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Thanks to generous funding through the Government of Ontario, the City of Temiskaming Shores has created an Age Friendly Community Plan which was adopted by Mayor and Council in September of 2016.
The development of the plan included consultation with service providers of the older adult population and the general older adult population. Close to 2,000 individuals provided input into the plan. Short, medium, and long term goals that represent communication and information, outdoor spaces and public buildings, housing, social participation, transportation, community support and health services, respect and social inclusion, volunteering, civic participation and employment.
The Age Friendly Community Steering Committee is working to implement the plan and to date has:
"To promote an inclusive, accessible, safe and respectful community; that enables independence, health and wellness and full participation at all stages of ageing while celebrating diversity".
"De promouvoir une communauté inclusive, respectueuse, accessible, et sécuritaire ; favorisant l'autonomie, la santé, le bien-être et la pleine participation à toutes les étapes du vieillissement tout en célébrant la diversité".
If you would like more information or would like to discuss the movement to make Temiskaming Shores more age friendly please do not hesitate to contact Tammie Caldwell, Director of Recreation at any time.
"The ones that are brave enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do!"