Age Friendly Manitoba Initiative Strategy

Manitoba has a growing number of seniors. And the government has an age-friendly initiative to meet the needs of seniors.

The idea of being age-friendly comes from the World Health Organization. The aim is to encourage communities to consider seniors' needs. This includes healthy living, ways to be part of the community and ways to be safe. All of this improves the quality of life for people as they age.

Manitoba facts* -- did you know?

  • 16 per cent were 65 years and older
  • people 65 and over will increase by 31 per cent between 2018 and 2028
  • people 65 and over mostly live in the community -- which comes with opportunity and challenge

*as of 2019

What is an Age-Friendly Community?

Age-friendly communities design with seniors in mind:

  • policies
  • programs
  • services

Communities make it easier for older adults to stay active and healthy. This makes it easier for them to give back to society.

The Manitoba Age-Friendly Initiative provides information to help communities. Review this guide: Age Friendly Rural Remote Communities: A Guide. Connect with seniors in your community and identify barriers and concerns.

Consider these areas and services as part of an age-friendly community:

  • outdoor space and buildings
  • transportation
  • housing
  • respect and social inclusion
  • social participation
  • communication and information
  • civic participation and employment
  • community support and health services

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