Age Friendly Edmonton™ (AFE) seeks to build a city that values, respects and actively supports the well-being of older adults. Age Friendly Edmonton™ is an initiative of the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council, supported by the City of Edmonton.
An Age Friendly city is an inclusive place where age is not a barrier to accessing services, programs, businesses, or facilities. In working towards this, AFE strives to ensure that:
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
Four Age Friendly Edmonton™ Action Hubs work on projects and push for policy changes supporting older adults. These Action Hubs include:
Supporting Aging in Place
Responding to Diversity and Inclusion
We at Age Friendly Edmonton™ believe that age is a gift to our city.
To date, Age Friendly Edmonton™ has led numerous projects to support healthy aging in Edmonton. Check out some of our work below.
The Shared Mic Intergenerational Podcast
Edmonton’s first intentionally intergenerational podcast brings together Edmontonians from different generations and diverse backgrounds for rich conversations. Catch up on all 16 episodes here.
The Ageism Hub works to raise awareness of issues related to ageism, using a variety of avenues. From an impactful infographic to panel discussions and a campaign sharing the joys and challenges of aging at growolderwithme.net
Age Friendly Edmonton hosts community conversations to raise awareness around the Action Hub focus areas.
Age Friendly Edmonton is undertaking a diversity index to provide a reflective, open-ended tool to prompt discussion and internal reflection of organizations to assess the structural support to create welcoming seniors’ facilities for equity seeking groups.