Age Friendly PEI
The PEI Age Friendly Community Recognition Program is a way of encouraging communities, municipalities, and organizations across the province to become welcoming places for all ages. An age-friendly community is one where policies, services, and structures are designed in particular to support and enable older people to live in a secure environment, enjoy good health, and continue to participate fully in their communities.
The Age-Friendly Community movement encourages healthy aging and wellness under the following eight areas:
- outdoor spaces and buildings
- social participation
- respect and social inclusion
- civic participation and employment
- communication and information
- community support
- health services
Work in these key areas can help seniors to live in secure, healthy environments where they can flourish and contribute fully to society. When a community takes on age-friendly initiatives, it’s creating a supportive place where seniors are respected for their contributions and strengths. This helps build communities that are more inclusive for everyone.
Recognition for a community’s commitment to become age-friendly will include:
- An Age-Friendly Recognition Plaque or Certificate, presented as part of the Department’s annual awards ceremony.
- An opportunity to receive national recognition from the Public Health Agency of Canada and an invitation to join the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities.
Creating Age-Friendly communities involves ongoing collaboration with other government departments, sectors, and community groups. The Government of Prince Edward Island is proud to partner with Age Friendly PEI Inc., a community organization that promotes awareness of and supports communities in their work towards becoming age friendly. Community development initiatives and age-friendly projects may be eligible for funding from provincial and/or federal grant opportunities.
For more information on Age-Friendly PEI and how to become an Age-Friendly community, contact the Office of Seniors, Department of Social Development and Housing, at 1-866-770-0588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age-Friendly Communities in Canada: Community Implementation Guide
Age-Friendly Communities in Canada: Toolbox
Guide to becoming an Age Friendly Community in PEI
Application Form - Age Friendly Community