An Age Friendly city, or community, adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities (World Health Organization, 2007). Not only does an Age Friendly city benefit older people, but people of all ages. Age Friendly Elliot Lake is the whole lifecycle, "Design for the young and you exclude the old, design for the old and you include everyone," (Bernard Isaacs, Founding Director of the Birmingham Centre for Applied Gerontology). The City received the Age Friendly Community Planning Grant from the province of Ontario through the Ontario Seniors Secretariat in June 2015, With this grant the City created the Age Friendly Elliot Lake 5 Year Implementation Action Plan with action items that will imrpove Elliot Lake's age friendliness.

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Upcoming Events in 2018:

  • Fall Wellness Fair Saturday October 13, 2018- More details to come
                               

To learn more about Age Friendly communities, please visit these websites:

http://www.who.int/ageing/publications/Global_age_friendly_cities_Guide_English.pdf

https://extranet.who.int/agefriendlyworld/who-network/

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines/afc-caa-eng.php

http://www.agefriendlyontario.ca/age-friendly-communities-north-elliot-lake

Or, contact the Community Development Officer at:

Phone: 705-848-2287 Extension 2135

Email: aroy@city.elliotlake.on.ca