Whitby, Town of
Name of Committee: Age-Friendly Whitby Network
- Website: www.whitby.ca/agefriendly
- Kim Evans (Supervisor of Seniors’ Services) firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-430-4300 ext. 6114
Council approved the Network’s Age-Friendly Whitby Action Plan in 2017 and implementation is underway. In 2017, the Network provided 12 workshops educating seniors on Age-Friendly matters such as Fire Prevention, Cycling Safety, Support in Grieving, Dementia and Caregiving. An Age-Friendly Business Checklist was developed and Age-Friendly Business 101 Seminars took place. As well, the Network advocated to their local MP and MPP on health, transportation and housing matters. The Network is also an active partner of the newly formed Durham Region Council on Aging.
For 2018, The Network is focusing on developing an Age-Friendly Business Recognition Program, Housing/Home Sharing Option Seminars, and implementation of a Seniors Without Walls program, Snow Angels, and continued advocacy with local MP and MPPs.
- Municipal one-time funding
- SALC funding
Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs, Initiatives:
|Housing Registry (Working with the Durham Council on Aging to make a region-wide housing registry)||Housing|
|Seniors Workshops (Grant to implement 12 workshops)||Social Participation|
|Seniors Centre Without Walls|
Respect and Social Insluion
|LGBTQ Education||Respect and Social Inclusion|
|Age-Friendly Businesses||Respect and Social Inclusion|
|Snow Angels (Recognition program for people who help shovel driveways)|
Civic Engagement and Employment
Respect and Social Inclusion
|Doors Open – Seniors Services||Communication and Information|
This profile was updated June 2018.