During this presentation, Sarah Webster drew on her role as the Ontario age-friendly communities Knowledge Broker to provide a brief snapshot of current literature about age-friendly communities and share some trends, successes and common challenges emerging from 70+ communities across Ontario who are engaged in age-friendly work.  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.

AFC Communities in Eastern Ontario

Name of Committee: The Council on Aging of Ottawa, Age-Friendly Ottawa Network

Population: 934,243

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AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Name of Committee: Age-Friendly London Network

Population: 383,822

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Name of Committee: Age-Friendly Whitby Network 

Population: 128,377

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AFC Communities in Central Ontario

Name of Committee: Wasaga Beach Age-Friendly Community Advisory Committee (AFCAC)

Population: 20,675

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The Alzheimer Society of Toronto continues to work towards the creation of a dementia friendly city.  This work is done through:

  • Consultation with the City of Toronto Senior Friendly initiative
  • Training of health care providers, the general public and first responders on dementia issues
  • On-going support and education of persons with dementia and their family caregivers
  • Support of Provincial and National initiatives such as Dementia Friends and Dementia Friendly Program. 

Name of Committee: Simcoe County Age-Friendly Advisory Committee

Population: 479,650 

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AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Name of Committee: Woolwich Age Friendly Committee

Population: 25,006

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The primary purpose of this project is to accelerate the City of Mississauga’s efforts to become an Age Friendly Community. Specific objectives include:

AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Name of Committee:Age-Friendly Sarnia 

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