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Building an Age-Friendly Ottawa

Our Vision

We are committed to building an Age-Friendly Ottawa that maximizes opportunities for healthy and active aging.

Our Approach

Our approach is to work closely with the City of Ottawakey community partners and seniors to achieve measurable progress across each of the 8 dimensions of the Age-Friendly Framework, specifically, outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, communication and information, social, recreational and cultural participation, civic participation and volunteering, community support and health services and respect and social inclusion.

See the Age-Friendly Community Action Plan 2015-2016

See the Age-Friendly Community Action Plan 2012-2014 Achievements

Our Successes

Measuring Results & Performance

We are committed to measuring performance and results.  The Age-Friendly Ottawa (AFO) Evaluation Working Group is developing an age-friendly evaluation framework based on a Results-Accountability approach that will allow us to measure progress toward the achievement of age-friendly results. More

Taking Charge of Your Health

Many seniors struggle to access community support and health services.  We are committed to helping seniors access and navigate more easily the system of community support and health services in Ottawa.  In 2014 we developed and implemented Take Charge of Your Health, an innovative pilot project that empowers seniors to help other seniors obtain the information they need to connect to community support and health services and make more informed healthcare decisions. More

Building an Age-Friendly Business Community

We believe that age friendly business is good business.  We want to recognize local businesses that are making an extra effort on behalf of their senior customers  and we want to encourage all businesses to demonstrate a commitment to exemplary age-friendly business practices.  Fifteen businesses have been recognized as age friendly since the start of the project, with five businesses recognized so far in 2015.  Our goal is to engage seniors to help us identify and recognize 10 more businesses in the coming year. More

What’s New?

The next meeting of the AFO Steering Committee will take place on 10 May 2016

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