SAIF's Elder Abuse Response & Awareness

Awareness, prevention & a coordinated response to Elder Abuse (defined as those over 50 years of age) is a cornerstone of our program.

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

Our awareness program educates the community, business & organizations in understanding the signs of elder abuse, how to help & 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

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Elder Abuse Intake

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

Elder is defined as 50+

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Elder Abuse Awareness

We provide presentations to the community, organizations, & businesses who want to be able to recognize the signs of abuse & how they can help. See our Support for Seniors Series below:

Elder is defined as 50+

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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 & most importantly, a life.

Elder is defined as 50+

Helping those 50+ to stay safe, independ

Medical Directives, Powers of Attorney & Other Important Documents

This is a free live 1 hour webinar hosted in partnership with ECLC. Presented by 2 local lawyers from Dentons specializing in this area, the session will talk about important planning documents for medical, legal, health, financial, & trusteeship documents for short term & long term needs of seniors & others who may become incapacitated due to injury, accident, or illness. This session is intended for legal information & does not constitute legal advice. Download poster.

Date: May 13, 2021 @ 6 pm

Registration Closed
Helping those 50+ to stay safe, independ

Securing Your Money: Avoiding Common Scams, Frauds, & Cons

This is a free live 1 hour webinar hosted in partnership with ATB. Their Senior Manager of Fraud & Cybercrime will talk about options for those who want to avoid giving out bank info; keeping your money secure when you need to pay for things on a cash basis, & how banks can help protect a loved one who could be vulnerable to financial abuse. We'll cover ways your bank info can be fraudulently used, what to do if that happens, & other current scams. Download poster.

Date: June 30, 2021 @ 6 pm

Helping those 50+ to stay safe, independ

TBA: Coming Soon

TBA. More info coming soon. 

Date: TBA

Registration coming Fall 2021

Registration Not Open
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. Thank you.

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 & the surrounding areas. At this time, we are not able to provide counselling services to Edmonton , Spruce Grove, & Stony Plain residents.