The Seniors Independent Living (SIL) Assistance Program is offered through the Town of High River’s FCSS Department. The program is designed to support seniors wishing to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. FCSS subsidizes up to 70% of the contracted service fee and the remaining portion is paid by the resident.
(amount paid by the senior)
*Transportation services are determined at the discretion of FCSS staff (based on cost)
Note: Seniors living independently is defined as those, aged 65 and over, who do not have adult children or roommates living in the home with them (unless adult child or roommate also qualifies for the program)
Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow. Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents.
In the coming weeks, High River will begin offering this service to seniors. Volunteers can sign up to be trishaw drivers, and seniors can book rides around High River through the service.
Stay tuned for more information or contact the Community Development Worker at [email protected] or call 403-603-3447.