Elgin St. Thomas
Name of Committee: Elgin St. Thomas Age Friendly Advisory Committee
- Website: www.elginhealth.on.ca/your-health/healthy-aging/age-friendly-community-plan-0
- Jessica Lang (Health Promoter) firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2016, the former Elgin St. Thomas Health Unit secured the funding and gathered community partners together to form a steering committee and develop a community action plan. Although the committee is chaired by someone from the City of St. Thomas, most of the coordination is done by Southwestern Public Health. The Elgin St. Thomas Age Friendly Community Plan will be a living document that serves as a lens for future planning and a template for ongoing community relationship building and collaborative planning. It provides clear linkages to other municipal and community planning initiatives and forges vital partnerships between local agencies, community groups, service providers, the City of St. Thomas and Elgin County, funders and seniors and their families.
Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs, Initiatives:
|Elgin County Trails Study (Funded by PHAC to examine the existing trail network and identify opporunities to improve connectivity)||Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings|
|Affordable & Social Housing Strategy (Long-Term St. Thomas-Elgin strategy)||Housing|
|Social Programming (VON SMART Exercise Classes, Volunteer Visiting and Congregate Dining programs)||Social Participation|
|Dementia Friendly Communities||Respect and Social Inclusion|
|Elgin County Residential Hospice||Community Support and Health Services|
|City of St. Thomas conducted a transit study to develop a Transit Strategic Plan||Transportation|
|Creating Connections walkability project||Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings|
This profile was updated August 2019.