Adult Day Programs - Through Alberta Health Services, under continuing care services - To assist in independent living
Alberta 55 Plus - Lifelong fitness through active living. Okotoks is in Zone 2 for Alberta (total of 8 zones in Alberta). Many activities for seniors, qualifiers go on to the Summer/Winter games, and the best of these go to the Canada 55 games.
Alberta Blue Cross - Once on the page, click on "find a plan"
Alberta Government - General information
Active Aging Canada - Cold/hot weather tips and so much more
Active Okotoks - Community programs and events for older adults & restorative programs including Living Well, Memory & Aging, and the Move & Groove Social Cafe
Alberta Supports Center - Helping you find and apply for family and social supports
Benefits Finder - At Service Canada, find out what federal, provincial and territorial programs and services you may be eligible for
Calgary Rural Primary Care Network (CRPCN) - In collaboration with your family doctor works to maintain your current good health, manage health challenges, and prevent issues from becoming serious. Offers various classes i.e. exercises, living with chronic pain, food choices etc.
Distress Centre - 403-266-HELP
Elder Abuse - Once on the page, click on province
Emergency Alerts for Albertans - Sign up (or download the app) to stay informed during Town of Okotoks emergencies
Food Bank, Okotoks - Providing emergency food assistance to local families in need
Hair Service, Mobile - Linda Macallum will come to your home for your hair needs - 403-938-7101
Healthy Living Program - Through Alberta Health Services - once on site click on "Healthy Living"
Hospice Society (Foothills Country Hospice Society) - Provides specialized, compassionate, end of life care to adults and support for their loved ones. A registered charity.
Immigrant Services for Foothills Community - Providing comprehensive settlement and integration services throughout the M.D. of Foothills and Southern Alberta to meet the diverse needs to immigrants, refugees and community partners.
Living Strong - Alberta Council on Aging- for all information go to https://acaging.ca/living-strong
Meals On Wheels Okotoks - Provides the timely delivery of nutritious, affordable meals to persons living in Okotoks who have difficulty procuring or preparing food, delivering Monday through Friday at noontime (excluding stat holidays). Partnered with Sandstone Lodge Food Services Department - call 403-938-6404. To volunteer as a driver call 403-498-7291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mesothelioma information - Two websites - Canadian based (offers a free book of 100 questions and answers) and USA based (work one-on-one to help you find what you need) - that give details on what this is, where to find treatment centers and doctors, legal options, veterans, and more
Okotoks Art Council - Volunteer-based organization on a mission to create and maintain a vibrant arts energy.
Okotoks Family Resource Centre - They offer assistance completing government forms for applications, the Volunteer Driver program for medical appointments outside Okotoks, Adopt-a-Sidewalk snow removal program, Recreation Fee Assistance, and Community Volunteer income tax program. Many seniors among our members may qualify for the programs available.
Okotoks Public Library: Phone 403-938-2220. Providing opportunities that enrich, inspire and empower individuals, with access to so much more than books - free public computers, unlimited Wi-Fi, printing, scanning & photocopying, study rooms, curbside pickup, exam proctoring, and a large digital collection at okotokslibrary.ca/eResources.
Okotoks Services and Information - includes information on Covid
Okotoks Social Support Services - includes information on Covid
Okotoks Transit - They are operating as usual during the pandemic but are reducing trip windows to decrease shared ridership, and assisting local grocery stores with deliveries of groceries within the transit area. As of January 1, 2022, they are operating 7 days a week, and new rates are in effect (buy in bulk to save) at okotokstransit.ca/fares-tickets.
Palliative Care / MAID - End-of-life care - Information through Alberta Health Services
Retirement Living in Black Diamond, High River, Okotoks and Turner Valley - The Westwinds communities: independent living at Glen Mead Park, Sheep River House, Spitzee House, Soderberg House, Valley Villa); supported living at High Country Lodge, Sandstone Lodge and Medicine Tree Manor; affordable housing (near market housing, rent subsidy program, community housing)
Rural Community Care - Through Alberta Health Services: assistance in finding and providing resources to promote and maintain health; curative intervention, health promotion and teaching; support and maintenance; end-of-life care. No website - contact information as follows:
Black Diamond Health Unit at Oilfields Hospital - 403-933-8505
High River Home Care Program - 403-652-5445
Nanton Health Unit - 403-646-2277
Okotoks Health & Wellness Centre - 403-995-2600
Rowan House - A short-term emergency women's shelter located in the Foothills of Southern Alberta
Simply Compassion Advocacy Society - In Okotoks - Info regarding persons with dementia; fidget blankets
Town Taxi - 403-975-2233
Volunteer Resource Centre - Through the Town of Okotoks - to learn more about this and other services, or to apply as a volunteer, or call 403-938-8936
Walking Sticks through Urban Poling - Beneficial for pre/post hip or knee surgery, soft tissue injuries, Parkinson's, stroke, MS, chronic pain, cancer rehab, spinal conditions, and older adults