Name of Committee: Port Colborne Seniors Advisory Committee/Health Services

Population: 18,306


Program Description

This project will support the City of Burlington in creating an AFC plan. The City has branded the project as the Burlington Active Aging Plan. The plan will focus on keep older adults and seniors active, healthy and engaged in their community throughout all stages of life.

AFC Communities in Central Ontario

Name of Committee: Burlington Age-Friendly Council

Population: 183,314


Rebecca Johnson & Maury O'Neil presented this webinar about their experiences engaging their local community businesses to become age friendly. They discussed keys to success and leasons learned as well as share resources to support this work. Click here to watch the webinar recording.

AFC Communities in Northern Ontario

Population: 7,981


Jenna McNaughton (lead)
(705) 567-9365 x343

Ashley Bilodeau


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AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Name of Committee: Hanover Age Friendly Advisory Committee

Population: 7,688


AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Name of Committee: AgeFriendlyWindsor (AFW) Network Windsor

Population: 217,188


Program Description

People living with dementia and their care partners, isolated from their communities, want change. David Webster shared how the Alzheimer Society is taking an active role in helping individuals and families impacted by dementia to live well, by empowering individuals, building communities and strengthening systems. It is time now for the complete community, individual and group stakeholders, to collaborate in making dementia friendly communities a reality – educate, engage, create a vision, set goals, and commit to action.  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.

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


Program Description