Seniors Services Consultation

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In late 2019 the City embarked on an extensive community consultation to better understand the services desired by current and future seniors. This process helped shape six priority program areas to drive the future activity of the Seniors Centre.

These areas include:

  1. Inclusion/accessibility: physical and financially accessible programming and services that help prevent isolation, social exclusion, and invisibility.
  2. Awareness and education: ensure all citizens of Medicine Hat are aware of and understand service offerings, the needs of older adults and their contributions to our community.
  3. Intergenerational: children, youth, adults, and seniors connect, interact and learn from one another.
  4. Central hub: a consistent and easy-to-navigate source of information, education opportunities, activities and resources.
  5. Participation and engagement: senior-driven programming and a supportive community behind it. Opportunities for seniors to participate in the decisions that impact their lives.
  6. Ageism and respect: programming must seek to build capacity in our community to counter ageism.

In 2020, a Request for Proposal was issued to determine if there were alternate service providers willing and capable of delivering the services sought.

Following an extensive evaluation process, City staff have recommended Kerby Assembly be awarded the contract to operate the Veiner and Strathcona Centre. Council voted on this item at the meeting on Monday, February 1,2021.

In late 2019 the City embarked on an extensive community consultation to better understand the services desired by current and future seniors. This process helped shape six priority program areas to drive the future activity of the Seniors Centre.

These areas include:

  1. Inclusion/accessibility: physical and financially accessible programming and services that help prevent isolation, social exclusion, and invisibility.
  2. Awareness and education: ensure all citizens of Medicine Hat are aware of and understand service offerings, the needs of older adults and their contributions to our community.
  3. Intergenerational: children, youth, adults, and seniors connect, interact and learn from one another.
  4. Central hub: a consistent and easy-to-navigate source of information, education opportunities, activities and resources.
  5. Participation and engagement: senior-driven programming and a supportive community behind it. Opportunities for seniors to participate in the decisions that impact their lives.
  6. Ageism and respect: programming must seek to build capacity in our community to counter ageism.

In 2020, a Request for Proposal was issued to determine if there were alternate service providers willing and capable of delivering the services sought.

Following an extensive evaluation process, City staff have recommended Kerby Assembly be awarded the contract to operate the Veiner and Strathcona Centre. Council voted on this item at the meeting on Monday, February 1,2021.

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