Pan-Edmonton Group Addressing Social Isolation of Seniors (PEGASIS)
Connecting seniors to reduce isolation
PEGASIS is a collaborative of senior-serving agencies in Edmonton developing new ways of supporting seniors to reduce social isolation and creating a community where seniors feel more valued and respected, and where their safety and well-being is actively supported.
By addressing a range of factors that may lead to social isolation, including lack of transportation, poor language skills, and low income, PEGASIS will encourage and promote healthy connections and build networks among seniors, caregivers, and communities. Learn more about the PEGASIS projects.
For information about social isolation and resources available in Edmonton to connect isolated or at-risk seniors, visit the Connecting Edmonton Seniors website. You can also find Connecting Edmonton Seniors on Facebook and Twitter.
Coordination of PEGASIS
The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (ESCC) has undertaken to provide backbone support to the PEGASIS Project. This involves taking the lead role in facilitating conversations with stakeholders in government, health care, and the community, and working with our partners to coordinate activities that are intended to reduce social isolation.
Promoting collaboration among stakeholders and helping to build capacity in seniors-serving agencies across the city are key elements of the ESCC Strategic Plan, and working to facilitate and maintain social connections for older adults is a key to creating an Age Friendly Edmonton.
For more information about PEGASIS, contact Tim Henderson, Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program