Age-Friendly Manitoba Community Stories Celebrating Community Collaboration:
A Series of Short Stories
As communities continue on the path of becoming more age-friendly, there is a recognition that success is a shared responsibility. By working together, collaboration, partnerships and intergenerational solidarity are key ingredients in developing new resources and breaking down existing barriers.
Research and experience show that collaborative initiatives are very beneficial to communities becoming more age-friendly. We also know communities value opportunities to connect with each other and share ideas and successes. Therefore, the Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative, along with our partners, is launching:
Celebrating Community Collaboration: A Series of Short Stories
to promote the value, benefits and positive outcomes of collaborative efforts, as a community endeavors to become more age-friendly.
We Want to Hear Your Story!
Short, sweet and about 500 words. Photos are also welcome! Please ensure the subject(s) in the photo have given you consent to use of the picture. Don’t forget to include your name and how we can best connect with you about the picture.
What Will Happen to Your Story?
We would like to share and showcase your story. It may show up
- On our website: https://agefriendlymanitoba.com
- In our monthly eblast Newsletter
- As a story told at a workshop or community consultation by one of our Age-Friendly Resource Team member
- Showcased in select publications.
We will credit your community when and wherever we use your story.
Remember our purpose: Celebrating Community Collaboration
Your Story can focus on one of three themes:
- Our vision for the future looks like…
- Our experience might help other to…
- We are so proud of this…
If you like, you can start your story with the opening line:
- We are more age-friendly because we…
Within the Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative, a number of key principles have been identified, one or more of which may help you in telling your story:
- Shared responsibility
- Partnerships and Leadership
- Municipal government engagement
Tell Us Who You Are
Stories can be submitted by the municipal government (elected officials or staff), a community organization, a citizen or a neighbour proud of what you have accomplished. Perhaps you want to get together with a few other folks to craft your story.
Please include the name of your community, the photo permissions, and the names of those who wrote the story and how best to contact them.
To submit your story, or for more information, please email:
or contact: Connie Newman at 204-792-5838