Further information is also available by contacting any of the following essential phone numbers for seniors. (Telephone interpretation services are available for all lines.)
Distress Centre & SeniorConnect
Help for a senior you know who might need assistance, but can’t or won’t call The Way In
Information on community and social services in Calgary 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Information on City of Calgary Services 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
24-hour access to telephone directory listing across Canada (charges will apply on phone calls, but online services are free)
Nursing advice and health service information 24 hours per day
Support for individuals and caregivers living with dementia, including those with Alzheimer’s disease
Emergency Medical, Fire and Police
Calgary Police Service
Elder Abuse Resource Line
24-hour confidential information, support and potential referral regarding elder abuse. Intake line for the Kerby Rotary Shelter, a place to call for information, resources and referrals for seniors throughout Calgary
Elder Brokers are older adults representing 15 diverse ethno-cultural communities. They work to connect older adults in their own ethno-cultural community to services provided by The Way In program.
Elder Brokers inform their community members about The Way In and other services. Elder Brokers also work to reduce cultural and/or language barriers to in The Way In and other services.
Our Elder Brokers currently work with 15 ethno-cultural communities serving over 20 language groups: Bengali, Habesha, Farsi/Persian, Filipino, Korean, Myanmar, Indian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Polish and Vietnamese.
Please click here to visit our "What We Do" page to download information about our services in other languages.
Need help immediately? If you are in crisis, call the Distress Centre at 403-266-HELP (403-266-4357) OR 911