We have not built a city that serves the needs of senior citizens or Edmontonians that have special needs.
There are approximately 113,000 people living in Edmonton that are 65 years and older. More and more are choosing to live out their lives in their home neighbourhoods but our current neighbourhood design and amenities do not serve their needs.
Most neighbourhood community programs and amenities are designed primarily for young families and the able bodied. And as a city we have only implemented the minimum standard of universal design principles and only in limited areas.
To compound the issue we have a large population of whom English is not their first language and as we shift more of our city communication methods to digital many Edmontonians are left unaware of the services available to them.
As Mayor, I will work directly with community groups to build a city that works for all Edmontonians:
An accessible city that serves all Edmontontians and allows them to live well in their communities.