The senior population in Calgary is growing. According to the City of Calgary, by 2036 nearly one in five Calgarians will be a senior. To prepare for that, the City of Calgary has launched the Seniors Age-Friendly Calgary Strategy. “The Senior Age-Friendly Strategy presents a vision and principles for creating a more age friendly Calgary, as well as population level results, strategies, partners, and proposed actions within each of the local priority areas.” (Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy).
The six priority areas of the Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy are:
- Access to information and services
- Community support and health
- Participation and inclusion
- Prevention of and response to elder abuse
- Transportation and mobility
Immigrant Services Calgary is a committee member of the Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy Development.
For more information about the Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy please visit the website http://calgary.ca/agenfriendly