Simcoe, County of

Name of Committee: Simcoe County Age-Friendly Advisory Committee

Population: 479,650 


Program Description

The Age-Friendly Advisory Committee is comprised of community-based organizations, senior representatives, and municipal staff. The community is excited to move to the implementation stage and are committed to helping their seniors, municipalities, businesses and community partners incorporate actions and recommendations. The Simcoe County Positive Aging Strategy: Older Adults Strengthening our Communities including 2018-2023 Age-Friendly Planning Framework will drive the local age-friendly strategies, programs, services and policies for the next five years. This document is also intended to inform discussion and the formulation of future action plans to support the growing senior population in Simcoe County. For more information, visit:

Current Funding:

  • Municipal core funding

The County of Simcoe has established an Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program to promote accessible, adaptable, and inclusive designs for adults aged 60 and older. This program provides annual funding up to $500,000 for eligible renovation or new development projects.

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs, Initiatives:

Project/Program/InitiativeRelated Domain
Transit Service (Simcoe County New LINX Transit Service)Transportation
Building a Seniors CampusHousing
Simcoe County Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program (To be released Sept 2018)Housing
Long-Term Care Beds (Georgian Manor approved for additional 3 beds)Housing

Seniors Housing Fairs (Distribution of housing information 


Communication and Information

Age-Friendly and Accessibility Criteria for Simcoe County Tourism Development Fund

Social Participation

Simcoe County AFC Logo Project for Tourism & Museum

Social Participation

Seniors Partnering with Immigrants in Conversation Exchange (SPICE)

Respect and Social Inclusion

Sewing for Ages Intergenerational Program (Young children are taught the skill of sewing on machines at a long-term care home, at an introductory level. Over 8 weeks, the children, with the support of residents, create customized fidget blankets to be presented as a gift to a resident living iwith dementia in the Home.)

Respect and Social Inclusion

Youth Volunteer Coordinator (For Long Term Care Homes)

Civic Participation and Employment

Respect and Social Inclusion

Age-Friendly Municipal Champions Network

Communication and Information
Simcoe County Age-Friendly Business/Organization Guide and Recognition program

Communication and Information

Respect and Social Inclusion

Simcoe County Emergency Preparedness Information Session for SeniorsCommunication and Information
Promoting 211 (Versus 911)

Communication and Information

Community Support and Health Services

OTN Coordinator (Ontario Telemedicine Network Coordinator for Long Term Care Homes in Simcoe County)Community Support and Health Services

Dementia-Friendly (Integrated dementia-friendly strategies and statistics into Simcoe County’s Positive Aging Strategy, AFC Business Guidelines, AFC Seniors Housing Grant)

Community Support and Health Services
Food Security Framework (Blueprint for furthering awareness, coordination, and development of approaches designed to enhance food security for residents in Simcoe County, factoring in the different needs of urban and rural communities)All

Community Documents:


This profile was updated July 2018.