Many of today’s seniors are
retiring better off than any other
generation before them. Their
financial health is at its peak.
For other seniors, retirement
finances are like pushing a boulder
uphill. They can’t quite make ends
meet, for all kinds of reasons: they’re
still paying their mortgages or for
their kids’ education or their incomes
haven’t kept up with rising costs, or
they’ve had to deal with a chronic
illness or the loss of a spouse.
They may need a helping hand.
That’s why it’s worth exploring the
provincial and federal government
A little help with
Government funds can add to your
income in your later years
programs that can help put money in
the pockets of older adults.
The government of Alberta has
several programs to help seniors
living on a low income. One is
the Alberta Seniors Benefit, which
tops up payments from the federal
government’s Old Age Security and
To learn more about provincial programs
for seniors, visit seniors.alberta.ca
or call 1-877-644-9992
Guaranteed Income Supplement—
more below. Getting the benefit
depends on where you live, who you
live with and how long you’ve lived
The Special Needs Assistance for
Seniors helps seniors living on a low
income by paying for items such as
for seniors with low incomes, government programs, pensions and plans can
make life easier.