Regina Recognized as an Age-Friendly City
At a ceremony earlier today, the City of Regina accepted an award from the Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program. Presented by Honourable Everett Hindley, Saskatchewan Minister of Seniors, this recognition acknowledges the progress of actions to make Regina more inclusive, accessible and age-friendly.
Communities that have been a part of the Age-Friendly Saskatchewan initiative and have achieved the following milestones, set out by the World Health Organization, can be recognized:
- Establish an Age-Friendly Committee.
- Secure the support of your municipal government.
- Assess the community, determining where age-friendly initiatives are needed.
- Develop, publicize, implement, and evaluate an action plan.
“The City of Regina is honoured to be recognized as an Age-Friendly City,” says Mayor Sandra Masters. “We value our partnership with Age-Friendly Regina as we work collectively towards ensuring our city allows people of all ages to be active participants.”
Since its inception, the Age-Friendly Committee has worked to improve the age-friendliness of City programming and planning and is committed to continuous improvement through ongoing community engagement.
“Accepting recognition for the activities of the Age-Friendly Committee brings immense pride to our group,” said Andre Nogue, Committee Chair, Age-Friendly Regina. “After only a year of our formal partnership, significant work has been achieved.”
In April 2021, Regina City Council endorsed the request of the Age-Friendly Regina Committee to make Regina an ‘Age-Friendly City’. The development of a Corporate Accessibility Plan, which will be guided through an age-friendly lens, further supports this endorsement and was approved by Council in October of this year