Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Edmonton Seniors Housing Forum 2011

What is the Seniors' Housing Forum?

The Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (Sage),  in partnership with key community stakeholders, is presenting this  one-day Seniors' Housing Forum for the general public on Saturday,  September 24th, free of charge! The goal of the Forum is to educate  participants about the range of housing options and community resources  available for older adults and to guide individuals in planning  appropriate future housing for themselves and/or significant others.

This  is the fifth time the Seniors' Housing Forum has been held in Edmonton,  with participant attendance in past years ranging between 300-400 and  an average of 40 exhibitors in attendance. 

When and Where
Saturday, September 24, 2011
9:00am - 3:00pm
Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre
11113-113 Street, Edmonton, AB



A  complimentary boxed lunch will be available for participants at the  venue. Coffee and tea will also be served in the morning and at lunch.

Free parking available on site.

Beginning September 1st, please register your attendance by phoning 780-423-5510 ex. 310 or email

Schedule and Session Topics

09:00am - Doors Open, all day viewing of displays

10:00am-11:00am - Welcome, 1st Group Session in Large Auditorium
"Housing Options"
This session will focus on seniors' housing options such as home living, supportive  living and facility living environments available to older adults. The  session will utilize the available resources on seniors' housing to help address the questions and concerns seniors face when choosing the optimal environment in which to live.

11:15am-12:00pm - Concurrent Sessions A, B, C
Option A. "Health Services" in Large Auditorium
A  representative from Alberta Health Services will speak to the spectrum  of publicly funded health services in all types of housing. Alberta  Continuing Care Association (ACCA) will review private-pay home care  options that complement those available through Alberta Health Services.
Option B. "Caregiver & Family Dynamics" in Small Auditorium
This  session outlines supports available to families and caregivers as  seniors transition from one housing environment to another. Strategies  for handling family dynamics and stress related to moving will also be  discussed.
Option C. "Staying Well in Your Home" in Gym
This session will focus on home adaptations to help seniors live comfortably  and safely in their own homes. The session will examine universal and  accessible design concepts in order to accomodate the changing ability  and mobility needs of individuals as they age. Grants available to  low-income seniors for such home adaptations will also be discussed.

12:00pm-1:00pm - Complimentary boxed lunch available, View exhibitor displays

1:00pm-1:45pm Concurrent Sessions A, B, D
Option A. "Health Services" in Large Auditorium
Option B. "Caregiver & Family Dynamics" in Small Auditorium
Option D. **New** "Financial Planning" in Gym
This  session provides information on strategies for planning finances to  support housing choices. Guidance will also be offered on accessing  income supports and other financial benefits.

2:00pm-2:45pm 2nd Group Session in Large Auditorium
"Community Supports for Seniors"
This  session will give an overview of some practical resources allowing  seniors to age-in-place and be supported in the community. It will  describe city-wide services offered by senior-serving organizations that  provide services designed to help seniors live safely and  independently.

2:45pm-3:00pm - Wrap-Up, Prizes


  1. Its really a great information about seniors housing which is knowledgeable for us. I appreciate your great work about seniors.

    alzheimer’s communities

  2. Your post is really informative,and i like your post a lot.