Community organizations able to provide vaccine transportation supports are asked to contact 211 Alberta (780-392-8722 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Local assisted transportation provider, Drive Happiness, is also currently offering door-through-door transportation for seniors seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. This program is ideal for lower income seniors with mobility challenges or limited access transportation. For more information, contact Drive Happiness at 780-424-5438 or email@example.com.
For immigrant, refugee, and newcomer seniors, information about the COVID-19 pandemic has been translated into different languages for ease of access.
- This web page by End Poverty Edmonton list a variety of resources.
- Dr. Bing Li from the Edmonton Chinatown Care Centre has created an informative series of COVID-19 videos in Cantonese.
- This collection of multilingual resources by the COVID-19 Printable Project includes handouts on testing, self isolation, and self-management.
- This resource collection by the COVID-19 Health Literacy Project and Harvard Health Publishing provides information about COVID-19 in 35 languages.
- The Immigrant Education Society in Calgary provides links to COVID-related and self-help resources in multiple languages.
COVID-19 Disability-Related Resources
- The Canadian Association of Community Living (CACL) developed a new resource page with disability-related COVID-19 information.
- The CNIB Foundation is offering a virtual version of their popular Vision Mate program.
Current Service & Programming Options
Section updated June 29, 2021
With COVID-19 public health restrictions lifting effective July 1, 2021 organizations which serve and support older adults may be resuming in-person operations and programming to varying degrees. Below are helpful links for individuals looking to connect with those organizations.
Edmonton Seniors Centres
ESCC Member Organizations