Senior’s Resources

Transportation

Edmonton Transit Services Community Relations
Margaret Dorey Accessible Transit Coordinator Margaret.dorey@edmonton.ca 780 496 5788

Society of Seniors Caring about Seniors (SSCAS)  780 465 0311

SSCAS offers transportation from your house directly to the door of your destination. Service is for low-income seniors over 65 years of age living in south Edmonton. Clients must be registered members and payment is made by tickets purchased in advance. Two business days notice area required. Not available evenings and week-ends. No wheelchairs.

Disabled Adult Tranit Service (DATS)

DATS takes reservation bookings three days in advance of travel, two days in advance of travel, and the day before until noon. Subscription bookings are available for trips required on a regular basis.  All passengers must be registered with DATS before booking trips. For more information, call the DATS Customer Care Centre.

DATS fares are based on regular Edmonton Transit System fares and are approved annually by City Council. DATS users may pay the fare in cash (exact change), by ETS Adult transit ticket or by a DATS monthly pass. Cash fares and/or tickets are collected by the DATS operators. Pass holders must show their pass to the operator each time they travel on DATS.

Fares not accepted on DATS include the ETS Adult Monthly Pass, AISH Pass and Senior Passes.  More DATS information here.

Eldermove  www.eldermove.ca 780 668 9767

LIFT Drive Happiness  www.drivehappiness.ca  780-424-LIFT (5438)

LIFT Drive Happiness is an assisted transportation service for seniors with reduced mobility. We help our seniors with their groceries, accompany them to appointments and lend a friendly ear while driving. Like a trusted friend, we’re there to help with essential errands and give our seniors the lift they need—both literally and figuratively.

 Taxi Service

If you take taxis, you should be aware that the City of Edmonton Vehicles For Hire Bylaw states that “a discount of 10% may be given on the total fare displayed on the meter in a taxi or accessible taxi if the passenger is 65 years or older”. However, it is at the discretion of the driver. Most of these taxis companies have wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Barrel Taxi 780 489-7777

Checker/Prestige Cabs 780 462-4444

Yellow Cabs 780 462-3456

Yellow Cabs offers wheelchair accessible vehicles. Seniors receive 20% off when they purchase a $50 voucher book. Call 780-465-8533 for discount. Voucher books can be delivered free Tuesday mornings or mailed out. Vouchers are redeemable for Barrel, Checker and Prestige Taxis and Yellow Cabs as they are the same company.

Capital Taxi 780 423-2425

Capital Taxi offers wheelchair accessible vans. Seniors receive 10% off when they purchase $25 voucher books. Call 780 468-4679 for discount. Ask about delivery of voucher book.

Co-op Taxi Line 780 425-2525

Co-op Taxi Line offers wheelchair accessible taxis (call 780 423-9131) and specialty vehicles with wheelchair lifts- give 24 hour notice for these specialty vehicles. Seniors receive a 10% discount with the purchase of $100 Co-op taxi coupons. Call 780 425-0954 for discount. Coupons can be mailed to the customer.

 Alternative Transportation

These businesses pick up seniors from their homes and will deliver them directly to their destination; will also wait for them if needed.

Care for a Ride 780 934-2237

Inquire about evening and week-end availability. Service accepts walkers and folding wheelchairs.

Driving Miss Daisy (Southside) 780 462-4580 val@drivingmissdaisy.net http://www.drivingmissdaisy.net

Keeping Seniors Mobile 780 758-6565 www.keepingseniorsmobile.com info@keepingseniorsmobile.com

Keeping Seniors Mobile offers transportation for occasional visits and appointments. Service is available week-days, evenings and week-ends. It will take walkers and wheelchairs if they can be folded up easily and put in the trunk.

Seniors 1st 780 758-5588

Seniors 1st is also available evenings and week-ends. It accepts walkers and wheelchairs.

Seniors Associations

Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton www.MySage.ca 780 423 5510

North Edmonton Seniors Association  www.nesa1.ca 780-496-6969

Newton Seniors Club
Programs are evolving and all ideas will be considered. You are welcome to attend any meeting and share your ideas.  A Newton Community League Affiliate Membership is required. The cost is $5.00 per individual. This membership entitles the senior to vote at senior’s meetings but not at the community league’s meeting.  Contact Pat Moffitt seniors@newtoncl.ca

 

Home Care and Day Care

We Care Home Health Services  780 468 4663  www.wecare.ca chynes@wecarecanada.com

Comfort Keepers www.comfortkeepers.ca 780 465 4665

Victorian Order of Nurses Adult Day Health Care Program  www.von.ca/edmonton 780 466 0293

Alberta Health Services Home Living Adult Day Support Programs  780 735 3361  780 735 3359

 

Miscellaneous Support Services

Edmonton Community Services, Social Worker  780 496 4777

Alberta Caregivers Association www.albertacaregivers.org 780 453 5088

Alberta Seniors Information Line 780 427 7876  www.seniors.alberta.ca

Autumn Living Solutions – Information and Guidance through the challenges of aging  www.autumlivingsolutions.com 780 974 9329

Alberta Health Services – Occupational Therapy Services for Seniors  780 342 6812

City of Edmonton Assisted Waste Collection  780 496 5698  wasteman@edmonton.ca

Good Samaritan Society TeleCare Emergency Response Service  www.gsstelecare.org 780 431 3630

Legal Resource Center of Alberta  780 451 8764

Bethany Lifeline 780 471 2175  www.lifeline.ca

CNIB  www.cnib.ca 1 8000 563 2642

Capilano Hearing Center  780 413 8480

 

Food

Meals on Wheels  www.mealsonwheelsedmonton.org 780 429 2020

Wecan Food Basket Society  www.wecanfood.com 780 413 4525

Sage Savories
Sage Savories are a healthy, nutritious line of single-serve soups, meals, and desserts made fresh in-house and frozen for your convenience. All of our Sage Savories soups, meals, and desserts can be heated in a microwave or conventional oven.    Order Forms here.  780-423-5510