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[Guide] Age-Friendly Rural and Remote Communities

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In September 2006, the Federal/Provincial/Territorial (F/P/T) Ministers Responsible for Seniors endorsed the Age-Friendly Rural/Remote Communities Initiative (AFRRCI). The Initiative has two main objectives:

  1. to increase awareness of what seniors need to maintain active, healthy and productive lives within their communities by identifying indicators of age-friendly rural or remote communities; and
  2. to produce a practical guide that rural and remote communities across Canada can use to identify common barriers, and to foster dialogue and action that supports the development of age-friendly communities.

In an age-friendly community, policies, services, settings and structures support and enable people to age actively by:

  • recognizing the wide range of capacities and resources among older people
  • anticipating and responding flexibly to aging-related needs and preferences
  • respecting the decisions and lifestyle choices of older adults
  • protecting those older adults who are most vulnerable
  • promoting the inclusion of older adults in, and contribution to, all areas of community life

  • By

    Government of Canada

  • Published

    Oct 25, 2023

  • Subject Area
    • Rural and Remote Communities
  • Audience
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Government (Politicians, Policy Makers) and Health Authorities
  • Category
    • Rural & Remote Communities


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