Rosetown Age-Friendly

Rosetown is a town located in west central Saskatchewan.  It is a busy community as it is situated at the junction of Highways 4 and 7 (7 being one of the busiest highways in the province) and serves as a hub for the smaller communities in the surrounding area.  Rosetown boasts a wide range of services, including health services, educational, businesses, recreational, service clubs and various other volunteer opportunities and social supports.  Its main industry is agriculture, but also houses the head offices for both the health region and school division.  Individuals who are 65+ make up a large portion of the population.  However, in recent years Rosetown has experienced an increase of young people moving back to the rural community they grew up in to raise their own families or who are new to the community.  Through the growth and expansion of local thriving businesses, Rosetown is in a prime position to be creating new opportunities for residents of all ages.

 Milestones Reached:

  • Formed an Age-Friendly Committee
    The committee was formed on February 25, 2016 with 5 core committee members.  Contact is Crystal Storey.
  • Municipal Council Resolution 
    Resolution passed on October 19, 2015
  •  Community Assessment
     In progress – have created surveys and are currently in process of distributing them and seeking partnerships to assist.

Also utilizing data from:

  • Community Voices: Building a Foundation for the Future, 2012 (needs assessment completed by the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) in partnership with the Rosetown Regional Family and Community Support Services)
  • Healthy Aging initiative by SPHERU – Rosetown participated in this project 2014-16
  • Information collected through the Strengthening Rural Canada national initiative – Rosetown participated in this project 2015-16