Building Age Friendly Communities in Ontario
Co-Presenters: Paul D’Hollander, City of London; Darla Fraser, Town of Orangeville
This presentation looks at the experiences and actions of two communities that are committed to being Age Friendly. Under authorization from Town Council, Orangeville recently began investigating the feasibility of meeting criteria set by the World Health Organization for Age Friendly Cities. The presentation reviews the community’s initial processes and planning, including the tools used to assess its existing alignment with eight key criteria. The presenation also looks at the City of London, the first city in Canada to join the Global Network of Age Friendly Cities, and its community development approach that enabled London to implement a variety of Age Friendly strategies and achieve significant positive impact in a relatively short time.
A presentation from the 2015 Parks and Recreation Ontario Educational Forum and Trade Show