Age-Friendly Communities Are Empowering Seniors to Thrive
An Age-Friendly Community is a place where seniors can age actively, live in security and enjoy good health – actions that will improve the quality of life for all citizens well into the future. When a community undertakes age-friendly initiatives, they’re creating a supportive environment where seniors are respected for the valuable contributions they make and where seniors are given a chance to let their strengths shine. This doesn’t just enhance the quality of life for individuals as they get older – it builds a community that’s more inclusive for everyone!
New Brunswick’s Age-Friendly Recognition Program recognizes those municipalities and communities who have completed the first four steps based on the World Health Organization’s framework to become Age-Friendly:
Secure official commitment to the Age-Friendly Community approach.
Establish an Age-Friendly Steering Committee and engage the community.
Conduct an age-friendly assessment.
Establish a comprehensive action plan.
These steps take significant time and effort. Congratulations to the three successful recipients of the Age-Friendly Recognition Award for their commitment and leadership in becoming an Age-Friendly Community!
The 2017 award recipients are: City of Moncton, Municipalité régionale de Tracadie and Communauté rurale de Cocagne. Click on the badges on the map to read their amazing stories. Plus, check out the featured Age-Friendly Community Resources.
In an effort to facilitate communities working together and supporting one another on their age-friendly initiatives, The Wellness Movement would like to applaud those communities who are working hard and are well on their way to becoming age-friendly. We hope this map will help communities to reach out to one another for encouragement and share resources along the journey.