Cambridge, City of
Name of Committee: Cambridge Council on Aging
- Website: http://www.cambridgecoa.org/age-friendly/
- Sharon Livingstone (Consultant, Volunteer Sector) firstname.lastname@example.org
The community began and completed the AF work in 2013, and presented this report to City council. An update was provided in 2016 - both are on the CCOA website. Much of our work focuses on low income older adults. Presentl, the council is focusing on transportation - both teaching older adults how to ride a bus, and working with age-friendly partners in the Region of Waterloo to reduce fares. The council is also at the Solutions to Poverty Waterloo region table to represent Cambridge - the three big ideas are: reduce isolation, ensure older adults have the finances they are entitled to, and provide information on resources.
- No funding
Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs, Initiatives:
|Ride the Bus (partnership with Age-Friendly Waterloo and Kitchener to offer ride the bus workshops)||Transportation|
|Seniors as Leaders & Peer Mentors (program to address isolation - new horizons grant)||Civic Participation and Employment|
|Social isolation of seniors (focus on women in emergency shelters - Trillium grant – Jan 2018)||Respect and Social Inclusion|
|Seniors Centre Without Walls (piloting Ottawa toolkit)||Social Participation|
|Drug Educational Informational Event (weighing Risks and Benefits for Older Adults Using Drugs/Alcohol/Cannabis)||Community Support and Health Services|
|Creative Aging (Yearly Educational event)||Communication and Information|
This profile was updated March 2019.