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The word “domain” in Age-Friendly work refers to eight specific areas of community life. Each of the eight areas contributes to creating an Age-Friendly community. The communities in Saskatchewan that are on the Age-Friendly journey work on projects in these areas to enhance the lives of the people living in their communities.

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In an Age-Friendly community, the natural environment and the buildings in the community help people of all ages and abilities to get around easily and safely, and encourage active community participation.

In an Age-Friendly community, people can get around the community conveniently and safely for health, business, and social needs, or to travel to other communities for services such as health or business.

In an Age-Friendly community, housing options are available that suit varying needs and stages of life. These housing options are safe, accessible, and affordable, and allow people of all ages and abilities to stay independent as their needs change.

An Age-Friendly community ensures that all people have opportunities for developing and maintaining meaningful social networks in their neighbourhoods. The needs and preferences of all ages and abilities are considered in planning by local governments, agencies and institutions.

In an Age-Friendly community, public services, media, commercial services, faith communities and civil society are respectful of the diversity of the needs among citizens, including older adults, and are willing to accommodate them in all aspects of society.

In an Age-Friendly community, there are opportunities for citizens of all ages and abilities to participate in community decision making and to contribute their experience and skills to the community in paid or unpaid work, or in volunteering. This includes older adults and those with varying abilities.

In an Age-Friendly community, people are aware of the diverse range of programs and services available within their community. The dissemination of information includes those who are isolated, have challenges with reading, or have other access challenges.

In an Age-Friendly community, there is local access to social and health services needed to stay healthy and independent. This includes access to health services such as physicians, nurse practitioners, and public health nurses, either in the community, or with affordable transportation or online connection readily available.