The Town of Okotoks is currently working towards becoming an age-friendly community where all residents are fully engaged as meaningful participants.
The process is expected to take approximately two years and will include a community assessment and action plan for age-friendliness, based on eight age-friendly focus areas:
- Outdoor spaces and buildings
- Respect and inclusion
- Social participation
- Civil participation and employment opportunities
- Communication and information
- Community support and health services
Okotoks is striving to become more age-friendly to meet the needs of those over the age of 65, a fast-growing population. This initiative will promote healthy and active aging, help seniors to maintain their independence, and ensure they are engaged as active participants in all aspects of community life.
A citizen engaged committee will lead the Okotoks Age-Friendly Community initiative.
If you would like to join the committee or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.995.6329.