The Active Aging Society champions the physical, social, and mental health of older adults in British Columbia. We are guided by evidence to scale and sustain health-promoting innovations that work. For over a decade, we have provided solutions to keep seniors mobile and socially connected.
We need large-scale solutions that turn knowledge into action and we know that community partnerships are key to creating change. That is why a network of community-based organizations, researchers, community leaders, and delivery partners are central to our work.
We support seniors across British Columbia and beyond to become active and connected for health so that they can enjoy independent, mobile living.
WHAT WE'RE AIMING TO DO
We connect stakeholders in healthy aging across BC through ABC, which comprises two initiatives: Choose to Move and Active Aging Grants.
Through the provision of information, training and evidence-based, initiatives we will:
In the next 3 years, we will adapt CTM to i. engage more vulnerable and disadvantaged seniors, ii. integrate ABC initiatives into existing or developing health systems and service priorities (e.g. home and community care/reablement), and iii. connect communities and organizations across BC and work with them to use evidence-based approaches to more efficiently and effectively promote the health of seniors.
By 2024 we will optimize the effectiveness of Choose to Move while doubling the number of BC seniors participating (12,000).
organizations committed to serving seniors
initiatives into existing health systems
mobility-disability, social isolation, and loneliness
physical, social, and mental health of seniors
local-level, community capacity