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The Edmonton Seniors Centre Strategy project is an opportunity for Edmontonians, of all ages, to consider what healthy and active aging 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

Thank you for Sharing Your Voice

We hosted 5 workshops from June 6-June 25 across the city for Edmontonians to learn:

  • About the work that has been done to date
  • About the active aging determinants of health and emerging models for senior centre service delivery
  • To identify potential opportunities and challenges to be considered in the development of the Seniors Centre Strategy

The input gathered from these workshops will help develop the Edmonton Seniors Centre Strategy.

Activity Sheet and Feedback Form

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

Telephone

780-496-4938

Email ingrid.hoogenboom@edmonton.ca

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