Alberta is aging video

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Fact: Alberta is aging

  • In April 2011, there were about 410,000 seniors in Alberta.
  • By 2035, there will be more than 1,000,000 seniors in Alberta.
  • Most seniors are healthy and live independently in their own homes.
  • They contribute as employers, employees, mentors, volunteers, taxpayers, grandparents and community leaders.

Alberta’s aging population will present opportunities and challenges for:

  • Governments
  • Private Business
  • Labour force
  • Health care supports
  • Transportation
  • Non-profit sector
  • Communities, and
  • Families

To successfully meet the needs of our aging population, the Government of Alberta has developed the Aging Population Policy Framework.

The Framework will support Alberta’s aging population by:

  • Outlining the roles and responsibilities of governments, public and private organizations, communities and all Albertans.
  • Providing these groups with a roadmap for future decisions about policies, programs and supports.
  • Supporting programs and services that are efficient, affordable and sustainable.

We all need to work together to make sure seniors have access to:

  • Financial Supports
  • Housing
  • Continuing Care Services
  • Health Related Supports
  • Transportation and Accessibility
  • Abuse-free Environments
  • Supportive Communities
  • Government Programs