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Active Aging in New Brunswick Toolkit

Physical activity plays an important role in our well-being and quality of life. As we get older, it becomes essential to maintain our health and independence. It is never too late to adopt new habits and a more active lifestyle! It’s important to recognize that the healthy choice is not always the easiest choice and that our surroundings impact our health and ability to adopt active lifestyles.

This resource will provide you with tips and fun ideas for making physical activity a bigger part of your life. It contains relevant information and motivational stories that will help you understand how becoming more active can improve physical fitness, as well as your mental, social, spiritual and emotional health. The resource also contains worksheets that will guide you through identifying your strengths and interests, setting goals, mapping out your first steps and tracking your progress as you become more physically active.

Author/Origin:
A collaboration of members of New Brunswick's Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition: Recreation New Brunswick,NB Physical Literacy,New Brunswick Department of Social Development - Wellness Branch and other members of the Physical Activity Working Group.

Active and Safe Routes to School Cycling Resource Manual 

A resource for schools, school districts, and municipalities interested in supporting and encouraging cycling trips by school community members, including students, families, and school staff. A comprehensive document listing activities to encourage cycling, programs to provide skills and awareness among the students, as well as information on the type of infrastructure policies needed.

Author/Origin:
Hub for Action on School Transportation Emmissions (HASTE)

Addressing Substance Abuse in Youth

A series of resources based on evidence drawn from published research and practical literature as well as from the experience of educators across Canada. It seeks to set out the strategies most effective in addressing substance use in school-aged children and youth. It includes reports, policy-making tools, audience-specific toolkits, and more.

Author/Origin:
Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for Health

After School Hours Grant Program

This grant program will provide up to $2000 to support organizations in their efforts to increase physical activity, healthy eating, community connections and innovative learning experiences in New Brunswick’s after school hours programs. Eligible programs must be led by a New Brunswick organization that is committed to furthering the wellness of New Brunswickers. The types of organizations may include schools, networks, coalitions, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations (local, regional, provincial), associations and private businesses such as day cares or preschool programs. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Author/Origin:
New Brunswick Department of Social Development - Wellness Branch

Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide

The Public Health Agency of Canada has prepared the Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide to provide communities with practical information on how to use indicators to measure progress and evaluate their age-friendly initiatives.

The Guide focuses on one important aspect of developing and maintaining an age-friendly community: the use of indicators in planning, implementing and evaluating age-friendly community initiatives. The Guide not only provides information on how and why the use of indicators can strengthen community age-friendly initiatives, it also offers a menu of specific, measurable indicators that are applicable to the eight domains of community life that are being addressed in age-friendly programming.

Author/Origin:
Public Health Agency of Canada

Age-Friendly Communities in Canada: Community Implementation Guide

This Guide was designed for use by anyone who wants to put their ideas and vision for a more age-friendly community into action. These actions can focus on one or many different sectors in the community—health and social services, parks and recreation, policing services and businesses—to incorporate age-friendly approaches into design, policy and services. The Guide shows you how to:

  • assess the age-friendliness of your community
  • get people involved
  • set goals
  • create a plan
  • carry out the plan
  • assess whether you have accomplished the goals in your plan
  • share the results with others
Author/Origin:
Public Health Agency of Canada

Age-Friendly Communities in Canada: Toolbox

The Public Health Agency of Canada has put together this Toolbox, which contains many practical tools and resources to help make your community more age-friendly. These tools include great examples from across Canada of work plans, time lines, checklists, potential funders and guidelines to help you implement and assess your progress in developing your age-friendly community.

This Toolbox is intended for use by seniors, business people, city/town planners, community groups, municipal officials, recreation coordinators and other concerned citizens who are interested in developing or updating strategies for age-friendly communities. It is designed to guide the development and assessment of projects toward the age-friendly goal. Best communication practices are also provided to help deliver age-friendly messages consistently and effectively.

Author/Origin:
Public Health Agency of Canada

Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program

The Age Friendly Community movement encourages the establishment of policies, services, and structures that promote healthy aging and wellness. These actions enable seniors to live in secure, healthy environments where they can contribute fully in society. The New Brunswick Age-Friendly Recognition Program recognizes success and encourages communities and municipalities to take sustainable action towards becoming Age-Friendly. To be recognized for their Age-Friendly efforts, communities must complete 4 basic steps based on the WHO framework. These steps demonstrate a community’s commitment to Age-Friendly principles through community engagement, and action. Each step is designed to help communities increase awareness, and gather support from key partners (e.g citizens, local agencies, non-government organizations, and local business).

Author/Origin:
The Wellness Movement in collaboration with The New Brunswick Collaborative for Healthy Aging and Care

Age-Friendly Guide: How to Develop Your Age-Friendly Community (AFC)

Creating environments that support seniors to live healthy, active and safe lives and participate fully as valued members within their communities is one of the most effective approaches to address issues related to the aging demographic trend. This guide will be a useful tool for anyone who undertakes an AFC initiative. It provides direction regarding the broad principles and parameters recommended by the World Health Organization, but within a New Burnswick context. The intent is to encourage the AFC movement to take rout in all New Brunswick communities

Author/Origin:
Association francophone des ainés du Nouveau-Brunswick, in collaboration with The Wellness Movement