Age Friendly Communities was developed by the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (now based at Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging) and community partners.
"To have a sense that my city feels and is age-friendly for me, I need to feel confident, have high self-esteem, have a sense I am as valued as anyone else in my world. That I am part of, engaged in and/or leading the contributions [and] changes that will significantly affect my life and environment." - Older Adult
An age-friendly community recognizes that all citizens are vital members of the community. All citizens have the right to make lifestyle choices and are deserving of respect and dignity.
Persons with dementia are vital members of the community. They have the right to make lifestyle choices and are deserving of respect and dignity.
- What are some examples of how persons with dementia and family members will be respected and supported within our organization/community?
- What specific considerations need to be made in order to achieve this?
Go to next guiding principle: Access and inclusion for all citizens.