Date: March 8, 2016

Presenters:

  • David Webster, Program Manager, Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Description:

During this webinar the presenter described the concept of dementia-friendly communities and how this work aligns with and complements the age-friendly movement.

Date: February 12, 2016

Presenters:

  • Margaret Denton, Vice President, Hamilton Council on Aging; Member of the Age-Friendly Hamilton Collaborative Governance CommiAee; Chair of the Age-Friendly Hamilton Evaluation CommiAee
  • Lucy Marco, President, Grand River Council on Aging

Description:

During this webinar presenters described how Hamilton and Brantford are implementing and evaluating age-friendly activities. They provided tips for other communities engaged in this process.

Date: January 21, 2016

Presenters:

  • Maureen Forsythe, Program Director, AgeFriendly Ottawa
  • Devin Andrews, Age-Friendly Plan Project Coordinator, St. Andrews Residence, Chatham

Description:

During this webinar presenters described how Ottawa and Chatham-Kent have developed local age-friendly action plans. They provided tips for other communities engaged in this process.

Webinar Date: December 9, 2015

Presenters:

  • Arlene Groh, Elder Abuse Restorative Justice Consultant, Chair, City of Waterloo Age Friendly Cities, Mayor’s Advisory Committee
  • Dr. John Lewis, Associate Professor School of Planning, Faculty of Environment University of Waterloo

Description:

During this webinar presenters described how Waterloo created a custom age-friendly community needs assessment. They provided tips for other communities engaged in this process.

Date: October 22, 2015

Presenters:

  • Dominic Ventresca, Co-Chair, Niagara AgeFriendly Community Network
  • Angela Andrews, Chair, Aging Well Committee Health Promoter, HKPR District Health Unit

Description:

During this webinar presenters described how Niagara and Haliburton defined local age-friendly principles. They provided tips for other communities engaged in this process.

Date: September 3, 2015

Presenters:

  • Dr. John Puxty

Description:

This first webinar in a 5-part series provided an overview of age-friendly communities and the evolving strategy in Ontario. Dr. Puxty described the provincial planning framework, as well as supports available to communities engaged in this work

AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Name of Committee: Mayor's Advisory Council for Kitchener Seniors (MACKS)

Population: 233,222

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Program Description

Research has shown that the most successful fall prevention programs focus on the conditions of the individual, the conditions of the environment, and the interaction between the two. There are a lot of opportunities in the design of the home, spanning from simple safety measures to remodeling, so that seniors can enjoy their days without exerting a lot of mental energy on fall prevention.

Population: 18,801

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Program Description

The goal of the committee is to elevate the profile, level of leadership and engagement of seniors in the community by:

AFC Communities in Central Ontario

Name of Committee: Durham Council on Aging

Population: 645,862

Contact:

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