Moving Through the Years, A Blueprint for Action
Moving Through the Years, a Blueprint for Action was unveiled
at the ALCOA National Forum
on May 13, 1999. The Blueprint for Action was developed for
and by Canadians and, as such, it speaks to the needs, interests,
and concerns from this unique perspective. The Blueprint is
a comprehensive policy aimed at enhancing the health and independence
of Canada's seniors. This document is without authorship and
grew out of a widely expressed need for consensus and direction
to address the needs of older adults. The Blueprint provides
a framework for governments, organizations that promote healthy,
active aging, and older adults themselves upon which to design,
develop, and deliver programs and services to Canada's fastest
The Blueprint is the product of extensive consultation and
collaboration among governments, seniors' organizations and
health care providers. The policy reveals the values, beliefs
and goals of a broad consensus of older adults and organizations
who support active living in Canada.
La Fondation en Adaptation Motrice (FAM) of Laval University
took the leadership role in coordinating and facilitating
the overall process for the Blueprint development. ALCOA has
agreed to serve as the caretaker for the Blueprint, with a
commitment to ensuring its uptake and implementation. The
Blueprint would not have been possible without the financial
contribution and support of Health Canada.
You can order the Blueprint by calling toll-free 1-888-334-9769.
You can view (download)
A Blueprint for Action for Active Living and Older Adults
in Adobe(TM) Acrobat(TM) format.
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