Ottawa, an Age-Friendly City
The Council on Aging of Ottawa became interested in the Age-Friendly Cities initiative in 2006. Much research was conducted before launching this project in Ottawa. One of the first tasks is to assess the current age-friendliness of our community. A comprehensive assessment helps to identify what a community is doing well, including how initiatives and programs support an age-friendly community.
This project builds on a number of very important local initiatives such as:
- The 2002 report “Meeting the Challenges of Ottawa’s Aging Population”
- The 2004 “Successful Aging Ottawa Seniors Survey”
- The 2006 City of Ottawa “Seniors Agenda”, the 2007 OCISO New Horizons report on Seniors
- The City of Ottawa is in the process of up-dating its Older Adult Plan – this includes a full community scan and inventory of services for seniors in the City of Ottawa. A number of focus groups representing the wide diversity of the senior population in Ottawa are planned.