“This video captures the essence of a refreshed gift of age statement which recognizes and celebrates the lifelong contributions of older adults who make up our city.” - Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council
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 homes and communities
- Seniors are respected and included
- Seniors have access to the programs, services, and resources they need
Age is a gift to the city. We will value all individuals who bring it to us. The City is once again recognizing the contribution of seniors in this declaration to show our respect and share our gratitude for the older adults in our community.