If you are experiencing abuse or neglect, or if you suspect that an older adult is being harmed or mistreated, there is help available in the Calgary area.
In case of emergency and immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.
What We’re Doing in Calgary area
Calgary’s community response to elder abuse is the result of collaborative efforts by the community. Since 2004, community partners representing multiple disciplines and services have worked together to address the abuse of older adults.
Elder Abuse Response Team (EART) – 403-705-3250
The Elder Abuse Response Team (EART) is a partnership between Kerby Centre, Carya, and Calgary Police Service. EART consists of 2 social workers, 4 police officers, and a crisis call line and referral service. Referral through Elder Abuse Resource Line.
Kerby Rotary Shelter – 403-705-3250 (24-hour crisis line)
Kerby Rotary Shelter is the first purpose-built shelter in North America for abused seniors. The shelter provides crisis intervention, support, advocacy, referral, short-term housing, and the necessities of daily life.
SeniorConnect program – 403-266-4357 (24-hour Help Line)
The SeniorConnect program provides social work emergency response and assessment for older adults who may be at risk, or in crisis in the community. Referral through Distress Centre 24-hour Help Line.
Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter, Counselling Program – 403-234-7233 or Toll Free: 1-866-606-7233 (24-Hour Family Violence Helpline)
The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter Older Adult Liaison Counselling Program provides short and long-term counselling to women who are experiencing family violence and abuse.
The Way In – 403-736-4677
Service Coordinators from The Way In teams help seniors connect with services and supports in the community.
As a province-wide network of professionals working to increase community awareness, AEAAC is represented by communities across Alberta.
If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse and would like some information and help, please see the Getting Help section for resources and contact information.
If you would like more general information about the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council please contact the representative in your community.