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Age Friendly Edmonton works in partnership with organizations and individuals who have formed working groups focused on the key areas identified in the Vision for an Age Friendly Edmonton Action Plan.

Working with these organizations, Age Friendly Edmonton have managed to accomplish multiple projects and resources listed below.

Communication & Information

Goals

  • Seniors and those who support them easily access the information they need when required. 

Projects and Resources 

211: Seniors Information Phone Line logoSeniors Information Phone Line   

Age Friendly Communication: Facts, Tips and Ideas

How Seniors Access Information - Executive Summary 

How Seniors Access Information - Full Report

Community Support Services

Goals

  • Community support services are inclusive and responsive in meeting the needs of seniors
  • The community is engaged in meeting the needs of seniors

Projects and Resources

Age Friendly Business Audit Resource

Community Innovation Fund

Health Services

Goals

  • Comprehensive health services address cultural and language barriers and are available, timely, appropriate and easily accessible to help seniors remain in their community
  • Seniors have methods of obtaining education, knowledge and skills that are critical for them to support their own health
  • Information and technology are available to support seniors in managing their own health needs

Projects and Resources

Caregiver Navigator Training 

Healthy Aging Info Series

Healthy Aging Phone Information Series

Healthy Aging Phone Chats

Healthy Aging Agreement

Healthy Aging Host Evaluation

Healthy Aging Presenter Evaluation

Healthy Aging Participant Evaluation

Age Friendly Presentation Tips

Housing

Goals

  • There are a range of age-friendly housing options, from single-family homes to congregate living, available to seniors
  • Promote and/or develop resources to inform seniors and their families about their housing options

Projects and Resources

Home for Life™

Fire Safety for Seniors

 

Goal 2: Seniors are informed about the range of housing options available.

Action 1: Promote and/or develop resources to inform seniors and their families about their housing options.

Current Projects:

  • Home for Life - resources, guidelines, website
  • Support seniors housing in surplus school sites
  • Seniors housing workshops
  • Fire safety education and building code improvements
Outdoor Spaces & Buildings

Goals

  • Parks, outdoor spaces, communities and buildings are designed to be age-friendly
  • Parks, outdoor spaces, communities, walkways and buildings are maintained to ensure on-going access by seniors
Participation, Volunteerism & Employment

Goals

  • Seniors have a voice in decisions that affect their community
  • Seniors are valued as employees and volunteers

Projects and Resources

Employing Older Workers Promising Practices

The Benefits of Age: An Annotated Bibliography

Building Blocks for Boomer Volunteer Engagement

Respect & Social Inclusion

Goals

  • Seniors are treated with respect
  • Seniors have opportunities to participate in, and be engaged by, their communities

Projects and Resources

Ageism, Respect and Inclusion of Older Adults research

Respect and Inclusion Workshop Facilitator's Guide

Upgrade Your Mindset

Social & Recreational Participation

Goals

  • Seniors have access to a wide array of affordable and personally relevant activities
  • Opportunities for social engagement and recreation are inclusive and welcome diversity

Projects and Resources

Older Adults Needs Assessment - Highlights

Older Adults Needs Assessment - Full Report

Promising Practices (summary report)

Promising Practices: Comparable Cities Profiles Resource Kit

Transportation

Goals

  • Seniors have access to a range of appropriate transportation services that are available, acceptable, accessible, adaptable and affordable
  • Senior drivers are supported to ensure safety of themselves and others

Projects and Resources

For More Information

City of Edmonton Seniors' Team

Telephone 780-496-7898
Email agefriendly@edmonton.ca

Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council

Telephone

780-423-5635

Email executivedirector@seniorscouncil.net

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