Sources to support social interaction: Helping you socialize

Seniors Centres play an important role in supporting seniors in the community. These centres provide services, information, programs, and activities in various locations throughout the province. Most seniors’ centres have annual membership fees ranging from $1 - $45.

Socialize and stay connected over the phone. Seniors' Centre Without Walls offers recreational activities, health and well-being topics, and friendly conversation for older adults who find it challenging to access programming in person. For older LGBTQ2S+ people, Edmonton Pride Seniors Group offers monthly community focused, shared experiences (by telephone). 

A Community League is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization formed to meet the needs and interests of residents within a defined geographical area. To find one in the Edmonton and Calgary areas visit Edmonton Community Leagues and Calgary Community Associations.

Libraries provide a variety of services, programs and resources for seniors. Learn more about what your local library has to offer.

Many seniors’ organizations in Alberta offer programs for seniors to promote active living, limit social isolation and help seniors make contributions to their communities. The Directory of Seniors’ Organizations in Alberta provides information about many organizations across the province. The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council publicizes the Recreation and Wellness Directory for Older Adults on a yearly basis. 

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) provides social supports, programs, and services in many communities. Programs vary by region. Contact your local FCSS office for more information about programs and services in your community.