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Saskatoon part of WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities

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Saskatoon has been accepted as part of the World Health Organization’s Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities!  The application, which included the great work from the Age Friendly Saskatoon Initiative was submitted by the City of Saskatoon with the full support of Mayor and City Council.

Age-friendly communities feature accessible transportation, affordable appropriate housing options, inviting outdoor spaces, quality community and health services, employment and volunteer opportunities, and access to social activities and public events.

SCOA has recently formed an Age Friendly Community Development Committee  with several key stake holders who have an interest is building a positive future for older adults that will continue to ensure that Saskatoon is Age-Friendly.

Our summer student, Thomas, will be contacting members over the summer months to update your information.  Please consider supporting our organization and becoming a full member.  Your support goes directly towards SCOA’s programs and services.

Watch for more exciting updates on our brand new fall programs in the next eNews!

SCOA is very thankful to have many different types of supporters through volunteering, grants, sponsorships and donations  Through providing support it allows SCOA to build a better future for older adults.

Sincerely,

June Gawdun

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Paving the way to an age-friendly city

An age-friendly community benefits people of all ages. The whole community benefits when everyone lives in security, has sound housing, enjoys good health and continues to participate in society in a meaningful way.

afsi-phase-3-reportThe Phase  3  Age-Friendly Saskatoon Initiative: Implementation and Evaluation report  describes community conversations that SCOA held with older adults and key stakeholders and highlights achievements and successes.

One year into implementation there is evidence of the community impact of the activities of the Age-friendly Saskatoon Initiative . New partnerships, programs and services and inclusion of older adults in planning illustrate that the Saskatoon community is responding positively to a growing older adult population.

While much remains to be done, and known challenges prevail, the future is encouraging. The community and its citizens are responding.

Official release of the Age-Friendly  Saskatoon Initiative Phase 3 Report

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017  Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Saskatoon Council on Aging Resource Centre
2020 College Drive  (Saskatoon Field House)