Community Profile

Name of Committee: Timmins Age-Friendly Advisory Committee
Population: 41,788
Contact:

Funding:

  • Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant
  • New Horizons Grant

This profile was updated June 2018.

Age-Friendly Program Description

The AFC work is led by a community based organization/network. Timmins Age-Friendly Advisory Committee’s mandate includes voicing matters of concern from local seniors to the City, along with facilitating the implementation of the Timmins Age-Friendly Strategy. Their focus over the past two years has been decreasing social isolation (creating age-friendly events for Seniors, increasing access to events and marketing events/programs to their target population) and creating awareness about the committee. Timmins has created momentum with their Healthy Aging Expo, the launch of their Seniors Virtual Portal Hub, their Tech Social program and their summer-program called Generations of Gardening.

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs and Initiatives

Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings

  • Crosswalk signals extended

Transportation

  • Transportation Orientation Day (Promote utilization of bus services by older adults and students

Housing

  • Tax Rebates (For low-income seniors to help them stay in their homes longer)

Social Participation

  • Tech Social

Civic Participation & Employment

  • Generations of Gardening (Promoting senior volunteers)

Communication & Information

  • Seniors Information Hub (Promotes awareness of available services, housing options, events, mentorship opportunities etc. for Seniors)
  • Seniors Expo (Offered presentations, immunization, information on community services, etc.)
  • Newsletter

 

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