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The Edmonton Seniors Centre Strategy project is an opportunity for Edmontonians, of all ages, to consider what healthy and active ageing means for seniors centres.

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.

Engagement Process and Reporting Back

Seniors Centres of the Future

The Seniors Centres of the Future survey was released broadly via The Edmonton Insight Community, an inclusive and accessible online citizen panel made up of diverse Edmontonians who provide feedback on City policies, initiatives and issues.

The key purpose of the survey was to determine a) how people see seniors centres in Edmonton today, and b) what people think seniors centres in Edmonton should look like in the future.

What We Heard

Final Report

Share Your Voice

Join us at one of our five workshops across the city to learn about the work that has been done to date, to learn more about the active ageing determinants of health and emerging models for senior centre service delivery, and to identify potential opportunities and challenges to be considered in the development of the Seniors Centre Strategy.

Your input will be used to inform the development of Edmonton Seniors Centre Strategy.

The event is drop-in and refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome – because we are all getting older and a city that is friendly for seniors is a city that is friendly for all!

Upcoming Workshops

These events will occur at the same time as the Advancing Age Friendly Edmonton Interactive Drop-In Session. These are separate projects, but you are welcome to participate in both. Registration is not required but is encouraged.

June 6, 2017 from 4-8pm
Royal Canadian Legion Branch
14339 50 St NW
Register Online

June 13, 2017 from 4-8pm
Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
Tournament Rooms 2 and 3
2051 Leger Rd NW
Register Online

June 14, 2017 from 4:30-8:30pm
Mill Woods Seniors & Multicultural Centre
Rooms 229 and 231
2610 Hewes Way NW
Register Online

June 22, 2017 from 4-8pm
City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Register Online

June 25, 2017 from 10am-3pm
Callingwood Farmer’s Market
69 Avenue & 178 Street
Register Online

Activity Sheet and Feedback Form

Activity Sheet and Feedback Form

If you are unable to attend a drop-in session, fill out the activity sheet and feedback form. Please send completed forms to

The City of Edmonton is committed to involving the people affected by the decisions it makes. We seek diverse opinions, experiences and information so that a wide spectrum of information is available to decision makers.

For More Information

Ingrid Hoogenboom




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