Age Friendly Community Development : Ward Priorities

Age Friendly Community Development

Winnipeg is part of a global movement to create an “age-friendly” community.  Age-friendly cities offer enhanced opportunities for citizens of all ages to enjoy healthy, active lives with the security, social participation and community support that faciliate a high quality of life. In practical terms, an age-friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capabilities.

The Mayor’s Age Friendly Advisory Committee is holding a series of community consultations to move forward on specific age-friendly initiatives. In the South Winnipeg–St. Norbert ward, I will be working closely with the Mayor’s Advisory Committee as well as Pembina Active Living 55+ (PAL). PAL 55+ is a dynamic group of great folks working to enhance the quality of life for older adults in south Winnipeg.

Please take a moment to watch this great video explaining the importance of Manitoba’s and Winnipeg’s efforts in moving towards more age-friendly communities.

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Winnipeg’s 2016-2018 Accessibility Plan

Winnipeg’s 2016-2018 Accessibility Plan

Accessibility is the complete ability to join in, participate or attend an activity or conversation.  We ALL benefit from accessibility when we and our family members, friends, neighbours and co-workers are able to fully participate and contribute in our communities...

Snow Removal for Seniors & Volunteer Credit Hours for Students!

Snow Removal for Seniors & Volunteer Credit Hours for Students!

You may recall last year I started working with Take Pride Winnipeg! to put into place a program where seniors could call in and have a student show up to remove their snow! I’m pleased to announce, after much planning and coordination, Take Pride Winnipeg! is...

Pembina Active Living (55+)

Pembina Active Living (55+)

The mission of Pembina Active Living (55+) is to enhance the quality of life for older adults in South Winnipeg, and they are doing a darn fine job! For more information, read the article below (my thanks to the Sou'Wester) or visit their website: ...

PAL (55+) 2016 Fall Programs

PAL (55+) 2016 Fall Programs

Pembina Active Living (55+) is a charitable, seniors serving organization in South Winnipeg committed to enhancing the lives of all older adults. They have just launched an exciting series of new programs for Fall, 2016, which I encourage you to explore! Just click on...

Feedback Wanted!  Complete Winnipeg’s Accessibility Survey

Feedback Wanted! Complete Winnipeg’s Accessibility Survey

The City of Winnipeg invites members of the public and interested organizations to fill out an accessibility survey. To view the survey, visit: 2016 City of Winnipeg Accessibility Plan Survey. The City recognizes that barriers to accessibility may create difficulties...

Working to make our Community and City ‘Age-Friendly’

Working to make our Community and City ‘Age-Friendly’

Join me on March 19 as we learn about the steps in making our community "Age-Friendly".  I and the Mayor's Age-Friendly and Seniors Advisory Committee invite you to learn, and provide feedback on existing and future actions and opportunities in making our community...

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Contact Janice Lukes

Janice Lukes
City Councillor
South Winnipeg-St.Norbert Ward
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