*PLEASE NOTE: These programs will be returning in September 2021 pending COVID-19 restrictions. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE MEMBER SUPPORT COORDINATOR, LORRI PENNER, AS MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO CALL FOR MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS SUPPORT AT 403-329-3222.*
On a monthly basis, professionals and post secondary students provide their services to assist seniors with legal consultations, foot care, hearing consultations & massages. Also, during the income tax season, community volunteers help seniors complete their income tax returns. Year round, volunteer seniors as part of Nord-Bridge’s Seniors Helping Seniors Program, are on hand to help fill out government forms and counsel on financial assistance programs. For further details on all programs please see below.
PROGRAM & SERVICES
Dr. Schow – Foot Care – 10:30 am – 12:30pm Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in the Craft Room (TENTATIVE). This service is available to Nord-Bridge Members Only. Appointments are necessary. Please book appointments at the Reception Desk. If appointments are all booked – you will be placed on a waitlist and will be given a spot on the next foot clinic date. If you have an appointment and are unable to make it, please call Nord-Bridge to let us know so we can fill your appointment with someone on the wait list. A $15.00 co-pay per patient, per visit will be charged by Dr. Schow. Please be advised all nail care patients will be required to provide their own towel to place their feet on for nail care appointments.
Lawyers of Huckvale LLP – Legal Consultation is offered every other month – Second Tuesday of the month from 9:00 to 11:30 am. Dates TBA. This service is for Nord-Bridge Members Only, members can sign up at the Reception Desk for 1/2 hour free consultations. These are initial consults only. Allan will discuss members’ needs and offer advice on how best to legally proceed.
Lethbridge Elder Abuse Response Network – Joanne Blinco is the Lethbridge- Elder Abuse Response Network Case Manager. If you or someone close to you who is an older adult has been victimized by a family member, spouse, partner, friend, caregiver or other person in a position of trust, Joanne can help. Joanne will be here on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am – noon in the Board Room. *Joanne is not currently meeting in person, however, a virtual meeting can be set up if needed. Please call 403-329-3222 for more information.
Candice and Jake Boldt of Lethbridge Hearing Centre – offers FREE hearing tests and consultations every third Thursday of the month from 10:00 am until Noon to Nord-Bridge Members Only. Candice or Jake will be here on Appointments are necessary. Please book your 1/2 hour appointment at the Reception Desk. Appointments are necessary. Please book your half hour appointment at the Reception Desk. *Appointments are currently cancelled due to COVID-19.
Seniors Helping Seniors – The “Seniors Helping Seniors” program at Nord-Bridge is staffed by a team of knowledgeable volunteers Monday to Friday year round. The team includes six tax preparers and an administrative volunteer, who assist seniors and the community at-large, with modest tax returns through Revenue Canada’s “Community Volunteer Tax Program.” This service is offered March 2 through April 30. During the balance of the year, “ Seniors Helping Seniors” volunteers assist with filing of late returns, and help seniors qualify, or re-qualify, for benefits available under the Provincial Alberta Seniors Benefits, and Special Needs Assistance Programs for Seniors; and Federal Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, and Canada Pension Plan benefits. Please phone the Reception Desk at 403-329-3222 in advance to make an appointment with one of the volunteers.
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program – If you are unable to complete your income tax and benefit return by yourself and are unable to pay for assistance, our Community Volunteer Income Tax Program may be for you. Each year volunteers from the community are trained by Canada Revenue to complete simple income tax returns. Volunteers do not complete income tax and benefit returns for deceased persons, bankrupt individuals, or individuals who have capital gains or losses, employment expenses, or business or rental income and expenses. Please note volunteers cannot prepare returns for incomes over $25,000 for a single person and $30,000 for a couple. This program is offered from March to April, dates will be announced once volunteers are confirmed. Please call 403-329-3222 for more information. All income taxes will be dropped off at the main door mail slot (please make sure all your tax information is included, along with your birth date, marital status and social insurance number). NO appointments allowed with tax preparers due to COVID-19 restrictions. This is a FREE service; however donations to Nord-Bridge would be greatly appreciated.
Lethbridge College – Massage Therapy Students – CANCELLED
Southern Alberta Institute of Massage – Massage Therapy Students – Students from this program offer free massages, on a first-come first-served basis. The dates of This service is for Nord-Bridge Members Only. Please check with the Reception Desk and Monthly Newsletter for more information. They will be here on Fridays, Jan. 31 & Feb. 28 from 9:30 am until 11:30 am in the Board Room.-CANCELLED