> Home > Living > Seniors' Resources > Seniors Support Services: Social Resources

Seniors Support Services: Social Resources

Government Representatives

Alberta Provincial Government

Your Member of the Legislative Assembly can assist individuals and groups with provincial matters.

Mr. Tany Yao (UCP)

Legislature Office

Legislature Office
5th Floor
9820 - 107 Street
Edmonton, AB
Canada T5K 1E7
Phone: (780) 644-7129
Fax: (780) 638-3506

Constituency Offices

Constituency Office
Suite #102
9912 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB
Canada T9H2K4
Phone: (780) 790-6014
Fax: (780) 791-3683

If your call to your MLA is long distance, please dial 310-0000 then the area code and the phone number you would like to reach in order to receive toll free access.



Federal Government

Mr. David Yurdiga (C) 
Hill Office

House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Telephone: 613-992-1154
Fax: 613-992-4603

Constituency Office

10021 Biggs Avenue 
Suite 112
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 1S4
Telephone: 780-743-2201
Fax: 780-743-2287

Municipal Government

Mayor Don Scott
(780) 743-7009

7th Floor, 9909 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 2K4

Members of Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Council

Councillor Profiles

Senior Housing

Rotary House

(780) 791-1160
10016 Fraser Avenue
T9H 5E9

Assisted living to seniors 65 years and older. Rent based on income.

Araubasca House

10203 Main Street
Seniors apartments for limited income - 65 years and older.

Legion Manor

10116 Fraser Avenue
Seniors apartments for limited income —65 years and older.

Wood Buffalo Housing and Development Corporation

(780) 743-4140
Above the HUB
203-10020 Franklin Ave
T9H 2K6

Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation (WBHDC) is focused on fulfilling its mandate to provide affordable housing and related services to senior citizens and low and middle income families living within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

WBHDC offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of seniors as well as moderate to low income individuals and families. For further information about our programs and to download an application form visit the website at www.wbhadc.ca or, contact the Applications Office at the number listed above to see if you qualify for one of the housing programs.

Emergency Housing

Marshall House

(780) 715-1870
10095 Marshall StreetFort McMurray, AlbertaT9H 1X6

Provides emergency shelter and interim housing to assist individuals and couples with getting established.

Center of Hope

(780) 743-3912
1 McLeod Street

McMan Youth and Family and Community Services Association
Senior Outreach Worker

(780) 743-9721
9916 Manning Ave

The Support Through Housing Team Society (STHT)

(780) 748-1239
200-10010 Franklin Avenue (RedPoll)
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 2K6

STHT provides hard to house individuals and families in our community with the structure and support they need to address critical issues necessary to obtain and maintain permanent housing. Services are also provided to individuals at risk of losing their housing due to their circumstances.

Salvation Army Emergency Shelter

(780) 743-4135
9919 MacDonald Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 1S7

For men only and offers a bed and meals on a first-come, first-served basis. Clients must be sober. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and close at 11:00 p.m. Clients must leave by 7:30 a.m. for the day. Lockers are provided so that personal items can be left during the day. A hot, cooked meal is provided at 5:00 p.m.; breakfast is served in the morning and a bagged lunch can be taken out.

Salvation Army Mat Program

(780) 743-4135
9919 MacDonald Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 1S7

Operates September 1st to March 31st, and opens each evening at 5:00 p.m. Doors close at 11:00 p.m. Accepts both men and women on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is specifically designed for clients who may be under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Unity House

(780) 743-1190

Provides shelter and supportive services to women and women with children who are victims of domestic violence.

Seniors' Services

Alberta Aids to Daily Living

(780) 791-6250
310-0000 then (780) 427-0731

Covering Hearing Aids and other medical or surgical supplies for rehabilitation or respiratory equipment. Costs based on income. Check with local hospital.

Alberta Council on Aging

(780) 423-7781

A voluntary organization that seeks to increase understanding of the impact of aging on both society and individuals. Works for individual and social change; enhances the participation of the elderly in mainstream society.

Alberta Health Care Insurance

310-0000 then (780) 427-1432

If you are a senior 65 years of age or older, you may get help with the costs of prescription drugs for you and your dependants under the Coverage for Seniors plan.

Alberta Seniors Information Line


Information about provincial benefits and grants for senior citizens.

Arthritis Support Centre

Sponsors a Arthritis Self-Management Program and a 6 week course to help people with arthritis gain control of their disease.

Fort McMurray City Transit

(780) 743-4157
Free for seniors over 65 years of age.

Government of Canada Income Security Programs—Widow's Spouse Allowance

For spouses between 60-64 with low income. Alberta Seniors Toll Free line provides information about provincial benefits and grants for seniors.

Lifeline Program

(780) 791-6108
Tuesday & Wednesday
9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Service for anyone who requires monitoring in their homes due to a medical or physical need.

Meals on Wheels

(780) 790-0900
Provides a hot meal daily to seniors and shut-ins experiencing difficulties in meal preparation. Meals delivered daily at noon.

Programs for Seniors

Published by Alberta Community Development. To obtain free copies of the booklet call 1-800-277-9914.

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Seniors Program

(780) 799-8673
Toll free 1-800-973-9663
Main floor, 9909 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 2K4

To consult, advise and coordinate services for seniors, senior groups and boards.

Rotary House Seniors Lodge

(780) 791-1160
10116 Fraser Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 5E9

A seniors housing complex that provides affordable assisted independent living for seniors.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 165

(780) 743-2329
9317 Huggard Street
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 1C4

Ladies Auxiliary, Senior Support, Youth Support, Veterans Service Bureau.

Specialized Transportation (The Bus)

Registration/booking line
(780) 743-7909

Provides door-to-door transportation for all senior and handicapped citizens for education, employment, medical or social outings. Equipped with hydraulic lift and wheelchair tie-ins. A minimal fee is charged.

The Golden Years Society

(780) 743-4088
10111 Main Street
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 2G6

Operates the Seniors Activity Centre. Provides assistance to complete income tax, pensions and benefit applications. Call for a schedule of activities such as aquafit, bowling, floor curling, booce, card games, dances, fun-days and weekly luncheons.

Veterans Affairs Canada

(780) 495-3762

Provides a wide range of services and benefits to eligible veterans and civilians, their dependants and survivors.