What is Healthy Aging Alberta?
Healthy Aging Alberta is a rich network of community-based senior serving organizations and allies across our province united by a shared vision: to make Alberta one of the best places in the world to grow older.
Healthy Aging Alberta was established to connect community-based senior-serving (CBSS) organizations with larger systems such as health, housing, and the disabilities sectors.
Organizations serving older adults play a critical role in Albertans aging at home in the community. Yet, limited coordination and the absence of infrastructure prevent us from collaborating as a formal sector with other systems and from having a strong, unified voice at tables where decisions are being made about how to best support seniors. Coordinating our efforts is critical in meeting the needs of the growing demographic of older Albertans and enabling every senior to age the way they want.
To address these issues, United Way has worked closely with the Government of Alberta to develop Healthy Aging Alberta.
Healthy Aging Alberta seeks to enhance the lives of older Albertans by uniting the organizations that serve them. This work is being done for the community, by the community. Together we will empower, support, and inspire older adults to age on their terms while improving health and social outcomes. We need to come together as a coordinated, well-supported sector ready to fulfill our role in the seniors’ continuum of care.
United Way of Calgary and Area manages Healthy Aging Alberta on behalf of the community and is guided by the Community Leadership Council (CLC).