AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY PLANNING AND CONSULTING
“An age-friendly community enables older people to age actively by living in security, maintaining their health, and participating fully in society.”
Municipalities, individuals and organizations in Communities across the Province of Ontario are collaborating in creating age-friendly communities (AFC) Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors released in January 2013, identifies three major pillars;
Helping Seniors with access to care so they may lead longer, healthie lifes, stay in their own homes longer, and overall, improve their quality of life.
Senior Friendly Communities:
Adult-friendly communities blend together access to services and policies to enhance seniors overall well-being.
Safety and Security:
the government of Ontario will ensure seniors have access to all services, programs and support and care that encourages them to live safely, independently and with dignity.
The Acede approach relative to age-friendly community planning is to weigh in all levels of functional capacity that our aging population encounters in day-to-day living. Considering and implementing all Standards of the AODA and our adaption of overall expertise collectively.
- By the year 2036, Ontario’s senior population will more than double to 4.2 million.
- Age-friendly communities are part of Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors, released in January 2013.
- By 2017, for the first time, Ontario will be home to more people over 65 than children under 15.
- The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat developed the Age-Friendly Community Planning Guide in collaboration with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario and the Universities of Waterloo and McMaster, along with an advisory group including municipal and community partners.