Kenora Seeks Age-Friendly Status


KENORA – The Kenora Age-Friendly Steering Committee has just launched a comprehensive survey to be completed by folks 55 years & older.   Broad participation in completing this survey will assist the committee to get a clearer pictures of older adults experiences living in Kenora and will allow us to focus both on features that are identified as being satisfactory and on issues that that are troublesome and need attention in order to make Kenora a good place to live for older adults.

Wawa recently had 100 surveys completed.  We’re sure that Kenora can do way better that that! Significant numbers of completed survey will assure us that opinions and information collected reflect a more accurate representation of the experience of older adults living in Kenora.

The survey is available on-line and in paper format. It can be completed online using a computer or tablet by clicking on the link:  It is available in paper format at the following locations: Kenora Public Library – both Kenora & Keewatin branches, New Horizons Seniors Centre – both Kenora & Keewatin locations, and Gardiner, Benedickson, & Parkview apartments.

The questions explore people’s experience of the eight features of Age-Friendly Communities as set out by the World Health Organization & the Public Health Agency of Canada. The eight features are:  community & health services, civic participation & employment, social participation, respect & social inclusion, housing, transportation, outdoor spaces & buildings, and communication & information.

Our goal is to make Kenora eligible to be identified as Age-Friendly and then to continue maintain and improve that Age-Friendly status.

For further information, you can call 464-0990.


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