The Age-Friendly Niagara Network is a group of local citizens, volunteers, community partners and municipal leaders who have joined together to learn about, take action on and champion age-friendly community principles to make Niagara a ‘community for all ages’. To learn more about the Age-Friendly Niagara Network visit About Us or Age-Friendly Action in Niagara.
Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan Implementation Project (2017-2019) Evaluation Highlights
This two-page document summarizes both progress toward, and future opportunities for, implementing the Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan. The full evaluation report can be accessed here.
Federal Candidate Brief Prepared by the Age-Friendly Niagara Network
Targeted to candidates running in Niagara ridings for the October 2019 Federal Election, this two-page brief outlines the contributions older adults make to our community, the ways in which Niagara has already made progress towards becoming age-friendly, and what federal candidates can do to help champion this work.
AFNN 2018 Impact Placemat
This 2-page placemat summarizes milestones achieved by the Age-Friendly Niagara Network in 2018.
In The News
Old Man Winter may be going light on Port Colborne this season, but on the few occasions that snow has hit the city, it has left seniors in a tight spot. “Snow buddies is not working,” said Ward 2 Coun. Angie Desmarais. “We’re not able to find enough volunteers.”
Many seniors in the region struggle to pay for basic needs such as eyeglasses, walkers and hearing aids. But a new fund for the aging population is about to slightly change this scenario, said Tamara Coleman-Lawrie, United Way Niagara director of community impact.
I've been giving a lot of thought to the significance of how language has framed our views about aging. It occurred to me that much of the problem has to do with the lack of vocabulary to describe the various stages of life following teenagehood.
This project is made possible by a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.