Senior Centres

  
  

Bassano Pioneer Damsiter - Drop in Centre

​The Pioneer Damsiters Drop-In Centre in Bassano is a wonderful gathering place for seniors. The facility is a Town owned, volunteer operated facility. Activities that take place on a regular basis in the Drop-In Centre are bingos, luncheons, card parties and socials. Membership $10.00 per person yearly and new members are always welcome!

Call 403-641-4072 for more information


Damsiters Drop In Centre Brochure.pdf

Brooks & District Seniors Outreach Society

​Provides meaningful programs to seniors that promote a healthy lifestyle and allow them to enjoy their lives and remain independent for as long as possible.

Organizes Meals on Wheels and Seniors House Cleaning - attached are application forms.

Home Cleaning Services Assessment Form.pdf

Meals on Wheels Assessment Form.pdf

Brooks call 403-362-4131 or email seniors.outreach@telus.net

Fair Entry Program - Medicine Hat

The Fair Entry program is designed to assist low income families/individuals to enjoy programs throughout the city through subsidized user fees. 

Eligible users will have access to the following:

-Recreation User Fee Assistance - 50% off up to $100 per year for City of Medicine Hat regular-priced recreation program and admissions at the Family Leisure Centre, Crestwood Recreation Centre and city-run outdoor pools. 

-Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre Galleries (Art, Museum, Archives) – 50% off maximum of $20 per year admission to the Galleries. 

-Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre Education Programs – 50% off percent off up to $100 per year for educational programs directly provided by staff. 

-Seniors Centre/Meals on Wheels – 50% off fees up to $100 per year for programs and/or services that are directly provided by staff (*note: a separate application is required to access the Meals on Wheels program).


For questions specific to the Fair Entry application or process, please call 403-502-8001. See link below for further information and application form.


Fair Entry Program Information and Application 2019

Golden Age Club - Bow Island

​Food & Recreation Services for Seniors

Located in Bow Island, call 403-545-2992

Good Samaritan Society - Medicine Hat

The Good Samaritan Society at South Ridge Village offers seniors multiple levels of support and the opportunity to age in peace.

Overview:
1 Day Program
42 Supportive Living Suites
20 Supportive Living Dementia Suites (Two Dementia Care Cottages)
10 Long Term Care Dementia Suites
70 Continuing Care Suites

Admissions are coordinated by the Alberta Health Services Placement Coordinator in Medicine Hat (403-528-8000).

Call the facility at 403-528-5050 for further information.

Oyen & District Seniors Association

​The Oyen Seniors Association (216 2 St W, Oyen, AB) is situated directly across the street from the Oyen Seniors Lodge. Annual membership fee is $10.


Contact Information:

Bill Burns 

Phone: (403) 664-2340, Email: wburns@telusplanet.net


Jessie Battrum

Phone: (403) 664-2515, Email: battrumjessie@yahoo.ca

Services for Seniors at the Veiner Centre & Strathcona Centre

Senior Services are offered at the Veiner Centre, at 255 Woodman Ave SE, and Fitness Classes are offered at the Strathcona Centre, at 1150 5th Street SE in Medicine Hat.

Strathcona Centre

The Strathcona Centre has reopened and is a hub of activity for the 50+ crowd. They offer drop in sports in the gymnasium and new equipment in the fitness centre. Fitness classes are also offered. For more information, please call 403-529-8307.

 

Veiner Centre

Senior Services promotes the well-being of people 50+ through various support services through the Veiner Centre. This centre is both run by a dedicated team of city staff members, as well as a huge amount of support from volunteers and community partners.

Veiner Centre main phone number: 403-529-8307

Seniors Outreach: 403-529-8368 
Health, Fitness & Recreation: 403-529-8307 
Information Office: 403-529-8307 
Meals On Wheels: 403-525-8885
BRANCH Senior Support: 403-504-1811 ext. 114

 

Supportive Counseling Services

Held on the second Wednesday of each month. Members of the Medicine Hat Senior Services can access Supportive Counseling Services for a FREE telephone or in-person consultation with Medicine Hat Family Service professionals on stress management, family issues or health and age-related losses. Call 403-529-8307 to book a free 1 hour appointment, in the newly renovated private office in the Veiner Centre.

 

DILLS - Drop In Life Long Learning Series

Held one Wednesday per month from September through May. 

 

Wellness Wednesday Presentations

Held one Wednesday per month from September through June. Please register by calling 403-529-8307. 

 

 

Care Partner Support Meeting

The Alzheimer Society is holding a Care Partner Support meeting for family and friends of those living with dementia. This will take place on the first Thursday of every month at 10:00am at the Veiner Centre. If you are interested in attending this drop-in program, please call the Alzheimer Society at 403-528-2700.