Housing Information for Seniors
Online Alberta Seniors Housing Directory (Alberta Seniors Communities & Housing Association)
Your Rights When Renting (Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta) contains many helpful resources for senior renters including fact sheets on living in a rental property, age discrimination, affordable housing, nursing homes, and an introduction to the Alberta Human Rights Act.
Information on how to make homes more user-friendly for older adults and supports that may make it more feasible to implement changes and/or modifications
The Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP) will help senior homeowners to remain in their homes and maintain their independence by providing eligible seniors with a low-interest home equity loan to finance home repairs and adaptations. (Government of Alberta)
Home for Life™ is a set of voluntary guidelines to help home owners, home buyers and home builders create homes that meet the needs of all people, regardless of their age or ability. The guidelines were designed to be used by people building new homes, but they can also be used for renovation project.
The Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP) provides grants to help lower-income Albertans with mobility challenges modify their homes so they can enter and move around more easily.
Making Our Houses Lifelong Homes: Accessible Housing for Seniors - a made-in-Edmonton resource.
Fire and Fall Prevention Checklist (8 ½ x 11 inch and 11 x 17 inch)
Fire and Fall Prevention Flyers
Fall Safety cards and Fire Safety cards
Safety tip sheets: high-rise fire safety, home escape planning safety, fire safety tips for people with disabilities, and medical oxygen safety tips
Help Around the Home
Edmonton Seniors Home Supports Program: Referrals to trustworthy people, companies and groups providing snow shovelling, yard maintenance, housekeeping and minor home repair
Assisted Waste Collection service for customers who have difficulty getting their recycling or garbage to the curb or lane. There is no additional charge for this service offered by the City of Edmonton's Waste Management Services. Call 780-496-5698 for more information.
Planning for Aging in Place
Resources to encourage and support individuals to plan for aging in place in their homes or communities:
Brochure: Thinking about aging in place
Factsheet: Plan your future today - live the life you want tomorrow
Checklist: Thinking about your future? Plan now to Age in Place
Videos: What is planning for Aging in Place?, My home and neighbourhood, My social connections, My supports and services
Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program allows eligible senior homeowners to defer all or part of their property taxes through a low-interest home equity loan with the Alberta government