Ponoka Family and Community Support Services
|Exeutive Director:||Shannon Boyce-Campbell|
|Office Address:||5006 - 52 Ave.|
|Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1R5|
|Telephone:||403 - 783 - 4462|
|Fax:||403 - 783 - 4483|
|Office Hours:|| Monday to Friday |
8:30 am - 12 noon & 1 P.M. - 4:30 pm
Ponoka FCSS has an established history in Ponoka, offering a wide variety of programs, services, events, funds, and partnerships for the community. We encourage you to con-tact us for updated information, or look us up on FACEBOOK to see WHAT’S GOING ON!
Services & Programs
In the Community
Offered in local schools, providing a safe peer-support environment to help children from K-8 heal from loss (death, divorce, separation, abandonment, etc.).
An intergenerational program, linking youth with seniors. Hosted through seniors’ facilities and schools.
Roots Of Empathy –
Offered in local schools, this program fosters development of empathy and emotional literacy, aims to promote children’s pro-social behaviours, increase knowledge of human development and prepare students for responsible citi-zenship and responsive parenting.
Seniors’ Coffee Hour –
Every second Friday morning at 10:00 am, seniors gather for coffee, snacks and entertainment. Hosted by local service groups, churches and organizations. Schedule available.
CommUnity Garden –
Reserve your spot for Spring 2013! Plots are 10’x20’ for $20 or two plots for $30.
Driver Referral Program –
A list of approved drivers is available for those who are without transport to appointments and errands. Rates are based on trip distance.
Rejuvenate Seniors Wellness Conference –
An uplifting event geared towards wellness in all areas of life. Includes guest speakers and local resources.
Volunteer Celebration Event –
The whole community is invited to celebrate volunteerism! Includes awards and guest pre-senters. Mark your calendars for April 24, 2013, at the Kinsmen Community Centre.
Strawberry Social –
What better combination than strawberry shortcake on a summer day with friends! Join us as FCSS and the Palliative Care Council hosts this event June 7, 2013 at the Legacy Place Link.
Blood Donor Clinics- –
Various community groups host clinics for Canadian Blood Services. Watch for advertising. …and other community events!
In Your Home
Home Support –
Specially trained aides provide home support to enhance quality of life and allow clients to remain at home longer. Services include basic housekeeping, meal preparation, and assistance for specific needs. Subsidized fee applies. Coverage provided from Alberta Seniors Benefit.
Home Care –
Certified Health Care Aides provide contracted personal care through Alberta Health Services. Contact Ponoka Com-munity Health for more information, 403-783-4491.
A 24-hour emergency response system, providing easy to use access to independence and a direct line to assistance. Monthly fee applies. Coverage provided from Alberta Seniors Benefit, Legion membership, or Veteran Affairs.
Meals On Wheels –
Nutritious, hot meals are delivered by local volunteers. Available within town, five days per week, for $9 per meal. Coverage provided by AISH.
Healthy Families –
An early intervention home visitation program designed to support families with children, birth to age five, with parenting, child development, parent-child interaction, and individual interests. Contact the Health Unit.
Friendly Visitor –
Offering visits or phone calls to those who would appreciate it.
In our office
Seniors Resource Centre –
Seniors find assistance in completing forms for such programs as Alberta Seniors Benefit, Special Needs Assistance, Guaranteed Income Supplement, and Canada Pension.
Family Counselling –
A professional Family Therapist is available for counseling sessions by appointment at the FCSS office, as well as in local schools.
Parent Alliance for Children with Disabilities (PACD) –
a peer led advocacy group that aims to provide support, empathy, infor-mation and empowerment to families of special needs children with neurological and/or spectrum disorders.
Volunteer Income Tax Program –
Assistance provided by volunteers in filing income taxes to lower income individuals, from March to the first week in May.
Snow Removal/Yard Work Rererral Program –
A list of approved workers is available for those needing assistance with snow removal and yard care.
Video Conferencing –
Programs and equipment available for video conferencing as scheduled or requested, accessing infor-mation through technology and partnerships with other organizations.
Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic (CACLC) -
Volunteer lawyers provide legal advice and information to people who cannot afford a lawyer and do not qualify for legal aid, either in person or through video conferencing. Available by appointment only. Please call 1-877-314-9129 or go to www.communitylegalclinic.net to book an appointment.
♥ Volunteer ♥
Your time can make a world of difference in someone’s life. Programs are available for service opportunities.
Be a part of a fantastic team.