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
Seniors' Week Lunch 'n' Learns
Age Friendly Edmonton
These online discussions will include panels of notable older Edmontonians and thought leaders who will share their insights on what it means to build Age Friendly environments and methods for aging well. The Lunch ‘n’ Learns are intended for older Edmontonians, their friends and family members, and the organizations that serve them. Sessions include:
- Ways to Succeed in Aging in Place: June 7 | 12-1 P.M.
- Ageism: Upsides-Downsides: June 9 | 12-1 P.M.
- Building Connections in a Post-COVID World: June 11 | 12-1 P.M.
Edmonton Seniors Declaration and ‘The Gift of Age’
The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council and Age Friendly Edmonton have collaborated with the City of Edmonton to refresh the Edmonton Seniors Declaration and accompanying ‘The Gift of Age’ statement, underscoring the value older adults bring to our community. To further show appreciation, a newly released video captures the essence of ‘The Gift of Age’ – recognizing and celebrating the diversity, perspectives, and lifelong contributions of older adults.
With thanks to our community partners who made this video possible:
Alice Major, Former City of Edmonton Poet Laureate
Members of the Age Friendly Edmonton Leadership Table
Brian Lizotte and Bertha Lizotte
Mary Whale, Local Artist
North Edmonton Seniors Association
Rocky Mountain Seniors Ski Club
Grow Older with Me
Age Friendly Edmonton is starting a conversation about aging well in Edmonton. What does healthy aging look like to you? If you're an older Edmontonian 55+, we want to hear from you. Tell us about your experiences aging in Edmonton: the joys, the challenges, and what you'd like to see to build an Age Friendly Edmonton.
To share your story, visit GrowOlderWithMe.net. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. As thanks for participation, $5 Tim Hortons gift cards will be provided to participants on a first come, first served basis.
Listen to Conversations for the Ages on the Shared Mic Intergenerational Podcast
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.
The podcast is now entering its second season. 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.
Resource: Introduction to Podcasts
Aging is Universal: An Anti-Ageism Infographic
In an effort to bring attention to the issue of ageism, discrimination based on age, Age Friendly Edmonton's Ageism Hub team members collaborated to create an anti-ageism infographic.