Seniors Corner

The County of Vermilion River has a vibrant and active seniors population.  The 2015 County census indicated that there were 898 citizens over the age of 65 years of age living in the County.  This represented 11% of the total population.  There are several senior citizens organizations located in the Villages and Hamlets in the County that provide a facility for socialization and educational opportunities for our Seniors.


Seniors' Coordinator

The County of Vermilion River and the Town of Vermilion partner to provide a Seniors' Coordinator to liaise with the seniors residing in the County, Town and the Villages of Kitscoty, Marwayne and Paradise Valley.  Shirley McRobert has provided information, assistance, referrals and enlightenment to our senior citizens for many years. 

If you have a question or concern please call Shirley at (780) 581-2414.  Shirley is renowned for her annual Seniors' Week celebrations that bring together seniors from across the County to be entertained and enlightened on matters of importance to their health and well being.


Shirley McRobert, Senior Support Coordinator
Town Of Vermilion/County of Vermilion River FCSS
5021- 49 Avenue
Vermilion, Alberta T9X 1X1 
Direct Phone Line: 780.581.2414
Town Hall:            780.853.5358
Fax:                    780.853.4910


News & Resources


New Horizons for Seniors Program - The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program.  It provides funding for projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and in their communities.


Finding Balance Alberta - Seniors' fall prevention initiative. 


Alberta Seniors - Financial assistance and other supports for seniors, caregivers and service providers.

  • Affordable housing programs
  • Elder Abuse
  • Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program
  • Alberta Seniors Benefit
  • Seniors Financial Assistance programs
  • Special Needs Assistance for Seniors
  • Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors
  • Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP)


Continuing Care - Alberta Health Services' programs and services to help you receive the right care, in the right place at the right time. 


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