On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, the Minister of Healthy Living and Seniors presented the following Age-Friendly Communities with a Recognition Award for achieving the Age-Friendly Milestones:
For more information on the Age-Friendly Milestones and how to become an Age-Friendly community, please visit: http://www.agefriendlymanitoba.ca/
Led by the Seniors & Healthy Aging Secretariat, the Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative supports seniors in leading active, socially engaged, independent lives that contribute to healthy aging. The Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat works with partners and local communities to create environments that value older adults and all members of the community.
The Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative was announced in February 2008 at the Age-Friendly Communities Summit in Portage la Prairie.
Our vision is to create communities that:
Our goal of Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative is simple: To make Manitoba the most age-friendly province in Canada.
In spring 2011, the new Age-Friendly Website was introduced. The Age-Friendly Manitoba Website is an online resource centre that will provide Age-Friendly Manitoba communities with information, discussion opportunities, resources, and will identify key persons to assist communities in becoming more Age-Friendly.
To make this initiative possible, Manitoba has partnered with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, seniors organizations, and the University of Manitoba's Centre on Aging. Other partners include community leaders, faith leaders, service providers and public officials.
The Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat also partners with the Centre on Aging’s Age-Friendly Communities: Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) project. Age-Friendly Communities: CURA is a 5-year program of research that is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada under its Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) funding program. For more information on the Age-Friendly Communities-CURA visit: www.umanitoba.ca/centres/aging/cura/cura_index.html