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Age-Friendly Durham

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 agefriendly@durham.ca.

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Upcoming Events

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.