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:
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
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
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
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.