AFC Communities in Eastern Ontario

Name of Committee: Seniors Advisory Committee

Population: 13,150


Program Description

The AFC work is led by municipal staff. South Glengarry is currently working on implementing their AFC Action Plan.

Current Funding:

September 25, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 pm EDT. Join presenter Peter Block as he speaks to the concept of a neighbourly economy and building 'Abundant Community' in neighbourhoods to support positive health outcomes, better distributed wealth and engaging children, seniors and neighbours in creating an educating neighbourhood.  For more information or to register click here.

FASTlinks is a series of web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis. FASTlinks was developed by the CSAH in collaboration with the Aging with Co-morbidities Network.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources to support older adults to age in place. These include research articles, resources to share with older adults and their carepartners, publications on community based strategies and initiatives, studies on the impact of neighbourhood on the health or older adults and  information on technology to support aging in place. 4 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This webpage showcases innovative examples from municipalities, seniors’ associations and developers.  Last reviewed July 2018.

This publication provides a comprehensive overview of the benefits of age-friendly communities in America.  28 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This handout provides a definition of age-friendly workplaces and a checklist for employers to assess how age-friendly their workplace is. 8 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This handout includes an overview of why it is important to recruit and retain older workers, it addresses misconceptions about older workers, tips for recruiting and retaining an inclusive and intergenerational workforce as well as legal obligations. 19 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This bilingual handout aimed at Canadian seniors provides an overview of the benefits for volunteering. 14 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This report describes a project undertaken in Toronto to engage with older adults to map how well a specific neighbourhood was equipped to support aging in place, identify barriers and strategies to enhance the livability of the community. 80 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.