ESCC has been involved in developing various educational resources, research, and reports. The items below cover a range of areas related to supporting older adults and the organizations that serve them. Information on many of the groups and initiatives involved in creating these resources can be found on our Past Work & Projects page.
Resources for Low to Moderate Income Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Edmonton Coordinated Pandemic Response Group, 2020)
Leaving Home & Staying Safe Balancing Risks & Mental Health (Edmonton Coordinated Pandemic Response Group, 2020)
Coordinated Pandemic Response for Edmonton Senior Serving Community (Edmonton Coordinated Pandemic Response Group, 2020)
Outreach Toolkit (manual, interview guide, resource list, and collaborative case management process) developed for support workers who do outreach to isolated and at-risk seniors in Edmonton (ESCC, updated 2017). (Content related to seniors outreach: Helping Seniors Age in Place: A Strategic Framework to Improve Outreach to Edmonton’s Isolated and/or At-Risk Seniors)
The Seniors Information Phone Line will connect you to programs, services and resources in the Edmonton area from one central phone service. Next time you have a question about supports for seniors, dial 2-1-1 and press 2 to reach the Seniors Information Phone Line.
For those who prefer web, 211 Alberta offers an online database outlining senior-specific information and a live chat service. Visit the 211 webpage.
View the Seniors Information Phone Line 2020 Annual Report
Pan-Edmonton Group Addressing Social Isolation of Seniors/Connecting Edmonton Seniors
By addressing a range of factors that may lead to social isolation, the PEGASIS/Connecting Edmonton Seniors initiative promoted healthy connections and built networks among seniors, caregivers, and communities. While funding for this initiative has ended, stakeholders continue to collaborate through the Stewardship Round Table, a network of experts within Edmonton's seniors serving network to address complex issues impacting older Edmontonians, including isolation.
View the summary report of this initiative for more information: PEGASIS/Connecting Edmonton Seniors Summary Report (Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council, 2021)
This Journey Map illustrates the many factors that can lead to isolation and what is needed to overcome them. Key factors were identified through in-depth interviews with seniors and seniors organization staff members involved in the PEGASIS project.
This connecting the dots tool provides information about how to identify signs of isolation in older adults and how to connect them.
This conversation starters resource provides talking points to understand if someone may be experiencing isolation.
Senior Agency Processes
Tools to help you manage and build your agency.
Roadmap and Strategic Plan for the Improvement of Seniors' Information Services and Resources (Zenev and Associates for Age Friendly Edmonton, 2015)