Peterborough, Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations, City and County of

Name of Committee: Age-friendly Peterborough

Population: 138,236

Contact:

Program Description

Age-friendly Peterborough completed the Age-friendly Peterborough Community Action Plan in 2017. All local government councils have formally adopted the Plan (City of Peterborough, County of Peterborough, 8 Townships, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation). The Plan combines the 8 WHO domains into 4 goals which include:

Goal 1: Older adults' basic needs are met.

Goal 2: Older adults are able to get around the community.

Goal 3: Older adults are supported to build and maintain relationships.

Goal 4: Older adults have the opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute.

Each of these goals is linked to over 140 actions in the Plan that were created as a result of the community consultations process and needs assessment process undertaken to create the Plan.

After a governance review in 2017, the Age-friendly Peterborough Advisory Committee (AFPAC) was created to implement the Plan and serve as an advisory committee to local councils. AFPAC is comprised of 4 Working Groups dedicated to achieving the 4 goals outlined in the Plan. Each of these Working Groups is actively implementing projects that touch on all 8 WHO domains.

Current Funding:

  • Municipal core funding
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • United Way of Peterborough and District

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs, Initiatives:

Project/Program/InitiativeRelated Domain
Walkability Assessments

Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings

Housing and Health Navigation Study

Housing

Community Support and Health Services

Rural Transportation Project

Transportation

Recreation and Leisure Study

Social Participation

Age-friendly Business Program

Respect and Social Inclusion

It's Not Right Elder Abuse Prevention Education

Respect and Social Inclusion

Age-Friendly Training (Economic Development Office agreed to incorporate age-friendly into service provider training)

Respect and Social Inclusion

Anti-Ageism Campaign (Launched 'Best-Before Date' media campaign to promote the contributions of older adults)

Respect and Social Inclusion

Age-friendly Report (TV Show)Communication and Information
Seniors ShowcaseCommunication and Information
Summit on Aging (Annual conference)

Communication and Information

Community Support and Health Services

Community Documents: 

 

This profile was updated July 2018.