The City of Edmonton has a Seniors Centres Plan (2011-2021) that provides direction on potential future capital requirements of existing seniors’ centres, recommendations to address seniors’ needs in areas of the city where seniors’ centres do not currently exist, and recommendations for operational improvements to seniors’ centres and services for older adults.
To support the objectives of the Seniors Centres Plan, an Edmonton Seniors Centres Strategy will be developed. The Strategy to outline a comprehensive approach to guide the City in achieving active aging outcomes through policy, programming, facilities and funding is necessary. The Edmonton Seniors Centres Strategy will also provide future direction to meet the changing and diverse needs of upcoming cohorts of seniors and assist with mitigating identified challenges and barriers.
What Is Healthy and Active Aging?
The eight determinants of health and active aging are: (1) economic, (2) social, (3) physical, (4) health-related, (5) behavioural, (6) personal, (7) physical (environment). In particular, we are looking for your ideas on how seniors’ centres can better support these determinants of active aging to support a high quality of life in our communities.