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Age Friendly Community Strategy Notice

Rothesay, NB – Rothesay is on its way toward developing an Age Friendly Community strategy. In August 2017, the Honourable Lisa Harris, Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care, recognized Rothesay as a Wellness Champion for its efforts toward becoming an Age-Friendly Community.

Rothesay Council passed a resolution on 14 November 2017 that commits the Town to engage in an Age Friendly Community approach and endorses the formation of the Age Friendly Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is responsible for implementing an approach leading to an action plan, to improve the quality of life for seniors.

The Age-Friendly Community movement encourages the establishment of policies, services, and structures that promote healthy aging and wellness. These actions enable seniors to live in secure, healthy environments where they can contribute fully in society. By participating in age-friendly initiatives, municipalities and communities can act as a connector between wellness initiatives and the promotion of healthy aging, making them true champions of The Wellness Movement.
(excerpt from New Brunswick Age Friendly Recognition Program)

The first action to be taken by the Advisory Committee, with the endorsement of Rothesay Council, is the distribution of an Age Friendly survey that seeks community input from Rothesay residents who are age 50 or older. Residents can stop by Rothesay Town Hall, 70 Hampton Road to pick up a paper copy of the survey or it can be completed online at www.rothesay.ca. (deadline January 15, 2018).

Rothesay Council intends to apply to the province of New Brunswick for Age Friendly Status in March 2018.


For additional information and resources about Age-Friendly Communities please visit:

Seniors section of The Wellness Movement website at http://www.wellnessnb.ca/seniors/

New Brunswick Age Friendly Recognition Program:
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/seniors/content/age_friend
ly.html

Age Friendly Communities Government of Canada:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/aging-seniors/friendlycommunities.html

Towards an Age-Friendly World: http://www.who.int/ageing/age-friendly-world/en/

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