Age-Friendly Community Plan

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A male and female Caucasian senior couple, with the female on the male's back, smiling.

Project Background

As Canada’s senior population continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to support the health and well-being of older Canadians. That’s why the Town of Midland is taking steps to become a more age-friendly community, where all residents can be active and engaged members of the community at every stage of life.

An age-friendly community is designed to help people live safely, enjoy good health and stay involved. As part of its Global Age-friendly Cities Project, the World Health Organization (WHO) identifies eight key areas of community life that can become more age-friendly:

  1. Outdoor spaces and buildings
  2. Transportation
  3. Housing
  4. Respect and social inclusion
  5. Civic participation and employment
  6. Communication and information
  7. Community support and health services
  8. Social participation

Project Process

The age-friendly community plan process involves completing a background review of existing policies and strategies, preparing an age-friendly profile, and engaging residents in age-friendly community planning.

How can I get involved and learn more?

Residents will have several opportunities to provide feedback on current age-friendly needs, and to explore potential opportunities for improving age-friendliness across the Town of Midland.

Project Background

As Canada’s senior population continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to support the health and well-being of older Canadians. That’s why the Town of Midland is taking steps to become a more age-friendly community, where all residents can be active and engaged members of the community at every stage of life.

An age-friendly community is designed to help people live safely, enjoy good health and stay involved. As part of its Global Age-friendly Cities Project, the World Health Organization (WHO) identifies eight key areas of community life that can become more age-friendly:

  1. Outdoor spaces and buildings
  2. Transportation
  3. Housing
  4. Respect and social inclusion
  5. Civic participation and employment
  6. Communication and information
  7. Community support and health services
  8. Social participation

Project Process

The age-friendly community plan process involves completing a background review of existing policies and strategies, preparing an age-friendly profile, and engaging residents in age-friendly community planning.

How can I get involved and learn more?

Residents will have several opportunities to provide feedback on current age-friendly needs, and to explore potential opportunities for improving age-friendliness across the Town of Midland.