Our world is aging – it's a fact. As a result of the growing population of seniors, the World Health Organization, with participation from the Public Health Agency of Canada, embarked on a global age-friendly project. Manitoba is working with these organizations to create age-friendly communities that will contribute to the participation, health, independence and security of older persons.
Manitoba's population of seniors is also growing. It is expected to increase by 43 per cent over the next 20 years. Of the seniors currently living in Manitoba, 93 per cent live in the community. With the increase in the number of seniors, we know that communities will face both new opportunities and challenges in responding to their needs and desires.
An age-friendly community:
For more information about age friendly communities in Manitoba visit www.agefriendlymanitoba.ca.