What is an age-friendly community?
In an age-friendly community, policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to support and enable older people to "age actively," that is, to live in security, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in society.
For more information check out the Age-Friendly Maple Grove website.
World Health Organization (WHO)
You can be a part of making Maple Grove an age-friendly community! The WHO highlights 8 domains that cities and communities can address to better adapt their structures and services to the needs of older people:
- Civic engagement and employment
- Communication and information
- Community and health services
- Outdoor spaces and buildings
- Respect and social inclusion
- Social participation