Orangeville, Town of

Name of Committee: Seniors/Age-Friendly Committee

Population: 28,900

Contact:

Program Description

The Town of Orangeville is currently in the process of implementing the Community Action Plan adopted by Council early in 2017 around the same time that the town was welcomed in as a new member to the World Health Organization Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Orangeville was a grateful recipient of one of the Age-Friendly Community Planning Grants, which allowed the Town to bring in a consultant to assist in developing the plan.

The Orangeville Seniors/Age-Friendly committee of council has been spear heading the implementation however, it could not be done without the generous and consistent efforts of many individuals and partners who strive to fulfill the Committee’s vision for aging well in Orangeville:

A vibrant, safe community where we can all age with
dignity, respect and purpose.

Through the process of developing the community plan five priority areas were identified. They are listed below in no particular order.

Priority #1:  Reducing Social Isolation

Priority #2:  Integrated Cross-Departmental Planning

Priority #3:  Strengthening Accessibility with an Age-Friendly Lens

Priority #4:  Building Age-Friendly Awareness & Supports in the Private Sector

Priority #5:  Addressing Ageism Across All Sectors

Current Funding:

  • Municipal core funding

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs, Initiatives:

Project/Program/InitiativeRelated Domain
Ride a Bus Day (Seniors will learn about public transit and local stops WHILE riding the bus. City provides the bus)Transportation
Tech Help Program (at the Library)Social Participation
Grandpals Program (Students from 7 local schools connect with seniors through writing program)Respect and Social Inclusion
Radio Segments (30-Second segments on local radio sharing facts and figures about seniors)

Respect and Social Inclusion

Communication and Information

Seniorpreneurship (Event to teach seniors how to start their own busineses via revenue-generating hobbies)Civic Participation and Employment
Headlining Seniors - Information GuideCommunication and Information
Seniors Walk & Talk (Instructor-led exercise class followed by a guest speaker)

Community Support and Health Services 

Social Participation

Community Documents:

 

This profile was updated July 2018.