Community Profile

Name of Committee: Town of Lincoln Age-Friendly Citizen Advisory Committee
Population: 23,787
Contact: Lori Laird, Recreation Coordinator

Funding:

  • Municipal Core Funding 

This profile was updated February 2021.

 

Age-Friendly Program Description

Started in May 2019, the Age Friendly Citizen Advisory Committee is a group of residents, Town of Lincoln Councillors, and staff representatives who believe that the Town of Lincoln is, and should remain a place for residents of all ages to thrive, contribute, and feel excited to call their home.

The Mission of the committee is to create a vibrant, healthy, and diverse community where quality of life, inclusivity and aging well is supported through all stages of life.

Focusing on key aspects such as accessibility, inclusion, recreation and civic participation, the committee strives to connect with members of the community as well as:
• Focusing on key aspects such as accessibility, inclusion, recreation, and civic participation
• Striving to connect with members of the community
• Focusing on community research
• Serving as advisory to Council and staff on policy or services contributing to an age-friendly Lincoln
• Facilitating collaboration between external agencies and the numerous programs already available within the town

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs and Initiatives

Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings

  • Supported application to Inclusive Communities Grant for updated accessibility in municipal facilities and open spaces

Social Participation

  • June is Senior Month events

Communication & Information

  • Completion of Community Age-Friendly Survey
  • Working on applying for membership in the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities
  • Age Friendly Flag Raising Ceremony
  • Annual Senior Showcase
  • Participation at Health and Wellness Fair at local retirement residence
  • Included in monthly newsletter of local retirement residence
Community Documents
  • Survey Summary Report (coming Summer 2021)
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