Town of Canmore

International Day of Older Persons

Support for Seniors


Click on the titles below to expand each section and learn about the different supports available to you.

Canmore Holistic Therapies
Canmore Holistic Therapies provides Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, and Reflexology services. Customized treatments aimed to release tension, improve mobility and help support ones physical, emotional and spiritual well being. 

Contact: Pauline Winterstein
P: 403-707-8197
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101 Mountaineers Business Center, 75 Dyrgas Gate 

Canmore Hearing Centre
Contact: Grazyna
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Senior Care
Private home care for seniors. Companionship, errands, help with cleaning and cooking, driving to and from appointments. 

Contact: Catherine McAllister
P: 403-763-1564
Canmore Downtown Dental
Full general dentistry services (cleanings, digital x-rays, fillings, crowns, bridges, etc.) Has an accessible lift for any mobility requirements.

P: 403-678-4717 
Job Resource Centre Banff & Canmore
Individuals are assisted with finding work in the Bow Valley or with exploring career opportunities. Assistance includes free access to computers and printing as well as job search help, resume preparation and individual coaching. Bow valley employers benefit from a free-of-charge job posting service, HR consulting, workshops, hiring fairs, labour market information and an interview room. Services available in both official languages.

P: 403-678-6601
Bow Valley Regional Housing
We are a not for profit organization providing caring and affordable housing to older adults and other residents of the Bow Valley Region.

P: 403-678-5922
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Bow Valley Addiction & Mental Health
Support provided with those dealing with life stressors, sleep issues, relationship/communication issues, grief, life transitions such as retirement, and stress caused by chronic illness/pain. Support can take place over the phone of through Zoom in the comfort of your own home. Self referral available through Access Mental Health 1.844.943.1500. Clients do NOT need to be diagnosed with a mental illness to access this support.

P: 403-678-4696
FCSS Program Coordinator
FCSS provides the following services for Older Persons:  Cycling Without Age, Meals on Wheels, Specialized Garbage/Recycling Collection, Snow Angels, Helping Hands, Volunteer Driver Program, Community Volunteer Income Tax Program and Friendly Caller, Self-referral to all programs by calling 403.609.3743

P: 403-678-7129 
Canmore Recreation
Fit for Life 50+ 

This is a gentle, low impact class great for older adults, as well as people who are new or returning to fitness, focusing on good posture and good movement patterns. We will work carefully to increase aerobic fitness, strength, flexibility, coordination, agility, balance and body awareness. This class will help you to gain energy, maintain independence, increase balance and mobility, feel healthier and not to mention get out of the house and meet new people! This takes only an hour out of your day, but it may provide many more hours to your life! Please remember to bring a mat to class for stretching. 

Canmore Recreation Centre room 200 
Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm 
Instructor: Sandy Kelly
Phillips Lifeline - Medical Alert System
With the Philips Lifeline medical alert service, you get fast, easy access to a trained Response Associate to request the help you want – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our goal is to help you, as an older adult feel more confident and safe so you can continue living independently. 
Bow Valley Primary Care Network
At Bow Valley Primary Care Network we offer programs and services to help you manage your health. Approximately fifty family physicians in the Bow Valley work with our inter-professional healthcare team to address your wellness concerns and help you achieve your health goals. We provide Active Living, Dietitian, Lactation, Nursing, Pharmacist, and Behaviour Change consultations plus a variety of community education and health programs for anyone residing in the Bow Valley.  All services are paid for by Alberta Health (free of charge). 
Canmore Seniors Association
A charitable, volunteer-led organization, Canmore Seniors Association enhances the lives of our members through indoor and outdoor activities, social events and learning opportunities. Annual membership, $45 per year, is open to all seniors 55 years and older.  Scheduled indoor activities and events take place at our well-appointed downtown Canmore Seniors Centre.  Our hall, including our patio and garden, is available for social events, meetings and celebrations.

P: 403-678-2457
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Bow River Funeral Service Ltd.
Serving the entire Bow Valley from our funeral home location in Canmore 24 hour personal and professional services with 64 years combined service as licensed funeral directors in Alberta. 
Canmore Public Library
The Library contributes to the well-being and health of our community by providing information and supporting literacy. Memberships are free and because of our participation in the Marigold Library System, our library is a single point of access to millions of movies, books (including large print), CDs, and DVDs , e-resources and services for patrons with print disabilities. Due to COVID-19 we currently offer modified services and programs, and have added hours for vulnerable patrons and curbside pickup appointments.

P: 403-678-2468
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Footcare by Iryn
Certified Master Pedicurist. Foot care specialist who performs non-invasive treatments. Focuses on the hygienic and esthetic care for the toe nails and soles of the feet. Addresses diabetic, geriatric, unsightly and uncomfortable conditions, including ingrown toe nails; dry, cracked heels; calluses and corns. 

P: 403-707-8397
YWCA Banff, Programs & Services offers support, safety planning and referrals to Bow Valley community members that are dealing with domestic or sexual violence. We also offer support to community members who may be providing support to someone dealing with domestic or sexual violence.  Our services are free and confidential.

P: 403-760-3200  
Bow Valley Gourmet
Bow Valley Gourmet provides Catering and Private Chef services.

P: 403-679-8470 
Meals on Wheels
On a cost recovery basis, meals are delivered by volunteers to people in their homes that are unable to prepare meals for themselves. 

P: 403-678-7136
Parkinson Association of Alberta
The Parkinson Association of Alberta is a provincial charitable organization dedicated to supporting Albertans impacted by Parkinson Disease and Parkinson Plus Syndromes. We provide support services, education, advocacy and funds for research. The services are available for those living with Parkinson disease, their families, care partners, friends and health care professionals. Our primary services include; One-on-One Family Supportive Counselling, Support Groups, Providing Information and Resources, Community Education and education for clients, Programming in the areas of physical, educational, cognitive, social and speech, Participating in Research for Parkinson’s . 
Municipal District of Bighorn
Referrals to supports, forms completion assistance, Transportation Assistance Program, Volunteer Drivers coordination, assist with volunteer needs coordination (Snow Angels, yard work, grocery/medication delivery).  
Canmore Family Eyecare
Canmore Family Eyecare is a state-of-the-art Eye Clinic, with exceptional, caring Optometrists working to preserve the health of your eyes and your vision. Dr. Jo and Dr. Jared have almost 30 years combined experience in the field of Optometry. 

Our services include personalized vision care and state-of-the-art technology including Optomap (Ultra wide-angle digital retinal photo), and OCT scanner. We offer routine Wellness Eye Examinations as well as monitoring and treatment for dry eye, glaucoma, AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration), and other eye conditions. Our Optometrists work closely with our Ophthalmologist, Dr. Ellen Anderson-Penno, who visits our clinic monthly. As well, we carry a wide selection of designer frames and sunglasses, and offer contact lens fittings for all ages.  
Transparent Concierge
Companion Accompaniment Services (to medical appointments, etc.) $35/hour (min. $50) + GST 

Please note that this is not a driving service, only accompaniment.  Our current health restrictions have limited us to no longer drive clients in our vehicles.

We also offer:
Personalized Grocery Shopping Services and Delivery (within Canmore townsite) 
Grocery Delivery order only (within Canmore townsite) 
Table Ready Meal Delivery (within Canmore townsite) 

Medication Delivery Guidelines:  we prefer if clients or family members can provide grocery orders by email, to save time and greater clarity. Payment due upon receipt of delivery.  Please call with any questions or any special requests.

P: 403-707-8184

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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