Saturday, November 14, 2015

Glenwood, Hill Spring, and Cardston County recognized as Age-Friendly communities


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 Seniors
The 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:
  1. Establish an age-friendly committee
  2. Have a resolution passed by your local government
  3. Conduct an age-friendly assessment of your community
  4. Develop and implement an action plan
Related link/source:
Age-friendly Alberta recognition program

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