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Business Hours: 8am - 4pm Mon-Fri, Closed 12-1pm & Holidays

Ph: 403.748.4044        Fx: 403.748.3213
Email: info@townofbentley.ca

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Community Services Office


Bentley Community Service Office

Located in the Bentley Care Centre, first hallway to the left
4834 - 52nd Avenue, Box 179, Bentley AB T0C 0J0
Phone:  403-748-2160     Fax:  403-748-2961    Email:  community@townofbentley.ca
Department Manager:  Barb Carson

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The Community Services Office  is a department of the Town, operating under the mandate of Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) and receives 80% of its funding from the Province of Alberta. Information on the Family & Community Support Services mandate and guidelines can be found on the Associations web site www.fcssaa.ab.ca  

FCSS: Weaving Alberta’s Social Fabric  A very informative video explaining FCSS in Alberta communities.

When available, additional service contracts may be entered into to better provide services to the citizens of Bentley, at the discretion of Administration and Council.  Current funding partners for special projects and services include Lacombe County, Central Parkland Parent Link and the Summer Village of Gull Lake.

FCSS does not engage in crisis intervention directly, but may assist through referrals to appropriate agencies

 We are proud to work with our community stakeholders and citizens to identify areas of early intervention and prevention opportunities and work towards enhancing programming in these areas as resources allow.

 

Together We Are Better!

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A peek at some of our activities

 

Bentley Boutique

 

Clothing recycling project.  Clothes are accepted in "gently used" condition. The Boutique is managed by volunteers.  No charge, however donations are gratefully accepted

Early Childhood Mapping Initiative

Member of the Lacombe County Early Year Matters Coalition

 

Information and Referrals

Community Services endeavours to have the latest contact information for Government assistance programs, social programs, local and external services. If we do not have the information, we may be able to assist researching solutions and/or contacts with you.

Family Community Outreach

  • Special event facilitation 
  • National Child's Day
  • Intergenerational events throughout the year
  • Get Outside and Play Week event

Life Skills for Youth

Working in partnership with the Bentley School and other community partners, Community Services researches and coordinates/funds programs which may brought to the school to enhance the lifeskills of our youth and/or educational speakers for the staff.

  • Home Alone
  • Babysitting Course
  • Empowerment Speakers
  • Little Chef's
  • School and community skill enhancement opportunities
 Outreach Worker

To make and appointment with the Outreach Worker call 403.506.2830

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Playgroup & Special Opportunties  In partnership with Central Parkland Parent Link

Programming for families with children newborn to 5 years old

PLAYGROUP Every Friday starting September 21, 2018 9:30-11am at Bentley Town Office.  Join us for a morning full of opportunities to connect with other parents, and strengthen the relationship with your child through play & activities.

Mom & Kids Yoga October 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2018 10:30-11:30am; Miss Jaime from Little Lights Yoga will take children and their caregivers on a yoga journey using their imagination, special themes and storytelling!

Emotion Coaching November 16, 2018 9:30-11:30am

Move and Groove November 20, 27 & December 4 & 11, 2018 10-11:00 am; Join us for 4 weeks of musical movement with your child.  We will get active with our children using music, scarves, musical games, and instruments.  Please wear comfortable clothes. Location: TBA

Lads and Littles SPORTBALL January 26, February 2, 9, 23 March 2 & 9, 2019 10-11am Community Hall. Dads, Grandpas, uncles or male caregivers come play, develop sport and social skills with your little one! 

 

Seniors Outreach

  • seniors.jpgAssistance with government forms
  • Information and referrals
  • Assistance with forms - Government of Alberta Special Needs Assistance Program
  • Lifeline Personal Response System - assistance with application for funding.  Red Deer Lifeline provides the service to the Bentley Area  
  • Home Help - light housekeeping - administered by Lacombe FCSS 403-782-6637
  • Volunteer engagement

Bentley Community Newsletter

Monthly community newsletter financially supported by citizens, organizations and business. 1100 copies mailed monthly to all PO Boxes, RR1 Bentley residents.

Santa's Celebration

Coordination of annual gathering of citizens and organizations to kick off the holiday season. Volunteers are the pillars of this event!

Volunteer Services

  • hands.jpgReferrals to organizations
  • Coordination of volunteer opportunities for FCSS
  • Volunteer organization support - grant writing and research, use of office equipment
  • Board Development Assistance
  • Dissemination of information to organizations - grant info, learning opportunities
  • Committee with community organizations as engaged