Services for Seniors

Find and explore the programs and services available to Cochrane and area residents over 50. If you need help accessing or finding more information about the programs and services available, Cochrane Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) or Seniors on the Bow can offer support.

For off hours' assistance, dial 211 for access to a variety of community, social and government services information. 

Local programs and services

Through FCSS and Seniors on the Bow, the Town provides services to seniors locally. Explore programs and services to find out more about the supports available. 

Support Programs & Services

Explore support service and programs offered in Cochrane, as well as more information on FCSS.

Seniors Property Tax Rebate Program

Learn more about municipal property tax rebates.

Cochrane Connect Card

The Cochrane Connect Card gets you discounts on transportation, recreation programs and local services. Read more about the benefits and how to apply.

Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Program

Low income adults may be eligible to receive help through a volunteer tax clinic. Learn more about the program and how to participate.

Cochrane On-Demand Local Transit System

The local transit system helps you stay connected to the community. Seniors pay a reduced rate on monthly passes

Medical & Health Resources

Find information on all medical and health services available in Cochrane and the surrounding area.

Pension, income and benefit information

Federal programs

There are federal programs for pensions, income supplements and benefits for seniors. You can find information on your pension through Service Canada, either by logging into your My Service Canada Account, or by calling 800-277-9914. The Government of Canada website also has information available public pension programs. 

My Service Canada Account Public Pensions 

Provincial programs

The Alberta government has financial assistance programs for seniors. For medical expenses, there is the Alberta Aids to Daily Living program that helps pay for medical equipment and supplies. The Alberta Blue Cross also offers premium free coverage for prescription drugs. 

Financial Assistance for Seniors Aids to Daily Living Alberta Blue Cross

Caregivers, long-term care and housing

If you are caring for an aging family member, there are resources available to support you. Caregivers Alberta provides support, resources and education for caregivers. Bethany Cochrane, a long-term care community, runs an Adult Day Program. This program offers recreation and socialization for participates, while providing respite for caregivers.

Caregivers Alberta Adult Day Program 

If you are looking for more support, there are resources and directories to help you find the care that fits your needs. Alberta Health Services has information about finding and accessing home care, as well as a Continuing Care Facility Directory, to help you find support. The Alberta Seniors Housing Directory can help you find housing options that match your lifestyle. 

Home Care Continuing Care Directory Senior's Housing Directory

Rights & advocacy

If you are in need of support or advocacy in accessing programs and services, there are resources available.