Age-Friendly Calgary background
Calgary’s seniors, or older adults, are an increasingly diverse and numerous group of people. With a wide range of interests, skills, needs, and preferences – and at varying life stages, as their age-ranges can traverse several generations – seniors are a vital part of our communities. The City of Calgary is interested in supporting and engaging older adults in the best way possible.
While Calgary is a fairly young city, we are experiencing the overall aging of our population, as is much of the western world. This is due to increasing longevity and decreasing fertility rates. The aging of the baby boomer generation – those born between 1946 and 1965 – is also contributing to the aging population as a whole.
Certain opportunities and challenges will accompany this demographic shift, moving aging-related issues to the top of the policy agenda locally, nationally and globally.
TheAge-Friendly Strategy was designed to support and prepare for Calgary’s aging population. The creation of this framework included the input and participation of older adults at every stage of its development.
The Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy has six priority areas:
- Access to information and services
- Community support and health
- Participation and inclusion
- Prevention and response to elder abuse
- Transportation and mobility
Key documents for partners
- Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy
- Updated May 17, 2017: Revisions to the Transportation & Mobility priority area
- Age-Friendly Calgary Steering Committee 2018-2019 Report to the Community - an update on the progress of the project
- Age-Friendly Calgary Steerting Committee 2018-2019 Report to the Community - short version
- Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy Implementation Plan 2019-2022 Summary
- Age-Friendly Alberta
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