In 2006, the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors (Canada) endorsed the “Age-Friendly Rural/Remote Communities Initiative.” The Initiative had two objectives: (a) To increase awareness of what seniors need to maintain active, healthy and productive lives within their communities by identifying indicators of age-friendly rural or remote communities, and (b) to produce a practical guide that rural and remote communities across Canada can use to identify common barriers, and to foster dialogue and action that supports the development of aging-friendly communities.
Here you may access the “Age-Friendly Rural and Remote Communities: A Guide” created via this initiative.
- Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
- Respect and Social Inclusion
- Social Participation
- Civic Participation and Employment Opportunities
- Communication and Information
- Community Support and Health Services