Province Introduces New Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program
Ontario is launching a program to recognize communities across the province that have made outstanding progress to be inclusive and accessible for people of all ages.
Minister of Seniors Affairs Dipika Damerla made the announcement today at the Barrie Chamber of Commerce. The province’s new Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program recognizes communities and municipalities like Barrie that are working to meet the needs of Ontario’s growing seniors population by being inclusive, accessible and promoting the health and wellbeing of community members.
Healthy, active aging is vital to the wellbeing of Ontario’s diverse communities of seniors. Age-friendly communities provide all residents with services that support healthy aging, including safe and accessible public parks and community centres, recreation programming to help local seniors stay active and engaged and walkable communities that make it easier for people to get around.
Helping communities across Ontario support our growing seniors’ population is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.