Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan. It is the 16th largest city in Canada with a population of 230,725 distributed over: visible minority groups (20%), aboriginal groups (10%) and European groups (70%). There are 10 wards and 29 defined neighbourhoods within the city. The city covers an area of 118.4 square kilometers and is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Sherwood. There are ten bedroom communities accessing some city services. Regina provides major health services for the southern portion of the province.
A Guide for Aging Well in Regina: New Resource for Older Adults in Regina!
AF Regina has recently produced a four-part directory to services for older adults in Regina and surrounding area, called collectively A Guide for Aging Well in Regina. The four parts are:
Housing Supports and Options: including Assessing home needs, Home services/Home help, Home Supports, Homelessness, Assisted living, Enhanced living, Home care, Private home care, Snow removal, Subsidized housing for older adults, Personal care homes, Long term care homes, Affordable housing, Rental housing and more;
Transportation Options: including Cab, Taxi, Bus, Accessible transport, Paratransit, Driving assessments, Mature drivers, Transportation support, Patient transfer, and more;
Mental Health and Wellbeing: including Mental Health resources, Self-help, Counseling, Emergency help, Suicide, Self-harm, Anxiety, Addiction, Depression, Grief, Free counselling, Online counselling, Older Adults staying healthy, Programs for Regina older adults, Things to do in Regina, and much more;
Crime Prevention and Safety: including Older Adult abuse and neglect, Domestic violence, Personal safety, Scams and Fraud, Wills, Power of Attorney, Adult Guardianship, and more.
Click on the image OR the pink link below each image to access the PDF of that section of the resource.
The Saskatchewan Government, represented by The Hon. Everett Hindley, Minister of Seniors, recognized Regina as an Age-Friendly Community at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building on November 22, 2022.
The community had completed four Age-Friendly milestones: establishing an Age-Friendly Committee, achieving local government support, assessing the community, and implementing an action plan to achieve this honour.
Age-Friendly Regina acknowledges that we are on traditional lands of the Treaty 4 Territory, the original lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
Age-Friendly Regina is composed of two committees, the Steering Committee and the Stakeholders. The Stakeholders are listed in the “Community Organizations Supporting the Age-Friendly Committee” tab.
The Steering Committee has the authority to:
AFR Steering Committee:
Lori Bresciani, City of Regina, Councillor, Ward 4
The Stakeholders have the authority to:
Age-Friendly Regina Stakeholders:
The Age-Friendly Regina Committee was formed in 2018.
Regina City Council, at its meeting held on April 29, 2021 considered the report and unanimously adopted the following resolution that City Council: “Endorse the request of the Age-Friendly Regina Committee for the City of Regina to become an Age-Friendly community by participating, supporting, promoting, and working to assess and improve inclusion and accessibility for individuals of all ages.”
Date of Survey:
Revised Survey: January 2023. This is the survey that should be completed, January 2023 and forward. Also linked in sidebar.
Link to Revised Survey: Click here to access survey form.
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Initial Survey: April, 2019. Now completed. The following are for information purposes only.
Link to Initial Survey: Click here to access survey form
Analysis of Survey results: Click here for PDF
Infographic: Click here for PDF
The initial action plan of Age-Friendly Regina includes brief notes on Age Well, the City resolution, Age-Friendly Regina information for the Age-Friendly website, housing fall prevention, diversifying the survey responses, and future priorities. You can see the Action Plan Grid pdf here.
There are two PDFs linked in this tab.
This tab includes two pdf documents:
Age-Friendly Regina has created several resources. Click the links below to see the resources:
Age-Friendly Regina Current Survey, January 2023 and following. The Age Friendly Regina Committee is inviting responses to its Age Friendly Community Survey. This survey will help the Committee assess the supports, and challenges faced by older adults in Regina. An age friendly community is one that provides support for everyone to “age actively” – that is to live in security, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in society. We are looking to have an inclusive and representative response, so we encourage all adults to respond. The answers to the survey will help the Committee advocate for the needs of Regina’s population. All responses are confidential. This survey should take about 20-30 minutes to complete. For more information on the survey, please contact email@example.com
Age-Friendly Regina Initial Survey. COMPLETED. For information only. The Age Friendly Regina Committee is inviting responses to its Age Friendly Community Survey. This survey will help the Committee assess the supports, and challenges faced by older adults in Regina. An age friendly community is one that provides support for everyone to “age actively” – that is to live in security, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in society. We are looking to have an inclusive and representative response, so we encourage all adults to respond. The answers to the survey will help the Committee advocate for the needs of Regina’s population. All responses are confidential. This survey should take about 20-30 minutes to complete. For more information on the survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
AF Regina/City of Regina “AF Regina Lens” checklist (pending)
Current Stakeholder communication (pending)
Regina Leader-Post article dated January 12, 2023 mentions AF Regina and the Snow Angels program. Click here to read the article.