Recognition of Age-Friendly Communities
Communities that have been part of the Age-Friendly Saskatchewan initiative and have achieved the following Age-Friendly Milestones, set out by the World Health Organization, can apply for recognition by the province of Saskatchewan.
- Establish an Age-Friendly Committee
- Secure the support of your municipal government.
- Assess the community, determining where Age-Friendly initiatives are needed.
- Develop, publicize and implement an action plan.
Applications should be made using the Community Recognition Resource which outlines the process and includes the applications form to be used. Applications will be evaluated by the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism. The names of communities that are determined to be ready for recognition will be recommended to the Government of Saskatchewan.
The application and recognition process will usually take place annually. However, the pandemic has forced everyone to make adjustments as to priorities and possibilities. We hope that late in 2021 or early in 2022 there may be government recognition of Age-Friendly communities that have been determined to be ready for recognition. When a date has been chosen this site will post a timeline for application to be submitted to SSM and other pertinent information.