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SAiF's Elder Abuse Response and Awareness

Awareness, prevention, and a coordinated response to abuse of elders (defined as those over 50 years of age) is a cornerstone of our program.

We accept calls and emails from the general public about elder abuse. Intakes are conducted weekly and we do our best to provide appropriate resources as needed.

Our awareness program educates the community, businesses, and organizations in understanding the signs of elder abuse, how to help, and what resources are available for those in their community on this issue.

We encourage the general public to report elder abuse whenever they suspect it's occurring. You can report it to us via email or phone. You can also contact your local RCMP detachment, call 211, or speak to your health care professional.

To inquire about our Elder Abuse program, please contact our Elder Abuse Response Coordinator.

If you are looking for information on our Support for Seniors Series of webinars, scroll down to learn more and register.

"To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors."- Tia Walker

Elder Abuse Intake

Our intake process allows us to answer questions, provide referrals for local supports and services, and when appropriate, a referral to our adult counselling program or group programs.

Elder is defined as 50+ years

Elder Abuse Awareness

We provide presentations to the community, organizations, and 

businesses who want to be able to recognize the signs of abuse and how they can help. See our Support for Seniors Series below:

Elder is defined as 50+ years

Reporting Elder Abuse

We suggest always reporting when you suspect Elder Abuse has occurred. Reporting often leads to interventions that can save property, money, dignity, and, most importantly, a life.

Elder is defined as 50+ years

Helping those 50+ to stay safe, independ

Setting Boundaries with
Your Adult Children

This is a free live 90 min webinar. This 

session will talk about the importance of setting boundaries with your adult children. This can be a difficult process for many of us but is critically important for healthy communication & ensuring our independence is maintained, particularly as we grow older and find that our care needs may increase. Learn tips, tools, & strategies to set healthy boundaries and reinforce them as needed with your adult children. 

Date: TBD

Helping those 50+ to stay safe, independ

Medical Directives, Powers of Attorney, and Sleeves

This is a free live 90 min webinar. This 

session will talk about important planning documents for medical, legal, health, 

financial, and trusteeship documents for short-term and long-term needs of seniors and others who may become incapacitated due to injury, accident, or illness. This session is intended for legal information only and does not constitute legal advice. 

Date:  TBD

Helping those 50+ to stay safe, independ

Seniors Sexuality, (Online) Dating, and Safety

We're partnering with our own St Albert Library for this free in person presentation on sexual health, dating and relationships. Online dating can be a wonderful opportunity for human connection and to meet people for dating and relationships. However, while seniors are fast turning to online dating, there are pitfalls, scams, and fraudsters on many of those platforms and it's user beware! We'll provide information for older adults dating while maintaining their safety and security.

Date: TBD

We do not accept
walk ins

With a small team, we are simply not staffed to meet the needs of drop in clients.

Please call or email to make an appointment with an intake worker.

Appointments to access our services

The best and most direct way to access our services is to call or email us.

We do require informed consent which we share with you during our intake process. 

Who can we offer services to?

We serve residents of St Albert, Sturgeon County, Parkland County, and the surrounding areas. At this time, we are not able to provide counselling services to Edmonton , Spruce Grove, and Stony Plain residents.

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