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Communauté rurale de Cocagne
One Page Action Summary

The Wellness Movement is pleased to recognize the Communauté rurale de Cocagne for their leadership and commitment in becoming an Age-Friendly Community (AFC) where seniors are supported to thrive. Here are the steps the Communauté rurale de Cocagne took to become recognized as an Age-Friendly Community, categorized under the 4 basic steps of the World Health Organization (WHO):

  1. Secure community commitment by having the municipality, rural community or local service district (LSD) officially commit to the AFC approach.
  • Age-Friendly Community initiative approved by Municipality in June 2015.
  1. Establish an Age-Friendly Steering Committee and find support in order to actively engage the community and in particular seniors.
  • An Age-Friendly Steering Committee was formed in 2015.
  1. Conduct an age-friendly assessment in consultation with the community and seniors.
  • Development of 50+ de Cocagne bilingual survey.
  • Volunteer distribution of the Cocagne 50+ survey/needs assessment.
  • Université de Moncton compiles surveys and results, December 2015-January 2016.
  1. Establish a comprehensive action plan, including measures, that responds to the needs identified by seniors in the community.
  • Finalization of plan and prioritization of areas of action.
  • Public presentation of the results of the 50+ de Cocagne survey in June 2016.
  • Action Plan
    • 4 priority areas selected for action in September 2016:
    • Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
      • Physical activities for active aging
      • Accessibility
      • More benches for pedestrian areas
    • Communication
      • Better diffusion of information
    • Social Inclusion
      • More community activities
      • Intergenerational social participation
    • Affordable Housing
      • Looking at why people can no longer live at home
      • What housing options are available for seniors
  • Resolution of adoption of the action plan by the Municipal Council.
  • Rendez-vous mieux-être Cocagne.
  • Formation of an Age-friendly Implementation Steering Committee.


Read more about the Communauté rurale de Cocagne’s age-friendly journey here.