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Seniors Services Assistance

The Tofield/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 can assist with sending documents by fax, mail or electronic upload where available to the Government of Alberta Seniors Ministry or to the Federal Government. Please contact the office at 780-662-7067 to learn more.

In Touch Check in and Chat Program

Individuals can register with our office by calling 780-662-7067 to receive a call once or twice a week (Mon–Fri 8:30AM to 4:30PM) for a check in and chat. This is not a counselling program. Instead, we aim to build relationships and reduce isolation and loneliness.

Meals on Wheels 

Meals on Wheels is a service that provides nutritious, hot meals to individuals in their own homes around noon during weekdays (frozen meals are available for the weekend). 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. 

The meals are delivered by volunteers around noon to the individual’s home in disposable containers. Alternatively, meals can be picked up directly from the Tofield Lodge by the client. Each meal costs $8.00. Clients can cancel a meal for a day by calling the Tofield/Beaver County West FCSS office at 780-662-7067 by 10:00AM that day. The client will still be billed for any unwanted meals if they have not been cancelled. 

How do I pay for the meals? 

The TBW 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 in person or by mail as follows: 

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/Beaver County West FCSS office at 780-662-7067. A member of the staff will help you to join the Meals on Wheels program and will answer any questions and/or provide additional information. 

Additional Information 

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

Volunteer Income Tax Program 

Revenue Canada partners with agencies to train volunteers so that agencies like Tofield/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. 

Suggested income levels 

Family sizeTotal family income
1 person$35,000
2 people$45,000
3 people$47,500
4 people$50,000
5 people$52,500

More than 5 people $52,500, plus $2,500 for each additional person 

The CVITP does not provide training or support for complex tax situations and as such, volunteers should not complete returns with the following: 

  • self-employment income or employment expenses (see exception below) 
  • business or rental income and expenses 
  • interest income over $1,000 
  • capital gains or losses 
  • foreign property (T1135) 
  • bankrupt individuals in the year of bankruptcy (or the year prior, if that return has not been filed) 
  • deceased individuals 

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

REAP — Rural Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition 

Tofield/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 Government of Alberta. 

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 fulfil 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).

Transportation

Tofield Handi-Van Society 

An accessible affordable transportation option for Tofield and area. Regular shuttle service within Tofield Wednesdays 9:00AM–2:30PM. Coupon books available, 5 trips for $30.00. 

Private bookings are available at $1.00 per km plus 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: 780-662-3269 

Seniors Centres 

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 

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