Age-Friendly Strategy

The Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres (OSCC), in partnership with the City of Oshawa, is developing an Age-Friendly Community Strategy and is calling on community members for their input.

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) defines Age-Friendly communities as “supportive physical and social environments that enable older adults to live active, safe lives and continue to participate fully in their communities.”

W.H.O.’s eight dimensions of age-friendliness include:

  1. Outdoor Spaces & Buildings;
  2. Transportation;
  3. Housing;
  4. Social Participation;
  5. Respect & Social Inclusion;
  6. Civic Participation & Employment;
  7. Communication & Information; and,
  8. Community Support & Health Services.

Have your say

Help us build on existing services and create a fully inclusive age-friendly community. There are four ways you can share your ideas:

  1. Participate in a guided group discussion and give feedback by attending a focus group;
  2. Informally speak with staff, provide feedback and complete a survey by visiting a pop-up;
  3. Complete the survey here on Connect Oshawa, on paper at Service Oshawa, or any OSCC or Oshawa Public Library branch or mail a paper copy to Colleen Zavrel at the John St. Branch (43 John St., Oshawa, L1H 1W8); or,
  4. Provide feedback during an Open Forum.

Register in advance for a focus group or open forum by calling 905-436-3311 extension 2830.

Can't make it to an in-person opportunity? You can experience everything here on Connect Oshawa. Complete the survey, ask a question and participate in a themed forum discussion in the tools below.

Feedback will be received until end of day Thursday, December 20, 2018. Feedback received will be used to better understand and evaluate the needs and priorities of older adults in the Oshawa community, develop an Oshawa Age-Friendly strategy that will include recommendations for Oshawa and strategy partners (e.g. Region of Durham, etc.) and used to guide the application for W.H.O.’s Age-Friendly City designation.

The City of Oshawa is committed to providing services as set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. If you have accessibility needs and require alternate formats or other accommodations please contact Colleen Zavrel by telephone 905-436-3311 or email at czavrel@oshawa.ca, or in-person at OSCC, 43 John St. W., Oshawa.

The Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres (OSCC), in partnership with the City of Oshawa, is developing an Age-Friendly Community Strategy and is calling on community members for their input.

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) defines Age-Friendly communities as “supportive physical and social environments that enable older adults to live active, safe lives and continue to participate fully in their communities.”

W.H.O.’s eight dimensions of age-friendliness include:

  1. Outdoor Spaces & Buildings;
  2. Transportation;
  3. Housing;
  4. Social Participation;
  5. Respect & Social Inclusion;
  6. Civic Participation & Employment;
  7. Communication & Information; and,
  8. Community Support & Health Services.

Have your say

Help us build on existing services and create a fully inclusive age-friendly community. There are four ways you can share your ideas:

  1. Participate in a guided group discussion and give feedback by attending a focus group;
  2. Informally speak with staff, provide feedback and complete a survey by visiting a pop-up;
  3. Complete the survey here on Connect Oshawa, on paper at Service Oshawa, or any OSCC or Oshawa Public Library branch or mail a paper copy to Colleen Zavrel at the John St. Branch (43 John St., Oshawa, L1H 1W8); or,
  4. Provide feedback during an Open Forum.

Register in advance for a focus group or open forum by calling 905-436-3311 extension 2830.

Can't make it to an in-person opportunity? You can experience everything here on Connect Oshawa. Complete the survey, ask a question and participate in a themed forum discussion in the tools below.

Feedback will be received until end of day Thursday, December 20, 2018. Feedback received will be used to better understand and evaluate the needs and priorities of older adults in the Oshawa community, develop an Oshawa Age-Friendly strategy that will include recommendations for Oshawa and strategy partners (e.g. Region of Durham, etc.) and used to guide the application for W.H.O.’s Age-Friendly City designation.

The City of Oshawa is committed to providing services as set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. If you have accessibility needs and require alternate formats or other accommodations please contact Colleen Zavrel by telephone 905-436-3311 or email at czavrel@oshawa.ca, or in-person at OSCC, 43 John St. W., Oshawa.

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