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Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services
Samm-I-Am Forest Therapy Guide
Contact Helen Samm Phone 780-672-1956 Fee $35.00 Description
Forest Therapy is a practice that supports health and wellness through guided immersion in forests and the environment to promote the well-being of both people and the land. It is inspired by Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese practice of “Forest Bathing”. In Forest Bathing, people spend time in forested areas to enhance health, wellness and happiness. Studies show Forest Therapy can improve mental health, anxiety, physical health, and lower blood pressure. Participants are guided through a clearly defined sequence of invitations to slow down, allow the senses to open, and experience the environment to deepen the reciprocal relationship between participants and the forest. This supports wholeness and well-being. Slow walks in the forest are typically less than a kilometer long and suitable for all ages and physical conditions. Invitations are open-ended. There is no expectation for what participants should experience or receive. Participant spend time in silence, listening and feeling. They become reconnected with their senses and open to what the forest has to offer.
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Schizophrenia Society Camrose Branch
Contact Anthony Holler (Peer Support Coordinator) Address #206, 5015 - 50 Ave. Camrose T4V 3P7 Phone 780-679-4280 firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.schizophrenia.ab.ca Hours Please phone 780-679-4280 Fee There is no charge for programs. Community Camrose Description
SSA Camrose Branch provides peer support and resources to people living with schizophrenia. The branch can also provide access to support for their family members, caregiver and friend. Programs are available in person, online and individual phone support is also available. Studies have shown that peer support plays an important role in recovery for those living with schizophrenia and their family members and caregivers. Please call the branch or visit our website for program information.
Education & Literacy
School Resource Officer – Camrose Police Service
Contact Cst. D.J. Bennefield (School Resource Officer) Address 6220 - 48 Ave. Camrose T4V 0K6 Phone 780-672-4444 Fax 780-672-2929 email@example.com Website www.camrosepoliceservice.ca Community Camrose Description
The Camrose Police Service has a School Resource Officer Program (SRO). The SRO program provides a uniformed police presence that is active in all 10 of our community schools. The SRO is a great resource for schools, students and parents that want to keep their children safe and healthy. Camrose Police is proud to offer a brand new program called The CORE program that explores how safe and healthy youth become a safe and healthy core of the community.
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Seasons Camrose Retirement Community
Contact Kara Brown (General Manager) Address 6821 - 50 Ave. Camrose T4V 5G5 Phone 780-672-2746 Fax 780-672-2985 firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.seasonsretirement.com Seasons Camrose Retirement Community Facebook Page Hours Administration: Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Description
Offers different service options, including a private independent living residence, co-located with an 82 suite designated supportive living option that provides more specialized care options. We are committed to delivering quality care and exceptional service so residents may enjoy the worry-free retirement they deserve.
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Seniors Self Contained Housing
Contact Lisa Adamson Address 4612 - 53 St. Camrose T4V 1Y6 Phone 780-679-2002 Website www.thebethanygroup.ca Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - noon; 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Description
Offers independent living for low-to-moderate income seniors in several communities across Alberta. Apartments range in size from 500 – 575 square feet and offer complete privacy with all necessary facilities.
Seniors’ Abuse Helpline
Phone 1-780-454-8888 Website www.edmonton.cmha.ca Hours 24 Hours
Employment Services/ Financial Assistance
Contact Judy Brown (Team Lead) Address 5020 - 51 St. Camrose Phone 1-800-O-Canada Toll Free 1-800-622-6232 Website www.canada.ca Service Canada Facebook Page Hours Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee none Description
Employment Insurance; Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security; Social Insurance Numbers; Canada Education Savings Grants; Apprenticeship Grants, Passport Receiving, other Government of Canada Services.
Information & Referral
Service Options for Seniors (SOS)
Contact Christina Rehmann (Program Director) Address 5415 - 49 Ave., Mirror Lake Centre Camrose T4V 0N6 Phone 780-672-4131 email@example.com Hours Mon. - Thurs.; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fee Free to Camrose City and County residents, but donations welcome. Community Camrose Description
The S.O.S. program informs, empowers and connects seniors to new and existing programs, services and resources at the federal, provincial and local level. Our goal is to bridge the communication/ service gap that currently exists between seniors and government programming and services. The S.O.S. program offers presentations on topics of interest to seniors and hosts seminars with information provided by community partners in both the public and private sector. We collaborate with the Canada Revenue Agency to provide a free tax filing service that continues throughout the year. S.O.S. aids in the completion of paperwork for seniors applying for programming, aiding applicants in negotiating criteria for different and sometimes competing services, referring clients to other local organizations to meet their specific needs, linking them with clubs or service organizations. We provide support for seniors seeking access to housing and transportation. We aid clients in understanding their options; troubleshooting or brainstorming about their choices and supporting them in their decision making.
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton Support & Information Line
Phone 1-780-423-4121 Toll Free 1-866-403-8000 (call or text) Website www.sace.ca Hours 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Description
Crisis, support and information.
