The Ladies Auxillary is a volunteer committee that has been operating in the community of Hanna since the 1940’s. The only fundraising is the famous Spring and Fall Rummage Sales. Proceeds from the sales are spent on equipment and comfort items for the patients of the Hanna Hospital and residents of Hanna Continuing Care.
Recent expenditures include the newly renovated Palliative Care room in the hospital, which is designed for the comfort of the patient and family; an ultrasound machine for emergency diagnostics, and the annual post-secondary scholarships that are awarded to those pursuing an education in a medical field.
Auxiliary Meetings are every second Wednesday of the month (except January, February, July, August) at 7:00 pm sharp in the Hanna Hospital In-service Room. Volunteers are currently needed for the continuation of this committee, if you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Gloria at (403) 854-2417 or Mary Ann at (403) 854-3388.
Chimes of Freedom Group-Open meeting first Monday of month, remaining meetings closed. Attendance at closed meetings is limited to those who have a desire to stop drinking. Every Monday at 8:00pm, in the home economics room, JC Charyk School.
Contact Sean at (403) 854-1221.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/aainhanna
For hearing aid sales and service in Hanna (usually in Hanna once per month) call 403-347-4703 or 1-800-661-4703.
The Mobile Mammography Unit (visits Rural Communities once per year):
"Home Care is a program of health services that supports your wellness and independence. The goal is to help you remain safe and independent in your own home or care setting for as long as possible. Alberta's Home Care Program supports Albertans of all ages and includes an array of services including health promotion and teaching, treatments, care at end of life, rehabilitation, home support and maintenance, assistance to maintain social connections, and support for your family or others who help you out. The Home Care program organizes health care service delivery with other health services that are available in your community."
Please contact Hanna Home Care for further information: 403-854-5249
Elder abuse can take a variety of forms including financial, emotional, medication, physical, sexual, and neglect; and often more than one form of abuse takes place at the same time. Research and best practices with respect to family violence, and specifically elder abuse, indicate that service providers who work together in coordinated ways are best positioned to meet the complex needs of elder abuse victims.
A coordinated community response model involves a group of organizations and/or service providers working together to achieve common goals related to addressing elder abuse. To develop a coordinated community response model for Hanna and area, Hanna Learning Centre will collaborate with other organizations and service providers including Town of Hanna, Hanna Family and Community Support Services, Starland County Family and Community Support Services, Hanna Lodge, Primary Care Network, Big Country Housing Authority and Project REACH (Mental Health Capacity Building Initiative).
With a response model in place and improved coordination among service providers, capacity within our region will be enhanced to prevent and respond to elder abuse.
For more information, contact: Tanis Kempe; Elder Abuse Coordinated Community Response Team Lead
Phone: (403) 854-2099 Ext. 229
The link for information and resources specific to Elder Abuse: www.seniors-housing.alberta.ca/seniors/elder-abuse.html
“Mobilizing community partners to address family violence” Is a collaborative Task Force comprised of various community entities working together to provide direction, assistance and support to those who are victims of family violence."
For more information follow this link: www.hannalearning.com/html/cbi/step.html
Helping Hands provides numerous support services such as Healthy at Home Program, Continuing Care Companion programs and is a Certified Canadian Red Cross Training Partner.
For more information call (403)-364-2476, toll free 1-888-364-2476or visit the website at www.helpinghandshomesupport.com
Big Country Victim Services provides 24 hour, seven days a week assistance to anyone who is a victim of crime or tragedy.
Phone: (403) 823-4233
After hours cell phone: (403) 820-1407
Phone 403-854-2582, located in the Hanna Provincial Building at 401 Centre Street; Hanna, Alberta.