Age Friendly 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
Share your story for Seniors' Week 2020 (June 1 - 7)
While it’s not possible to gather in-person for Seniors’ Week, we can celebrate virtually! Age Friendly Edmonton is starting a conversation to highlight the many positives of aging. To participate, submit your name, age, a good quality photo of yourself and a short paragraph about what you're looking forward to about growing older. To share your story, visit GrowOlderWithMe.net. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The first 100 participants will be eligible to receive a $5 Tim Hortons gift card (some restrictions apply).
Listen to Conversations for the Ages on the Shared Mic Intergenerational Podcast
Released on January 20, The Shared Mic: Conversations for the Ages is a free new podcast by Age Friendly Edmonton. The first season brings together people from all ages, stages, and backgrounds to discuss topics like finding love, belonging, and moving to Canada.
By creating space for intergenerational discussions, AFE hopes to build a city that values, respects, and actively supports citizens from all walks of life.
Access the podcast online or wherever you get your favourite podcast, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.