The Regional Municipality of Durham is developing an age-friendly community strategy and action plan for Durham Region. The Region is undertaking a number of consultation activities to gather input from older adults, caregivers, community organizations, and Durham Region's eight local area municipalities. These activities include focus groups, a survey, a municipal roundtable discussion, and a community forum. The initiative will also include a review of data to create a profile of Durham's senior population, and the development of an interactive map to help residents locate seniors' services throughout Durham Region.
Provincial funding obtained through Ontario's Age-Friendly Community Planning Grant Program has allowed the Region to move forward with more co-ordinated planning, which will help meet the needs of Durham's aging population.
According to recent statistics, approximately one quarter of Durham Region residents are age 55 and older. It is expected that this percentage will rise to 34 per cent by 2031.
Please check back for updates as feedback becomes available from our public consultation phase!
If you would like more information about the Age-Friendly Durham strategy, please contact email@example.com.
- Durham Access to Social Housing (DASH)
- Durham Region launches Age-Friendly Durham Community Survey – July 26, 2016
Durham Region hosts Municipal Roundtable on Age-Friendly Community Planning – June 24, 2016
- Age-Friendly Durham Municipal Roundtable Summary Report
- Age-Friendly Durham: an overview
- Niagara Age-Friendly Community Experience: From Plan to Action
- Age-Friendly Municipalities: Seizing the Opportunity in the Town of Fort Erie
- Age-Friendly Walking in Durham
- Age-Friendly Transit
- Housing for Diverse Communities
- Age-Friendly Whitby
- Town of Ajax Seniors Strategy
- Age-Friendly Durham Steering Committee Members
- Age-Friendly Durham Community Planning Placemat
- Durham Region receives grant for the development of age-friendly community strategy and action plan – August 26, 2015
- At Home in Durham, the Durham Housing Plan 2014-2024
- Durham Region Profile: Demographics and Socio-Economic Data
- Durham Region Health Neighbourhoods
- Age-Friendly Whitby
- Ontario Seniors' Secretariat
- Government of Canada – New Horizons for Seniors
- Public Health Agency of Canada – Age-Friendly Communities
- University of Waterloo Age-Friendly Communities Initiative
- World Health Organization (WHO) Age-Friendly website and resources
- Finding the Right Fit: Age-Friendly Community Planning Guide
- Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors
- Public Health Agency of Canada – Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide: Using Indicators to Measure Progress
- World Health Organization (WHO) Global Age-Friendly Cities Guide
- World Health Organization (WHO) Measuring the Age-Friendliness of Cities: A Guide to Using Core Indicators
- World Health Organization (WHO) Checklist of Essential Features of Age-Friendly Cities
- Town of Whitby 2014-2018 Recreation and Leisure Services Seniors Strategy
January First Steps Lecture Series – For Persons with Dementia and their Care Partners
This 2 part series of workshops hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region is for people with dementia and care partners. Register for both workshops or just the session most relevant to you.
Session 1: Considering Retirement Home Living? What you need to know (Friday January 6, 10am to 12pm) Featuring guest speaker from Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority.
Session 2: What you need to know about long term care/nursing home (Friday January 13, 10am to 12pm) Featuring guest speaker from Central East CCAC.
Space is limited. You can register online or contact Alzheimer Society of Durham Region at 905-576-2567 or toll free 1-888-301-1106 if you have questions or prefer to register by phone.