We are richer as a city when all citizens are able to meaningfully take part in the community. Edmonton’s seniors have much to offer through their experiences and perspectives, and they deserve to be included and supported as they navigate the significant transitions that come with aging. By working together, we can support the social inclusion of seniors.
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that support their health and wellness.
We all benefit when seniors are valued, respected, and supported to live healthily in their own homes and communities. Inclusion and social connectedness are key to good health. People of all ages with robust networks of social and community support have better physical and mental health outcomes, while isolation and loneliness put health at risk. Let’s work together to make sure all Edmontonians, regardless of age, feel respected and included.
1 in 4 (25%)
don’t have someone they can count on to listen to them
Nearly 2 in 5 (39%)
seldom or never have someone they can count on
Nearly 1 in 4 (24%)
seldom or never have someone they can rely on for help when they need it
“Social isolation is one of the most devastating things you can do to a human being; it doesn’t matter how old you are.”
– Rosalind Wiseman