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4 prague rural and remote

  1. 1. Age-Friendly Manitoba InitiativeJim Hamilton, MSc, MPAAssociate Director, Centre on AgingUniversity of Manitoba
  2. 2. Define rural and remote!? Population Density (m) (km2) Area (km2)Manitoba 1.2 2 650,000Canada 34.5 3 9,985,000Australia 22.6 3 7,618,000Ghana 24.2 101 238,000United 62.3 255 243,000KingdomJapan 127.9 337 378,000
  3. 3. A portrait of rural Manitoba
  4. 4. Age-friendly communities • Rounds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 • Rural MunicipalitiesSnow Lake • Villages • Towns • Cities Pinawa • 80% of Manitobans
  5. 5. Challenges: capacity• Helping communities • You can have all the funding with the “human in the world, but it’s pointless resources” if you don’t have the people to• Money and grants to do the work implement age-friendly • The problem is this: it’s changes finding the labour, the labour to do these projects • I mean, we have lots of ideas, you know, we’d like to do lots of things, but where does the money come from?
  6. 6. Challenges: awareness & buy in• Endorsement of the • Getting people on board Age-Friendly Initiative by • Well, I think one of the Municipal Council things is having people• Convincing the understand what the community that the Age- Initiative is about Friendly Initiative is worthwhile• Keeping the age-friendly momentum going!
  7. 7. Becoming more age-friendly• Power doors • We were very fortunate to• Senior parking stalls have a student working here• Sturdy benches with last winter and fall. She armrests created a senior resource booklet, which will be printed • [The community consultation report] was very useful…The Economic Development officer put benches around town and put up large street signs
  8. 8. Age-Friendly guides
  9. 9. Partnerships next Manitoba next communities Public HealthChamber of Agency of Association ofCommerce Canada Manitoba Municipalities
  10. 10. Key resourcesWeb site Resource team
  11. 11. Questions?Contact informationJim HamiltonCentre on Aging, University of Manitoba338 Isbister BuildingWinnipeg MB Canada R3T 2N2Email: Jim_Hamilton@UManitoba.CAWeb: www.umanitoba.ca/centres/aging www.agefriendlymanitoba.ca

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