Age-Friendly Community Plan

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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.

Click 'Subscribe' on this page to receive email notifications about the project and to learn about upcoming engagement opportunities.

If you do not have access to complete online, please call 905-399-5634 to complete the survey by telephone.

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.

Click 'Subscribe' on this page to receive email notifications about the project and to learn about upcoming engagement opportunities.

If you do not have access to complete online, please call 905-399-5634 to complete the survey by telephone.

  • Introduction

    As part of becoming a more age-friendly community, the Town of Midland is asking for residents to provide their thoughts on the current age-friendly needs and priorities across the 8 World Health Organization’s age-friendly community features:

    • Outdoor spaces and buildings
    • Transportation 
    • Housing
    • Respect and social inclusion
    • Civic participation and employment
    • Communication and information
    • Community support and health services
    • Social participation

    The information on this survey is collected under the authority of section 10, Municipal Act.  The information will only be used to improve the Town of Midland’s commitment to public engagement and is subject to provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990.    Questions about the collection should be addressed to Karen Desroches, Municipal Clerk, Town of Midland at kdesroches@midland.ca or 705-526-4275, ext.2208, or Jodi Ball, Consulting Team Lead, jodi@jconsultinggroup.ca or 905-399-5634.  

    The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. We sincerely appreciate your time in completing this survey, it will provide important insight into the current level of age-friendliness in Midland, and will help determine areas for action to improve age-friendliness in the future.

    If you do not have access to complete online, please call 905-399-5634 to complete the survey by telephone.

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