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Striving toward an age-friendly community

The city of Barrie wants ideas and leaders to help make the city more age-friendly
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BARRIE, ON – The City of Barrie is undertaking the creation of an Age-Friendly Community Plan with assistance from a grant received from the Ontario Government.

On June 13, the consultant will share the findings from the focus groups, surveys and interviews completed over the last few months at a Community Forum.

When: Monday, June 13, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Southshore Community Centre, 205 Lakeshore Drive

Why: To engage the community in the Barrie age-friendly community planning process

At the forum, more than 100 attendees will work to develop goals to help Barrie become an Age-Friendly Community. This will be a hands-on workshop led by the City’s Age-Friendly Community Planning Consultants, David Sheridan and Deb Ballak of Shercon Associates Inc.

The participants include residents and representative from service providers such as the City of Barrie, the Ontario Seniors Secretariat, Simcoe County, the Royal Victoria Health Centre (RVH), Barrie Police Services, North Simcoe Muskoka CCAC and more.

An Age-Friendly Community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments are designed to support and enable older people to live in a secure environment, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in their communities.