The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care held an inperson and webinar presentation on Tues. Oct. 18th from 4-5pm by Sarah Webster, Knowledge Broker for the Ontario Age-Friendly Community Outreach Initiative and Dr. John Puxty, Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Queen's University. 

On  Sept. 22, 2016  Arlene Etchen, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation's (CMHC) Knowledge Transfer Consultant in Ontario presented an overview of demographic trends and what it means to the housing market; shared insights from market research about what seniors want in housing and highlighted examples of seniors housing options. Watch the recording of the webinar here.

Name of Committee: Port Colborne Seniors Advisory Committee/Health Services

Population: 18,306

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Program Description

This project will support the City of Burlington in creating an AFC plan. The City has branded the project as the Burlington Active Aging Plan. The plan will focus on keep older adults and seniors active, healthy and engaged in their community throughout all stages of life.

AFC Communities in Central Ontario

Name of Committee: Burlington Age-Friendly Council

Population: 183,314

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Rebecca Johnson & Maury O'Neil presented this webinar about their experiences engaging their local community businesses to become age friendly. They discussed keys to success and leasons learned as well as share resources to support this work. Click here to watch the webinar recording.

AFC Communities in Northern Ontario

Population: 7,981

Contact:

Jenna McNaughton (lead)
(705) 567-9365 x343
Jenna.McNaughton@tkl.ca

Ashley Bilodeau
ashley.bilodeau@tkl.ca

Website: http://kirklandlake.ca/index.php?id=149

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AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Name of Committee: Hanover Age Friendly Advisory Committee

Population: 7,688

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AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Name of Committee: AgeFriendlyWindsor (AFW) Network Windsor

Population: 217,188

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Program Description

People living with dementia and their care partners, isolated from their communities, want change. David Webster shared how the Alzheimer Society is taking an active role in helping individuals and families impacted by dementia to live well, by empowering individuals, building communities and strengthening systems. It is time now for the complete community, individual and group stakeholders, to collaborate in making dementia friendly communities a reality – educate, engage, create a vision, set goals, and commit to action.  Presented at the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health's conference, "Aging: Are We Doing It Right?" on March 4, 2016 in Kingston, Ontario.

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