Planning for the Future of Seniors Services

Planning for the Future of Seniors Services

The province, civil society organizations and private-sector groups are working together to help Alberta support an aging population.

Planning for the future of seniors services
Minister Pon speaks at the Vision 2030 for Seniors Services symposium.

The Vision 2030 for Seniors Services Symposium and a pre-symposium event run Nov. 13-14 in Edmonton. The events are bringing together a diverse group of health-care and front?line service providers, researchers, caregivers and technology innovators. More than 300 attendees will discuss innovative ideas to better meet the needs of seniors now and into the future. An earlier pre-symposium event took place Nov. 12.

A variety of presentations, workshops and networking opportunities will help build a common understanding of what the future holds for seniors services.

“Alberta’s seniors population is strong, vibrant and growing. Events like the Vision 2030 Symposium provide opportunities for government, civil society organizations and private-sector groups to identify ways we can work together to improve seniors services. Collectively, we must work hard to ensure programs and services are sustainable for future generations of seniors. Collaborative events that focus on innovative solutions are a step in the right direction.”Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing

“Alberta’s population of seniors is growing rapidly which means governments, researchers, communities and seniors service providers have much to plan for. This symposium and its pre-events create a shared understanding of the needs of Alberta seniors in the years to come. We are grateful for the Government of Alberta’s support for this work.”Linda Stanger, president, Alberta Association on Gerontology

Details on the events can be found at

Quick facts

  • The Vision 2030 for Seniors Services Symposium explores anticipated needs of seniors over the next 10 years. The Government of Alberta provided $15,000 to the Alberta Association on Gerontology to support the symposium.
  • Connecting Edmonton Seniors, the first pre-symposium event, on Nov. 12, facilitated conversations about the need for more awareness of system barriers that affect seniors in Edmonton.
  • Care Hacks: Future Technology for Seniors Reverse Trade Fair, the Nov. 13 pre-symposium event, discussed the use of technology to facilitate aging in place, specifically through support for caregivers.