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February 22, 2018

Miramichi Age-Friendly Community Survey

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Miramichi Age-Friendly Advisory Committee

Winter/Spring 2018

Dear Resident of Miramichi,

As a person over the age of 55 years, we need your input to make Miramichi a place that allows seniors to realize their full potential and age actively.

In April 2017, Miramichi city council adopted a motion to formally join the global movement to become an Age-Friendly Community.

Simply put, an age-friendly community….

Recognizes and supports the value that seniors have in our society and as a result we all benefit from their experience, wisdom and knowledge

Meets the demands of the aging population and promotes active participation by seniors while meeting its community vision for all ages

Supports active aging which leads to a better quality of life. People who lead an active life – no matter what their age – are more likely to have good health, participate in society and have social, financial and physical security.

Our Details

To accomplish this, an age-friendly community designs policies, provides services and infrastructure and takes action in areas such as housing, health, recreation, social participation, development and transportation to assist seniors realize their full potential and age actively.

As a first step in our mandate to make Miramichi better with age, the Age-Friendly Community Advisory Committee is seeking your assistance and input to learn what, if anything, is preventing you from realizing your full potential and aging actively.

Below are links to a comprehensive survey touching on several areas which may affect your ability to age actively:  outdoor spaces and buildings; transportation; housing; social participation; respect and social inclusion; civic participation and employment; communication and information; and community support and health services.

By completing this survey you will help us to evaluate the current age-friendly conditions in Miramichi and help to shape the action plan which will allow you and others to age actively in Miramichi.

It is a lengthy survey but your responses are essential to the decisions our committee will make. Please take your time to complete the survey.

Your input is anonymous and individual surveys will be kept confidential. Only the compiled tabulated data will be shared or made public.

On behalf of the City of Miramichi Age-Friendly Advisory Committee, thank you for sharing your experiences and opinions and for helping us to make Miramichi better with age.

For more information about the Age-Friendly Community initiative, contact Jason Walsh,  City of Miramichi, Tel: 623-2312

Email: Jason Walsh

Yours truly,

Miramichi Age-Friendly Advisory Committee

Click here to link to the – Age-Friendly Community Survey

To learn more about an age-friendly community, watch this video.