Address #1 Duggan Mall, 6601 - 48 Ave. Camrose T4V 3G8 Phone 780-672-2423 appointments; 780-672-2425 (press 3) administration Fax 1-866-517-9863 Website www.smithclinic.net Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Description
The Smith Clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic combining family practice with various specialties. We offer same day appointments Monday to Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. To make an appointment call 780-672-2423 and press options 1, 2 or 3.
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Contact Annie Mirza-Syed, M.Sc. (Registered Psychologist) Address 5610 - 49 Ave. Camrose T4V 0N9 Phone 780-672-9296 Hours By appointment only. Mon. - Fri. Fee $225/session. Private extended health insurance may assist with this fee. Description
Professional counselling, therapy & evaluation for individuals & families. Counselling & therapy available for children (age 3+), adolescents, adults & seniors. Relationship counselling for couples, & intergenerational relationships (parents & offspring.) Specialized treatment for psychological trauma & abuse. Parenting time assessments for courts, mediation and parenting coaching for high conflict divorced families. Annie Mirza-Syed, M.Sc., Registered Psychologist
Special Olympics Camrose
Contact Faye St. Onge (Vice Chair) Address P.O. Box 1543 Camrose T4V 1X4 Phone 780-226-5757 firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.specialolympics.ca/alberta/camrose Special Olympics Camrose Facebook Page Special Olympics Camrose Instagram Page Special Olympics Camrose Twitter Page Description
Enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sport. Sport Options: 13+ 5 pin bowling, swimming, basketball, floor hockey, curling, functional fitness, softball, outdoor walk/run, soccer, bocce. Active Start and FUNdamentals 0 – 12-year-olds.
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St. Patrick PREK 4
Contact Michelle Nanias (Principal) Address St. Patrick School 4816 - 53 Ave. Camrose T4V 0Y2 Phone 780-672-2177 email@example.com Website https://stp.eics.ab.ca/ Hours Please call for information Fee Please call or visit the school website for up-to-date fee information. Community Camrose Description
This program is a great place for children to develop and grow intellectually, creatively, emotionally, socially and physically. We believe that children learn best through play and child led exploration, and that is reflected in the curriculum.
Student Legal Services Of Edmonton
Address Edmonton Phone 780-492-2226 firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.slsedmonton.com Description
Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) is the largest student-run legal organization in Canada. Non-profit charitable organization, which provides free legal services to low income individuals & non-profit organizations of Edmonton and surrounding area. Criminal Law, Legal Education/Reform, Civil & Family Law. Visit www.slsedmonton.com for legal information and assistance.
Mental Health Services
Suicide Grief Support Services, CMHA – Edmonton Region
Address #300, 10010 - 105 St. NW Edmonton T5J 1C4 Phone 780-732-6654 Fax 780-482-7498 email@example.com Website www.edmonton.cmha.ca Suicide Grief Support Services, CMHA – Edmonton Region Facebook Page Fee Free of charge. Description
Critical Incident Group Debriefing Services – our Suicide Grief Support Services team offers group debriefing support to adults who have experienced a critical incident. The debriefing process provides a safe place for people to talk about and share experiences related to the incident. We provide Critical Incident Group Debriefings at least three days after a critical incident, for up to two weeks after the incident. Services are provided free of charge, although donations are welcome when a group debriefing is held at a work site.
Bereavement Support Services – grieving a loss to suicide can seem overwhelming, but the support and understanding of others can be a powerful source of strength. Our Suicide Bereavement Support Groups welcome anyone who has lost someone to suicide. Each group includes three modules covered over a 12-week period. Participants must attend an intake session prior to joining a group.
Suicide Caregiver Support Service – welcomes anyone who is providing care for someone who has attempted suicide or may be thinking about suicide. We help to lighten the burden by providing individual support sessions, including: Emotional support, identifying and understanding the relevant issues and concerns, creating a safety strategy, creating a self-care plan, and connecting you to other caregiver support services in the community.
Youth Suicide Grief Support Services – grieving a loss to suicide can seem overwhelming, but the support and understanding of others can be a powerful source of strength. Our Youth Suicide Grief Support Groups are designed for and by youth with a tailored curriculum for 12 to 17 year olds and 18 to 25 year olds. Each group includes three modules covered over a 12-week period. Participants must attend an intake session prior to joining a group.
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Swan City Mobility
Contact Al (Owner) Address #26, 6601 - 48 Ave. Camrose AB T4V 3G8 Phone 780-673-3454 Fax 780-673-3453 firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.swancitymobility.com Swan City Mobility Facebook Page Hours Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Description
Offers quality mobility equipment and daily living aids. Scooters, lift chairs, walkers, wheelchairs, adaptive clothing, daily living aids, bathroom safety, home medical supplies & more. We rent and repair most equipment. Registered vendors for: AADL, WCB, VAC, AHS, NIHB