The Older Adults’ Coalition of Chestermere (OACC) is a community driven and non-political group of like-minded older adults, community members, organizations and businesses.
The mandate of OACC, as identified by OACC members, is to strive to clearly voice and promote all aspects and needs of older adults in the City of Chestermere and surrounding areas. These needs could be: Medical, Social or Physical, and be related to Mental Health and Wellness, Intellectual, Communicative, Financial, Cultural, Legal, Family and Community Influences and Social and Inclusive issues within the community.
We want to hear from the older adults and our vast partnerships in order to try and satisfy what is required for older adults in the City of Chestermere in order to age in place. This includes fostering collaboration with Municipal and Provincial Governments as well as others with an interest in the needs of older adults.
Our vision is to be a community that offers older adults and residents in Chestermere and surrounding areas the abililty to engage actively and have a collective voice represented in the community.
The mission of OACC is that collectively our voice will create an awareness and be informative, be inclusive and collaborative and grow a lifestyle for all older adults. As a group of volunteers we are action-oriented and will respectfully engage and educate our community. To help us in our mission the Coalition contributes a column in the Chestermere Anchor News Magazine and a radio segment with CFTR The Rogue – Chestermere Radio.
We are committed to being a respectful and collective voice of the older adult community in Chestermere and surrounding areas. Members are invited to attend Meetings and will receive Agendas and Meeting Minutes. We are an inclusive membership ensuring a broad representation of all cultures, ages, caregivers and agencies. Members either reside or work within the geographical boundaries of Chestermere and surrounding areas.
If you would like to join our Voice for Older Adults through the OACC, please contact Joanne Lemna – Co Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM at Lakeshore Manor (200 Marina Drive, Chestermere).
The Coalition has released the updated Chestermere Older Adults’ Resource Handbook – 2023 edition which includes resources relevant to Older Adults. Click on the link below for a digital version. Hard copies can be obtained at various businesses, organizations and community locations throughout the City, including City Hall.