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Age Friendly Survey

A local initiative is launching research aimed at helping Lethbridge be designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an Age Friendly Community. 

Lethbridge residents aged 45 and older are encouraged to participate in a telephone survey being conducted from now until the end of June to identify needs and priorities to be addressed in order to secure the designation. 

"By identifying needs and priorities for this segment of our community, the results of this survey will aid Lethbridge's pursuit of an Age Friendly Community designation from the World Health Organization," says Lethbridge Councillor Rob Miyashiro, chairperson of the Age Friendly Lethbridge committee. "We encourage residents to take a few minutes and participate in the survey, if they receive a call." 

An Age Friendly designation indicates that a community aids the ability of older adults to complete daily living tasks and plans social and physical structures to support their ability to live independently with a high quality of life. Using the belief that an age friendly community benefits residents of all ages, the WHO considers eight pillars that are essential to being an Age Friendly Community: 

  • Outdoor spaces & public buildings
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Social participation
  • Respect & social inclusion
  • Civic participation & employment
  • Communication & information
  • Community support & health services 

The survey of 500 Lethbridge residents is being conducted by Hargroup Management Consultants on behalf of the City of Lethbridge and Age Friendly Lethbridge.   

Media Contact:
Gerald Gauthier, Communications Consultant
City of Lethbridge
403-320-3080
gerald.gauthier@lethbridge.ca

Amanda Jensen, Support Services Coordinator, Community Social Development
City of Lethbridge
403-329-7396
amanda.jensen@lethbridge.ca