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’. This work has been supported by three grants from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. To learn more about the Age-Friendly Niagara Network visit About Us or Age-Friendly Action in Niagara.
Niagara has joined a global effort led by the World Health Organization to become an age-friendly community. The goal is to create safe and secure environments that foster community participation, personal health and well-being. Age-friendly communities embraces all 12 Living in Niagara Sectors, which align with the Social Determinants of Health. These are principles of a livable community: transportation, housing, prosperity, safety, health – principles important to people of all ages. When we make our communities more age-friendly, we improve quality of life for all residents.
This website provides background information about age-friendly communities (Why Become Age-Friendly?), information about the steps taken to make Niagara more age-friendly (Age-Friendly Action in Niagara and the Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan), links to related local, provincial and global age-friendly actions (Resources and In the News) and finally, information about the Age-Friendly Niagara Network and how you can stay in touch (About Us and Contact Us)
We welcome your feedback on our website and other ideas related to creating an age-friendly Niagara. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.