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. (Think of those who are unable to drive or have varying abilities.) This also includes such things as accessible bus shelters, monitored disabled parking, etc.
In the sections below, you will see examples of what AF Saskatchewan communities are doing in this domain. For each example, there is a link to that community’s individual page and to their contact details, for more information.
Handivan Parking Spots: AF Kipling & District: Town of Kipling Council have provided parking spots reserved for the Kipling Handivan in central spots in downtown Kipling. Click here for contact details.
Handivan Drivers: AF Kipling & District: Additional volunteer drivers (seniors) have been recruited for the Kipling Handivan in hopes of adding an additional day of service each week. Click here for contact details.
Transportation Availability Brochure: AF Shaunavon has produced a brochure that lists accessible transportation options in Shaunavon. This includes details about the type of transportation and how to access it. The brochure and contact details are available on the AF Shaunavon Community Page.
“Transportation” Workshop: AF Saskatoon held a workshop discussing the need for transportation options for seniors who have given up their cars, which increases the risk of isolation and loneliness. Click here for contact details.
AF Saskatoon worked with U of S Law students to develop a presentation & brochure focusing on Saskatchewan driving laws, driving eligibility, guidelines for medical practitioner reporting, and SGI requirements. Click here for contact details.
Snow Angels: AF Regina is working on a system of Snow Angels Snow Removal (volunteers who keep sidewalks shoveled for those who can’t do so themselves) and gathering information on specific snow problems in Regina. Click here for contact details.
Fall & Winter Yard/Sidewalk care: In Strasbourg, William Derby School students raked and cleaned seniors’ yards in the fall, and the Snow Angels program made sure walkways were cleared in the winter. Click here for contact details.
AF Saskatoon/SCOA, with Saskatoon Transit, developed a video for Transit employees to learn how to serve older adults and for older adults to learn how to use City Transit. The link to the video is in AF Saskatoon’s previous accomplishments on their page on this website. Click here for contact details.