Answer: Both the built and social environments of a community contain key components of the age-friendly model. Transportation, social participation and inclusion, housing, recreation, social services, health and community services as well as effective communication and opportunities for voluntarism, employment and civic participation are central to a healthy and active life.
Becoming more Age-Friendly is a shared responsibility. Residents of all ages, the business community, service providers and the municipal government all have key leadership roles to play. Viewing projects, programs, spaces and services through an Age-Friendly lens help to make the best age-friendly choices.