Recent stories about seniors

A line of trees hanging over a cedar fence in an alleyway
engagement trees

Calls for public engagement: Urban forest, aging, La Perle and Belmead renewal

Here are opportunities to help shape municipal planning about Edmonton's urban forest, renewal in La Perle and Belmead, and aging in Strathcona County.

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Councillors Sarah Hamilton, Erin Rutherford, and Ashley Salvador at a council meeting.
city council budget

On the agenda: Potential tax increases, Windsor Park rezoning, supportive housing

This week, council will make adjustments to the city's operating budget, look at a rezoning in Windsor Park, and discuss supportive housing projects at risk of losing funding.

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Two people play cards.
city council health

Prescribing joy: How Edmonton advocates help seniors age in place

The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council is partnering with medical professionals to help the city's seniors keep living in their homes rather than in long-term care facilities.

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A man holds a tray of Evans cherries, purple beans, yellow cherry tomatoes, a cucumber, and a green pepper. An owl ornament and tomato plants are beside him.
food gardening

Seeds for Seniors seeks help from Edmonton gardeners

With Edmonton's low-income seniors struggling with rising food costs, a local group is in search of volunteers to support its community gardens.

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A rainbow of flags held aloft on a street during a Pride parade
city council affordable housing

Retirement home for LGBTQ2S+ seniors is in the works

The Edmonton Pride Seniors Group (EPSG) is getting closer to its dream of building a queer-friendly retirement home. The group is working with the city to acquire a piece of land on which to build an affordable housing development where queer seniors can feel comfortable and safe being themselves, without worrying about whether the residents or staff will accept them.

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