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Age Friendly Edmonton addresses the key factors that contribute to healthy, active, creative, aging in Edmonton.

Age Friendly Edmonton™ is an initiative to build a city that values, respects and actively supports the well-being of seniors.

An age friendly city is an inclusive place where age is not a barrier to access services, programs, businesses or facilities. Creating an age friendly city helps us all.

Co-led by the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council, Age Friendly Edmonton™ is a partnership of organizations committed to local action.

To achieve our vision that “Edmonton is a community that values, respects and actively supports the safety, diversity and wellbeing of seniors”, we strive for impact in the following areas:

  • Seniors are engaged, participating, and contributing to their communities
  • Seniors are safe and well in their home and communities
  • Seniors are respected and included
  • Seniors have access to the programs, services, and resources they need

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Learn about what difference we are making in the lives of seniors and in our community.

Learn about what Age Friendly Edmonton has accomplished so far.

We are looking for your ideas on the specific actions we can take to advance the age friendly initiative in your communities and across the city.

Age Friendly Storybook

Age Friendly Edmonton Storybook Cover

This is a different kind of annual report.

It tells the stories of regular Edmontonians who have chosen to work together to build a city that’s happier, safer, friendlier, warmer, and more interesting, for everyone of every age.

Age Friendly History

A Global Movement

Age Friendly is an international movement in which cities and communities around the world are preparing for two major demographic trends: aging of populations and urbanization.

One million people worldwide turn 60 every month and United Nation estimates the number of persons aged 60+ will double from 600 million to 1.2 billion by 2025 and again, to 2 billion by 2050. Many of these older adults will continue to live in their homes and communities, but these environments have not always been designed to meet their needs.

In 2010, the City of Edmonton became a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities. This network includes 454 Cities and Communities in 37 countries, along with 11 affiliated programmes. Creating an age-friendly city is one of the most effective policy approaches for responding to demographic aging.

As a member of this global network, Age Friendly Edmonton has access to resources, tools, expertise, and best practices from across the world.

Our History

In 2010, City Council adopted the Edmonton Seniors Declaration and Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council led extensive consultation and development of an action plan based on the World Health Organization’s Guide age-friendly cities.

In 2012, the Vision for an Age Friendly Edmonton Action Plan was endorsed by City Council and ongoing municipal funding was approved.

Since 2013, Age Friendly Edmonton partners have been actively implementing projects and initiatives that will help us achieve the goals outlined in the Vision for an Age Friendly Edmonton Action Plan.

For More Information

City of Edmonton Seniors' Team

Telephone 780-496-7898
Email agefriendly@edmonton.ca

Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council

Telephone

780-423-5635

Email executivedirector@seniorscouncil.net

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