Age-friendly Alberta recognition program

Villages of Glenwood, Hill Spring, and Cardston County receive Age-Friendly Recognition Award

On November 10, 2015, the Government of Alberta recognized the villages of Glenwood and Hill Spring, and Cardston County for their efforts towards creating an age-friendly community for residents.

Age-friendly communities promote healthy and active aging. People in age-friendly communities are supported in maintaining their independence, and can access public buildings and amenities, participate in community events and initiatives, and acquire the supports and services they need.

Photo of Age Friendly Glenwood/Hill Spring/Cardston recipients

LR: Maria Fitzpatrick; Jim Bester; Roxanne Kelner; Audrey Branson; Diane Turner; Peter Fleming; Evelyn Wells; Sherri Tatlow; Jolane Shipley
Back Row: Jordon Koch; Angie Todd; Dwight Davis
Directors missing from photo: Ralph Kunkel; Vernene Kutsch; Heather Monroe; Doug French

City of Calgary receives Age-Friendly Alberta Recognition award

On October 23, 2015, the Government of Alberta recognized the City of Calgary for its efforts towards creating an age-friendly community for residents. 

Age-friendly communities promote healthy and active aging. People in age-friendly communities are supported in maintaining their independence, and can access public buildings and amenities, participate in community events and initiatives, and acquire the supports and services they need.

For more information about Calgary's Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy visit Age-Friendly Calgary.

Photo of Age Friendly City of Calgary recipients

LR: Atul Thanki, citizen member, Age-Friendly Calgary Steering Committee; Katie Black, Director of Community and Neighbourhood Services, City of Calgary; Councillor Ray Jones, Deputy Mayor; Ricardo Miranda, MLA, Calgary-Cross; Dr. Laura McLeod, Alberta Health Services; Luanne Whitmarsh, Older Adult Council of Calgary

Your community can be recognized

We encourage all Alberta communities to take steps towards becoming more age-friendly and to apply for recognition for your initiatives. We recognize age-friendly communities with the following:

  • An award of $1,000 to support the development of a sign or plaque for display in your community or a celebration of your community’s success; 
  • National and international recognition for your community’s commitment to becoming an age-friendly community;
  • Written acknowledgement of your community’s accomplishment; and 
  • Promotion of your community's activities on the Age-Friendly Alberta website.   

To be recognized for striving to become an Age-Friendly Community in Alberta, communities must take four steps for becoming more age-friendly.

To apply to the program, forward a completed Age-friendly Alberta recognition application form PDF icon and required attachments to:

Alberta Seniors and Housing
Attn: Age-Friendly Alberta Recognition Program
Carol Ching, Policy Coordinator
PO Box 1360, Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2N3

Telephone: 780-644-2986
Fax: 780-644-7602
Email: carol.ching@gov.ab.ca

Alberta Seniors and Housing will review your application and follow up with your community as needed.

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