Things are changing with new budgets and an election coming soon. We have been notified that as of April 1, 2015, Alberta Monitoring for Health was discontinued. This means that diabetic supplies will not be provided by Special Needs Assistance (SNA) when receipts are submitted.
We have been assured that health and personal supports will remain unchanged under the Special Needs Assistance program. However, as of July 1, 2015, home repair items will no longer be covered under the Special Needs As

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With all the talk about the federal and provincial budgets, this article is a reminder that if you qualify for Alberta Seniors Benefits, get your requests in now before the new budget year starts on July 1, 2015. Alberta Seniors Benefits are income related so you need to meet the income thresholds.
If you own your own home, you may be eligible for appliances; a bed; a lift chair; home repairs including roof repairs, furnace replacement/repairs, hot water tank, plumbing or electrical repairs; hea

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Tax season is upon us whether we want it or not. This is an important season for seniors as many of your benefits are dependent upon you filing a tax return. I have heard seniors say "nothing has changed so why do I need to file a tax return" or "I only get my old age security and CPP so I don't need to file a tax return." They later come in to see me to find out why their Alberta Seniors Benefit and Guaranteed Income Supplement has been stopped and then they experience several months of unneces

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Seniors Outreach News February 11, 2015
Seniors Outreach was a grateful recipient of twelve packaged “Gifts for Grandparents” bags for distribution in Kneehill County over the holiday season.  This was a collaborative project in conjunction with the Family Services Centre of Central Alberta enabling them to reach out to rural communities and demonstrate to us the power of giving and receiving.  
Bags were colorfully decorated by children in their children’s program, labelled and filled by volunteers with hand selected items

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