Senior Friendly™ Program

From the World Health Organization to our municipal government, there is a call for an age-friendly society. This is the tool to help communities become age-friendly.


The Senior Friendly™ Program was developed by ACCESS (funded by Health Canada).  The ACCESS Committee was comprised of a number of Edmonton organizations that were concerned with services for Seniors; when the initiative was completed, Alberta Council on Aging was approached to take over Senior Friendly™.  Alberta Council on Aging recognized the Senior Friendly™ concept as an initiative that fell within their mandate and chose to make it one of their major programs to develop and promote. As owners of the Senior Friendly™ trademark, Alberta Council on Aging is responsible for distributing the program, services and resources.


The Goals of Senior Friendly™ Programs

  • Replace negative stereotypes of Seniors with positive information
  • Improve Seniors quality of life
  • Show that Senior Friendly™ practices benefit everyone
  • Help groups and communities apply Senior Friendly™ ideas
  • Empower Seniors while equipping the community to support them

Senior Friendly™ Program Options

Senior Friendly™ Awareness Program

This program is freely available to help your organization gain essential awareness of being age-friendly.


Senior Friendly™ Program

Click here for the downloadable PDF. A useful tool for businesses, organizations and community groups to become more age-friendly. Available free of charge - contact us today!


Senior Friendly™ Business Quick Guide

Click here for the downloadable PDF that outlines some of the basic requirements for your business to be considered age-friendly and Senior Friendly™.

Senior Friendly™ Awareness Presentations

Our community presentations are designed to ignite interest and promote change of attitude. To schedule a presentation Contact Us.


Senior Friendly™ Train the Trainer Program

Receive training and the toolkit to help organizations become age-friendly and potentially receive full Senior Friendly™ Business Designation. Contact our Provincial Office for more information Click Here




Senior Friendly™ Trainer Yvonne Dickson at a training in Grande Prairie 



Yvonne with the Senior Friendly™ staff of the Fresen Bros IGA in Grande Prairie


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