Functionally Independent Seniors Lodges

Lodge Options

From the Alberta Seniors Website

This program provides single or double bed/sitting rooms, meals, housekeeping services, linen/laundry and recreational services. Services beyond these basic offerings vary depending on the lodge and the community. Management of the facilities and tenant selection are delegated to management bodies.

Health Services

Generally, lodges do not have health professionals on staff and lodge employees are not trained to care for residents with health or complex personal care needs. All lodge residents who are assessed by the health system as requiring health care can receive these services through the Home Care Program provided by Alberta Health Services. In addition, some management bodies have formal agreements with Alberta Health Services to coordinate or provide health and personal care services to their lodge residents.


Senior citizens who are functionally independent, with or without the help of existing community based services, are eligible for lodge accommodation. Applicants are prioritized on the basis of need, which takes into consideration housing need, level of support required and income. It is this priority list that identifies which applicants will be housed first. Applicants may also need to meet local residency requirements.

Big Hill Lodge

Phone: 403-932-3355
Fax: 403-932-9226
Address: 98 Carolina Drive, Cochrane, AB, T4C 1X5
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. 4 p.m. (office)
Services: Big Hill Lodge offers safe and affordable housing to seniors 65 and older. Home cooked meals, Housekeeping services, Full time Recreational services and 24-hour staffing and security are provided to our residents in a warm, friendly and home like environment. Big Hill Lodge, Senior's Housing with Heart."

Bow Valley Regional Housing

Phone: 403-678-5922
Office at: 920-13 Street Canmore, AB T1W 1W1
BVRH operates 2 Lodges (Banff Cascade House and Bow River Lodge, Canmore) with a total of 79 supportive living residential rooms in Banff/Canmore. Most of our Lodge Residents are fully functional but enjoy letting us cook and clean for them! Our lodges provide every resident with the opportunity to enjoy full meal and snack services, but we are not responsible for their nutritional needs. We are exploring opportunities to increase our level of care service at Bow River Seniors Lodge in Canmore.