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File #: AR-17-031    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agenda Reports Status: Passed
File created: 1/4/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/15/2017 Final action: 5/15/2017
Title: City's Initiatives for Age Friendly Community Designation Presented by: Cindy de Bruijn, Manager, Community & Social Development
TAMRMS#: B06

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City's Initiatives for Age Friendly Community Designation
Presented by: Cindy de Bruijn, Manager, Community & Social Development

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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That the May 15, 2017 agenda report entitled “City’s Initiatives for Age Friendly Community Designation" be received as information.

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PURPOSE OF REPORT
To provide background information to help Council determine if they wish to pursue age-friendly designation.

The process to obtain age-friendly designation, in summation, is as follows:
Step 1: Establish an age-friendly committee.
Step 2: Have a Municipal resolution passed.
Step 3: Conduct an age-friendly assessment of the community.
Step 4: Develop and implement an action plan.

Without going through the proper process (steps), it is not possible to accurately determine which elements or criteria are currently being met or provided and which are not. Only after the first two steps are completed, would the Municipality (guided by the committee) then conduct an age-friendly assessment of the community. At that stage, we would be in a better position to identify the many initiatives the City undertakes to receive Age-Friendly Community Designation.

At minimum, it is estimated a full-time equivalent staff and appropriate operating resources would be required to satisfy the first three steps of the process. This would not include implementation of any action items identified in the plan (step 4) and/or sustainability.

COUNCIL DIRECTION
On November 21, 2016 Council passed the following motions:

(CM-16-054)
That Administration provide a report to Council by Q2 of 2017 that documents the City’s current initiatives that work to meet the needs of an age-friendly community.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION
In the entire province of Alberta only a few communities have the age-friendly designation. The Age-Friendly Alberta Recognition Program is designed to recognize success and encourage communities to act tow...

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