ESCC Annual Reports
Aging in Community Reports
To support Alberta’s health care system, Healthy Aging Alberta (backboned by United Way of Calgary and Area (UWCA)) administered and stewarded an investment in three projects to provide non-medical community supports for older adults. The projects were in geographic areas with high demand for health-promoting non-medical services, a high number of older adults, and hospitals that experienced capacity challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Communities with high readiness where existing community-based services for older adults could be rapidly deployed were identified. Three collaboratives already leading the coordination of home and related community support services in their region were enabled to maintain and/or increase services. This investment's regional and collective impact was assessed through a standardized data collection process established through a Community of Practice (CoP) that supported overall project implementation.