As pictured above, representatives from the Councils of Glenwood, Hill Spring, and Cardston County were on hand in Hill Spring on November 10 to receive the Age-Friendly Recognition Award from MLA Maria Fitzpatrick. The Age-Friendly Recognition Award is presented by Alberta Seniors to communities chosen for their efforts to create an age-friendly community for residents.
"Age-friendly communities promote healthy and active aging. People in age-friendly communities are supported in maintaining their independence, and can access public buildings and amenities, participate in community events and initiatives, and acquire the supports and services they need." - Alberta SeniorsThe award includes $1,000 to go toward the development of a sign or plaque for display in the awarded community or for a celebration of the community’s success, national and international recognition, a written acknowledgement, and promotion of the community's activities on the Age-Friendly Alberta website.
To be recognized for striving to become an Age-Friendly Community in Alberta, communities must take four steps for becoming more age-friendly:Age-friendly Alberta recognition program
- Establish an age-friendly committee
- Have a resolution passed by your local government
- Conduct an age-friendly assessment of your community
- Develop and implement an action plan