THUNDER BAY – Age-Friendly was endorsed by Thunder Bay City Council on May 31, 2010.
The local Stakeholders Committee’s policy and strategy have received notice across the province and also across the country. Working to find solutions for our aging population in the areas of transportation, housing, safety, outdoor spaces, social participation, respect and social inclusion, communication and information and community support and health services are important.
The goal is to have Thunder Bay become part of the WHO (World Health Organization) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities. To receive this designation we must develop a 3 year city-wide action plan based on the findings of the research we have already undertaken. The work on this plan has just started. Thunder Bay, as noted, has gained national recognition.
As the Chair of the Thunder Bay Committee, I have been invited to London, Ontario this Thursday and Friday to participate in a session where individuals working on aging are gathering to hear our message. This is a compliment to the work we are doing and we are fortunate to have this opportunity. I am very excited to represent the city and tell “our story”.
Candidate At Large