Age-Friendly at the University of Manitoba

Age-Friendly University

Age-Friendly at the University of Manitoba

Age-friendly resources available at the University of Manitoba are organized by the 10 Age-Friendly University principles.

To encourage the participation of older adults in all the core activities of the university, including educational and research programs

To promote personal and career development in the second half of life and to support those who wish to pursue “second careers”

To recognize the range of educational needs of older adults

To promote intergenerational learning to facilitate the reciprocal sharing of expertise between learners of all ages

To widen access to online educational opportunities for older adults to ensure a diversity of routes to participation

To ensure that the university’s research agenda is informed by the needs of an aging society and to promote public discourse on how higher education can better respond to the varied interests and needs of older adults

To increase the understanding of students of the longevity dividend and the increasing complexity and richness that aging brings to our society

To enhance access for older adults to the university’s range of health and wellness programs

To enhance access for older adults to the university’s range of its arts and cultural activities

To engage actively with the university’s own retired community

To ensure regular dialogue with organizations representing the interests of the aging population