This free, online training program teaches residents how to recognize and respond to seniors in need. It is open to all residents in the Tri-Municipal Region and is an excellent way for us to work together to help seniors in our community find local information, resources and support.

SeniorConnect Tri-Region is a partnership between the Town of Stony Plain and the City of Spruce Grove.

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What is a Senior Connector?
Senior Connectors are people of all ages who have completed the online training program and who live or work in the community. They are caring, concerned residents who are trained to connect seniors with the supports they need to remain independent, healthy and safe. 
What will I learn through SeniorConnect?
SeniorConnect is made up of training modules focused on:
  • Why connecting with seniors is important
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Mental illness: dementia, delirium and depression
  • Elder abuse
  • Addictions
  • Diversity
  • Ageism
Why should I become a Senior Connector? 

Senior Connectors play an important role in our community by recognizing seniors in need of support and responding with the information and resources they need. As people age, they can become isolated and disconnected, which may affect their social, mental and physical well-being.

Meet Tom, for example. Tom is a widowed senior living on his own. His family has moved away and he doesn’t get out much anymore. A neighbour who has completed the training and is a Senior Connector notices that Tom’s car is no longer parked in front of his home and decides to call him to see how he is doing. The neighbour learns Tom is no longer able to drive and needs groceries. So, she picks up some supplies for Tom and provides information about the Accessible Transportation Service for him to use in the future.

What kind of local resources does the online training program focus on?
The training program teaches participants about a variety of local resources. 2-1-1 Alberta, for example, is a 24-hour information and referral line that helps connect people to a full range of essential social, health and government services in the community.
How long will it take to complete the program?
Each module will take between 15 and 40 minutes to complete. You should expect the entire program to take two hours. 
How can I support seniors safely? 

It is important to find ways to be good neighbours to one another. Look for opportunities to provide assistance and support to seniors where you can and when it is safe to do so. You may consider the following services, or acts of kindness, that don't involve physical contact:

• Delivering groceries or medical supplies
• Mowing the lawn or helping in the garden
• A friendly phone call to touch in

How do I register and become a Senior Connector?

To register for the training and become a Senior Connector: