Age is a Gift to the City
Edmonton's commitment to seniors rests on four ideals:
Individuals are Respected
Individuals are respected regardless of age. All generations have much to teach and learn from each other.
People of All Ages are Safe
People of all ages are safe in their homes and neighbourhoods. Safety has physical, environmental,
financial and health aspects.
Infrastrucutre is Accessible
The city’s transportation systems, urban design and physical infrastructure allow all people to participate in full lives. No one is barred from involvement in city life by mobility or resources.
Older People Have Ready Access
Older people have ready access to programs, employment, activities and services that help them stay engaged, respected and appreciated.
City Council declares that it will work towards making Edmonton age-friendly as part of our vision for an integrated, sustainable, livable city. To do so, we will use the best knowledge available from international, national and local research. We will ensure our decision-making and policies embrace this perspective. We will encourage other organizations, individuals, businesses and institutions to adopt this declaration. And we will work with other orders of government to increase commitment and coordination on seniors' issues.
Age is a gift to the city. We will value all the individuals who bring it to us.
Declared by Edmonton City Council on June 3, 2010.
Read the full report: Edmonton Seniors Declaration
Contact the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council to share your thoughts on how to make Edmonton more age-friendly.
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