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Alberta Seniors and Housing provides programs and services to assist seniors and promote their safety and wellbeing. The ministry also supports the development of affordable housing and ensures Albertans in need have access to housing options.
The population of seniors in Alberta is currently over 640,000 and is expected to grow to one million by 2035. It is essential that they live safely and independently in their chosen communities. To that end, the ministry promotes age-friendly initiatives, working with communities to develop inclusive and welcoming approaches to a wide variety of challenges faced by seniors and those in need.
Minister’s Seniors Service Awards
Recognize Albertans and organizations that make a difference in the lives of seniors and their communities.
Reducing social isolation for seniors
Social isolation and exclusion can be a significant issue for many seniors. This toolkit helps service providers, community groups, and health professionals address its challenges.
Caring for caregivers
Learn strategies and find helpful tips for supporting loved ones through health and living challenges.
- Nov 06, 2020
Brad Rutherford, MLA for Leduc-Beaumont and military liaison to the Canadian Armed Forces, issued the following statement on behalf of the Government of Alberta:
- Nov 06, 2020
Minister of Seniors and Housing Josephine Pon issued the following statement on National Senior Safety Week:
- Oct 07, 2020
The governments of Alberta and Canada are supporting more housing options for Redwater seniors with the redevelopment and expansion of Diamond Spring Lodge.