Resources 

The Manitoba Age-Friendly Initiative provides the Age Friendly Rural Remote Communities: A Guide to assist communities to connect with seniors and identify barriers and concerns.

The guide recommends the following categories be examined as part of developing an age-friendly community:

  • outdoor space and buildings
  • transportation
  • housing
  • respect and social inclusion
  • social participation
  • communication and information
  • civic participation and employment
  • community support and health services
Websites
Guides
Reports
  • Healthy Environments, Healthy People presentation
  • Age-Friendly Manitoba Connecting Communities Prairie Mountain Health, Summary of the Day Brandon
    On Friday, October 20, 2017, 26 participants representing the communities of Brandon, Hamiota, Boissevain, Birtle, Minnedosa, Glenboro, Plumas, Killarney, and Rossburn attended the Age-Friendly Connecting Communities Day in Brandon, Manitoba. Representatives of Prairie Mountain Health also participated.
  • Age-Friendly Manitoba Connecting Communities Prairie Mountain Health Summary of the Day Dauphin
    On Wednesday October 25, 2017, 16 participants representing the communities of Dauphin, Ethelbert, Harrison Park, Swan River, Grandview, and Hamiota attended the Age-Friendly Connecting Communities Day in Dauphin, Manitoba. Representatives of Prairie Mountain Health and Recreational and Regional Services also participated.
  • Age-Friendly Manitoba Connecting Communities Interlake-Eastern Region Summary of the Day Beausejour
    On Monday October 16, 2017, 20 participants representing the communities of Springfield, Steinbach, Pinawa, Lac du Bonnet, Beausejour, and Pine Falls attended the Age-Friendly Connecting Communities Day in Beausejour, Manitoba. Representatives of Brokenhead Outreach for Seniors, Two Rivers Senior Resource Council, Recreation and Regional Services Eastman, and the Interlake Eastern Interlake Regional Health Authority (IERHA) also participated.
  • Age-Friendly Manitoba Connecting Communities Interlake-Eastern Region Summary of the Day Stonewall
    On Monday November 6, 2017, 19 participants representing the communities of Stonewall, Rockwood, St. Laurent, Gimli, Teulon, Village of Dunnotar, Arborg, and West-Interlake attended the Age-Friendly Connecting Communities Day in Stonewall, Manitoba. Representatives from the Interlake Eastern Regional Health Authority (IERHA) also participated.
  • Midwestern District (Strathclair) Connecting Communities Day Report
    On June 7, 2016, approximately 19 participants representing communities of Yellowhead (Shoal Lake/Strathclair); Hamiota; Harrison Park (Sandy Lake); Prairieview; Westlake; Gladstone; Rossburn; Killarney; Hartney; and Gilbert Plains, attended the Age-Friendly Connecting Communities Day in Strathclair, Manitoba. The objective was to bring Age-Friendly communities of the Midwestern District to connect, share best practices, challenges and resources.
  • Eastern District (Lac du Bonnet) Connecting Communities Day Report
    On May 16, 2016, 19 participants representing communities of Beausejour,Lac du Bonnet; Pinawa; Powerview Pine Falls; Springfield; Victoria Beach; Rural Municipality of Victoria Beach, and Whitemouth attended the Age-Friendly Connecting Communities Day in Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba. The objective of the event was to bring Age-Friendly communities of the Eastern District to connect, share best practices, available resources and discuss challenges.
  • Summary of the Central Age-Friendly Connecting Communities Day
    Report on the Age-Friendly Connecting Communities Day held in Winkler, Manitoba on May 27, 2015. Twelve Central District community representatives from Notre Dame de Lourdes, Morris, Winkler, Portage la Prairie, & Plum Coulee attended the day.
  • Summary of the Interlake Age-Friendly Connecting Communities Day
    Report on the Age-Friendly Connecting Communities Day held in Gimli, Manitoba on June 11, 2015. Twenty-one Interlake District community representatives from Arborg, Dunnottar, Gimli, Selkirk, St. Laurent, Stonewall/ RM of Rockwood, Teulon, Winnipeg Beach, & a business/community developer with Community Futures West Interlake (working with Age-Friendly communities in West Interlake) attended the day.
  • Summary of the Eastern Age-Friendly Connecting Communities Day
    Report on the Age-Friendly Connecting Communities Day held in Steinbach, Manitoba on June 9, 2015. Twenty-one Eastern District community representatives from Steinbach, Beausejour, De Salaberry, Pine Falls, Pinawa, Lac du Bonnet, Vita, Stuartburn & Whitemouth attended the day.

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