Age Friendly is not just about Riverview. It is a provincial, federal and even an International movement. There are designated Age Friendly Communities throughout Manitoba, but Riverview is the first in a Manitoba city.
The World Health Organization encourages communities to become Age Friendly. They say:
“A key strategy to facilitate the inclusion of older persons is to make our world more age-friendly. An age-friendly world enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. It is a place that makes it easy for older people to stay connected to people that are important to them. And it helps people stay healthy and active even at the oldest ages and provides appropriate support to those who can no longer look after themselves.”