The Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy is now available for download here.
Read the Age-Friendly Calgary Steering Committee 2016 Report to the Community for an update on the progress of the project.
Subscribe to our Age-Friendly Calgary newsletter to stay informed about the project.
Read detailed information about seniors in Calgary.
Calgary’s senior population is growing and by 2036, it’s estimated that nearly one in five Calgarians will be a senior. Through collaboration with older adult community members, other levels of government, and members of the health, post-secondary, non-profit, and private sectors, a community-wide strategy was created to prepare for Calgary's aging population.
The Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy and Implementation Plan 2015-2018 was approved by Calgary City Council in June 2015.
The Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy has six priority areas. Short descriptions of those are available in the PDFs below:
The creation of this framework included the participation of older adults at every stage of its development.
What you can do
Calgarians can impact their communities by bringing age-friendly actions to their neighbourhoods. Some suggestions for each priority area are:
Access to information and services
- Learn the differences between 211, 311, 811, and 911, and when to call each one.
- Offer to create a card for the wallet of someone who needs language translation. This will help them speak with service providers.
Community support and health
- Give extra support to older adults who have recently lost a spouse.
- Offer support to a senior or caregiver; such as delivering groceries, cutting their grass, shoveling snow, walking their dog or providing care for an afternoon while the caregiver takes a break.
Participation and inclusion
- Meet an older person in your neighbourhood that you haven’t met before.
- Start a walking group in your neighbourhood.
- Have your say. Join the Citizens’ View panel or attend a public engagement session.
Prevention of and response to elder abuse
Transportation and mobility
- Travel with confidence. Use the Go Here app to locate washrooms available to the public.
- Offer to drive an older person to appointments, shopping, and to social occasions.
Quick reference to seniors information, resources and help
The City is working closely with community partners and Calgarians to implement the plan.