Seniors can use outdoor and built spaces safely and with ease.
Our approach is to work closely with the Ottawa Seniors Transportation Committee (OSTC) and key community partners to increase the age friendliness of parks, roads and intersections, sidewalks, pathways and buildings.
The OSTC, in collaboration with Ecology Ottawa, is organizing 3 all-season pedestrian safety audits in 3 different Ottawa neighbourhoods. The Age-Friendly Walkability Report was published in the spring of 2016.
As part of the Move it Outside Project, one of our partners, the Seniors Health Promotion Coalition, made recommendations for creating age-friendly parks that encourage older adults to be more physically active. The age friendliness of seven parks was evaluated by more than 80 older adults and an age-friendly park checklist is available for use.
Excerpt of the Outdoor Spaces and Buildings section from the 2017 report How Age-Friendly is Ottawa?
The OSTC worked with the Age-Friendly Ottawa project, the City of Ottawa and Community Associations and neighbourhood groups to make Ottawa a more age-friendly city. We are pleased to present this Progress Report, 2017.