Family & Community Support Services in Banff strives to provide a high quality of life for all of our citizens.
A variety of programs, activities and events as well as support, assistance and resources are available to residents aged 55+.
Activities & Events
- Community Classes
- Banff Seniors Society
- A Mountain Adventure Program for seniors offers outdoor programs gears to adults 55+. Each is led by a certified guide. Contact the senior support coordinator for more information.
Big RED Ride
Enjoy a ride outside without the strain of too much pedaling. This four-person bike provides opportunities for greater levels of fitness, social connectivity, and it's a lot of fun.
The exercise intensity will be moderate since the bike has a battery-assist boost to help with hills, headwinds or heavier loads. A volunteer bike pilot will provide the majority of the pedal power and there are options for riders to come for a gentle cruise to increase range of motion in their legs. The bike is fully adaptable for people with mobility issues or balance challenges.Participants can pedal as much (or as little) as they like. Helmets will be provided.
Rides are free, but registration is required. Call 403.762.1251 or email us to register. No medical referral needed.
This bike is for adults and specifically for Banff residents. The purpose of the program is to provide at risk and vulnerable populations in Banff with opportunities for greater fitness and social connectivity to improve both their physical and mental health.
Volunteer to Drive the Bike
We are looking to build a team of reliable, caring and dedicated individuals to pilot the bike. The Big Red Ride runs June 4 to September 27 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Perquisites for volunteers:
- Must be very comfortable riding a bike
- Have a working cell phone
- Enjoy working with our senior population
- Be able to commit to 5 rides
- Be able to attend 2 to 3 training sessions in mid May
To volunteer, email Sue Smythe.
More Resources for Seniors
- Seniors Housing
- Income Tax Preparation
- Volunteer Driver Program
- Local Transportation
- Affordability and Assistance
- Snow Angels Program
- Application Checklist - Turning 65
- Community Helpers Program
- Alberta Seniors Financial Assistance Information Booklet 2021 (PDF)
- Seniors Utility Discount Application Form (PDF)