This pilot study used a “photovoice” approach, aiming to explore aspects of the housing environment considered by older people as important in facilitating ageing in place. It enabled participants to express their ideas through photographs

Join the Age-friendly Peterborough Committee on June 23rd, for presentations and discussion with experts in the field of age-friendly community development. Exploring lessons and opportunities for the Peterborough region in implementing the newly adopted Age-friendly Peterborough Plan.

This article states that municipalities are under constant pressure to achieve more with fewer resources. For municipal chief administrative officers and other senior bureaucrats, the nature of problems facing cities is increasingly complex. In the past decade alone, an already crowded land use planning agenda has been swamped by the challenges of dealing with climate change, housing affordability and the replacement of aging infrastructure.  There is an urgent need for municipal decision makers to actively connect the goal of age-friendly communities with the municipal land planning process.  

This guide is designed to help people assess the age-friendliness of their communities; get people involved; set goals; create and carry out a plan; assess whether you have accomplished the goals in your plan and then share the results with others.

Canada has a large number of age-friendly initiatives; however, little is known about the effectiveness and outcomes of age-friendly community (AFC) initiatives. In addition, stakeholders report that they lack the capacity and tools to develop and conduct evaluations of their AFC initiatives.  The authors undertook an evidence-based, iterative consultation approach to develop indicators for AFCs.  They developed a final list of indicators and potential measure based on the result of their consultations and encourage communities to use these to evaluate and/or improve their AFC intiatives.  

This website has a list of resources to help  seniors understand and  develop an age friendly community. An Age-Friendly Community is a place where seniors can age actively, live in security and enjoy good health – actions that will improve the quality of life for all citizens well into the future. When a community undertakes age-friendly initiatives, they’re creating a supportive environment where seniors are respected for the valuable contributions they make and where seniors are given a chance to let their strengths shine.

This Institute for Research on Public Policy document provides a summary of the benefits and appropriateness of Age-friendly Community initiatives in Canada.

This study aimed to better understand which and how key components of age-friendly communities best foster positive health, social participation and health equity in aging Canadians. 

The authors of this publication argue that there is still an opportunity for individual municipalities to take the lead in planning for their aging population. Mid-sized cities are ideal incubators, as they are not only more likely to be affected by an aging population than larger cities, but also because they are at a size where they have the personnel capacity to become leaders in context-specific age-friendly policy planning, implementation and evaluation. 

The mandate of the Thorold Ad Hoc Age-Friendly Committee is to provide recommendations to the Thorold City Council regarding a strategy and action plan to elevate the profile, level of leadership and engagement of older adults (55+) in the community.

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