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Gathering of Seniors

We want to ensure that current and future Edmontonians aged 55+ have access to diverse and inclusive programs, services and activities to support healthy aging and that the City uses resources to effectively support these goals. 

Approach to Seniors Services: A Framework to Support Seniors in Edmonton Now and into the Future

To better understand and plan for future changes that will affect healthy aging in Edmonton, this project will:

  • Focus on the needs of seniors and how seniors services can help address those needs,
  • Learn about the determinants of healthy aging, and programs and services that help seniors to age well at home and in their community, 
    Help develop and apply learnings from leading practice and insights such as a sector mapping process, strategic foresight, and recent seniors projects
  • Include a community engagement process with key stakeholders throughout the project

The two phases of this project include:

Phase 1
  • Will include assessment of the current state of programs, services and activities; clarification on the City’s role, and identifying future enhancements to supporting healthy aging
Phase 2
  • Includes discussions around existing and potential role(s) of seniors serving organizations with healthy aging services and programs, clarification of the City’s mandate with seniors, and update the City’s funding model to align with the strategic directions identified in phase 1  

Approach to Senior Services

An overview of the project using Prezi.

Summary Report of a framework to support services in Edmonton now and into the future.

Determinants of Healthy Aging (DOHA) and Why They Matter

Developed by the Alberta Association of Seniors Centres, the six determinants of healthy aging (DOHA) emphasize the direct impact seniors services have on the health and well-being to support older adults to successfully age in their chosen homes and communities. 

The categories are:

  • Physical and mental health
  • Social environment and engagement
  • Social support
  • Personal well-being
  • Physical environment
  • Safety and security

This framework is a useful tool for strategic planning and evaluation.

This framework will be used to help shape the discussion and future plans about programs and services to meet the needs of seniors in Edmonton.  

We Need Your Help

We want to continue the conversation about where to go from here. Your input and knowledge is critical to helping ensure future plans meet the greatest needs and builds upon previous and current learnings from other work with the senior sector.

Approach to Seniors Services Project Survey

Share your feedback with us until February 10, 2020

For More Information

Title Project Manager Seniors


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