Community Profile

Name of Committee: Greater Arnprior Seniors Council
Population: 8,795
Contact:

Funding:

  • Municipal one-time funding
  • Arnprior Regional Health (Partner) one-time funding

This profile was updated June 2018.

 

Age-Friendly Program Description

The AFC work is led by a community based organization/network. Arnprior is working with Arnprior Regional Health on a Seniors Active Living Centre, programming for seniors to stay active and involved in the community and transportation issues. The community is also working on an Age-Friendly/Dementia Friendly Business Initiative this year.

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs and Initiatives

Social Participation

  • Senior Silver Stick Curling Program
  • Men’s Shed (A space for men to get together for activities like woodworking projects, cooking, bike repairs, music etc. The group is working on accessible picnic tables)

Respect & Social Inclusion

  • “Anti-Ageism Program” (Working with Arnprior District High School where several seniors were invited to participate in a video-taped interview by Grade 10 students to record their stories)
  • Age-Friendly Business Initiative (Investigating partnership with Arnprior Chamber of Commerce and Ontrac)
  • Advocacy (Advocated for new long-term care beds and Seniors Active Living Centre; Supported MTO Community Transportation Grant application & Elder Abuse Program)

Civic Participation & Employment

  • “Let Older Volunteers Educate (LOVE)” (A reading program for young children in elementary schools)

Communication & Information

  • Created Age-Friendly Arnprior website

 

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