Depression, anxiety and other mental health issues can present in older adults as a result of the cumulative effects of loss, grief and sorrow.

Our SMHART Team social worker and LPN work with older adults struggling with mental health and/or addictions.

Our Team:

  • Focuses on early intervention and prevention
  • Conducts screenings and assessments
  • Connects clients to community resources
  • Provides emotional support
  • Acts as an advocate
  • Monitors ongoing mental health
  • Provides basic medical needs
  • Implements action plans and service goals

We work with AHS Geriatric Mental Health Unit, Family Physicians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Home Care, Unison at Kerby Centre, The Way-In Network, Senior Connect, Mental Health Support Line, and the Elder Abuse Response Team.

We meet clients in the community, in their homes or at our offices.

Eligibility: Older adults in the City of Calgary (aged 50+, with some flexibility) who are experiencing mental health and/or addiction related concerns

Fee for Service: None

Contact us: 403-287-3510 or email

“We thrive on going the extra mile – we do everything from addressing mental health to ensuring our clients have home safety equipment and linking them to fun community activities like karaoke. We see a renewed connection and a transformation in key areas such as depression, eating disorders, anxiety and dementia”. – SMHART team member.