Assessment and Support

“The assessment service has been a great support for me and has helped me with all aspects of my life. When I came to Sage I was overwhelmed and now since I obtained help I have a better life. I am very thankful for Sage.”

Sage's Assessment and Support program helps older adults and their family members to connect with resources, services and supports. The goal of the program is to ensure that the needs of the seniors and families that we work with are being met in all areas of life.

The social work staff in the program offer assistance or resource information with many issues such as:
- health
- grief
- finances 
- relationship issues
- mental health/emotional well-being 
- elder abuse
- decision making options
- legal matters
- safety 
- social/recreational
- and more!

In addition, the social work staff help seniors with filling out the following forms: Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Alberta Seniors Benefits, Special Needs Assistance, and Housing Applications.

*Before meeting with a social worker at Sage to fill out forms, please note that these forms require information that you may not carry around with you, such as your Social Insurance Number (SIN), banking information and specific dates. Sage staff has put together a list of Information Required for Forms. Please read through it and bring everything you can for your meeting. The social worker can work with you to help you identify and find information you may be missing.

For more information or to book an appointment, come to Sage's front desk and ask to make an appointment to see a social worker. You can also call 780-423-5510, extension 323 or 587-773-1764 to leave a voicemail, and one of our social workers will return your call within 2 business days. Home visits can also be arranged.

Here are some helpful websites and documents:

Turning 65 Application Checklist  
Service Canada - Service for Seniors including CPP, GIS, OAS. etc.
Alberta Seniors Benefit
Federal and Provincial Pension - what you need to know
Seniors Services and Programs - City of Edmonton
Edmonton Food Bank
Alberta Caregivers Association
Elder Abuse
Edmonton Community Legal Center
Government of Alberta - financial assistance
Find Furnishing Hope - furniture
The Good Samaritan Society
The Society of St. Vincent De Paul

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