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Age Friendly Communities website launched

October 28, 2010

A new website that supports individuals, groups and communities to become more age friendly has been launched as a partnership of the Kenneth G. Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP), the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, the University of Waterloo and the Research Institute for Aging. The website presents the guiding principles of an age friendly community — livability, accountability, access, inclusion, respect, support and community engagement — and outlines the community sectors that can be engaged in the process, including housing, transportation, health and social services, employment, built environment, recreation, education, and arts and culture. Tools and resources on the website include checklists, questions to stimulate discussion and identify goals, strategies for creating age friendly communities, and examples of real-life strategies and solutions. View the new web-based tool, Age Friendly Communities: Tools for Building Strong Communities, atafc.uwaterloo.ca.

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