Seniors


Seniors Services Assistance

The Tofield/Ryley/Beaver County West FCSS team will assist seniors with form completion related to Federal Seniors Benefits, Alberta Seniors Benefits, Seniors Lodging or other seniors services. Our staff are able to assist with sending documents by fax, mail or electronic upload where available to the Government of Alberta Seniors Ministry or by fax or mail to the Federal Government. Please contact the office at 780-662-7067 to learn more.

Meals on Wheels

What is Meals on Wheels?
Meals on Wheels is a service that provides and delivers nutritious, hot meals to individuals in their own homes at noon, up to 5 days a week (frozen meals are available for the weekend).

Who can receive Meals on Wheels?
An individual or couple can receive Meals on Wheels if  they are unable to prepare meals due to illness, disability, surgery, broken limbs or frailty, or while adjusting to a special diet.

How do I receive Meals on Wheels?
The meals are delivered by volunteers to the individual’s home in disposable containers. Alternatively, meals can be picked up directly from the Tofield Lodge by the client.

What if I decide to go out at noon?
Clients can cancel a meal for a day by calling the Tofield/Ryley/Beaver County West FCSS office at 780-662-7067 by 10:00 am that day. The client will still be billed for any unwanted meals if they have not been canceled.

How much does it cost?
Each meal is provided at a cost of $7.00.

How do I pay for the meals?
The FCSS office keeps track of all meals provided in a month. At the end of the month, a statement is mailed to the client. Payments can be made at/to:

Town of Tofield Office
Mailing Address:
5407– 50 St.
Box 30
Tofield, AB T0B 4J0

What if I require a special diet?
Meals for special dietary needs (allergies, diabetes) can be prepared.

How do I get started?
Call the Tofield/Ryley/Beaver County West FCSS office at 780-662-7067. A member of the staff will assist you in joining the Meals on Wheels program and will answer any questions and/or provide additional information.

  • Meals prepared by Tofield Lodge
  • Available fresh Monday to Friday
  • Frozen meals will be delivered on Fridays for the weekend if required
  • A week’s worth of frozen meals can be delivered in rural areas (1 week notice required for this service)

REAP – Rural Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition

Tofield/Ryley/Beaver County West FCSS is a member of the Rural Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition.

Our organization along with other partners situated in Beaver County, Lamont County, the Town of Vegreville, County of Two Hills and Flagstaff County formed the coalition and related project work began in January 2016 through a Coordinated Community Response Grant accessed through the Alberta Government.

Vision
Seniors will have the ability to protect themselves from potential abuse.

Mission
To provide a clear path to resources that will help identify, address and prevent elder abuse.

Our coalition goals are to:

  • Keep people safe from the direct and indirect impacts of elder abuse.
  • Help strengthen each member agency’s capacity to fulfill its own mandate with respect to addressing elder abuse.
  • Develop ways to enhance inter-agency referral, communication, case-conferencing and follow up support.
  • Organize joint programs and activities addressing education and community empowerment (professional development opportunities; public awareness initiatives).

Volunteer Income Tax Program

Revenue Canada partners with agencies to train volunteers so that agencies like Tofield/Ryley/Beaver County West FCSS may offer FREE Tax Preparation Services to help low-income individuals and families file their tax returns. Tax information can be dropped off at the FCSS and we will arrange for volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for those eligible. To find out if you’re eligible please see the income thresholds chart below. Please contact us at 780-662-7067 for additional information.

Revenue Canada-Individual Income Tax Inquiries
1-800-959-8281

 

Other Seniors Information Available in the Town of Tofield/Village of Ryley

Transportation

Tofield Handi-Van Society
An accessible affordable transportation option for Tofield and Area.
Regular Shuttle Service with-in Tofield-Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:00 am-2:30 pm.
Coupon Book available…$20 for 5 shuttle coupons. Private bookings are available at $1.00 per km and the hourly wage of the driver. The Handi-Van seats 18, or 14 with 4 wheelchairs. Please call for more information or to book the shuttle:
Box 30
Tofield, Alberta T0B 4J0
780-662-3269

Senior’s Centers

Tofield Golden Club
5004 54 Ave
Tofield, AB T0B 4J0
780-662-3785

Ryley Sunshine Club
5124 50 Street
Ryley, AB T0B 4A0
780-663-3500