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1 A GE -F RIENDLY T HUNDER B AY Age-Friendly Thunder Bay 20131

2 A GE -F RIENDLY T HUNDER B AY The Age-Friendly Thunder Bay Committee was founded in 2009 and is chaired by Rebecca Johnson, City Councillor-at-Large. The Committees work is grounded in community- based research conducted by Dr. Mary Lou Kelley and the Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health at Lakehead University. Age-Friendly Thunder Bay 20132

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5 Ontario Trillium Foundation Funding In November 2012 the AFTB Committee received $75,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The funding was managed by a steering committee comprised of a collaborative of five organizations. The work was conducted by members of the AFTB Committee who volunteered to work in specific task groups. Age-Friendly Thunder Bay 20135

6 AFTB Collaborative Steering Committee Rebecca Johnson, City of Thunder Bay Councillor-at-Large. Ruth Wilford, Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health, Lakehead University. Ray Riley, AFTB Committee, Community Member-at-Large Marie Klassen, Lakehead Social Planning Council. Ian Thompson, Retired Teachers of Ontario, District 2. Randy Moore, Canadian Red Cross, Thunder Bay Branch. Kris Woznesensky, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Age-Friendly Thunder Bay 20136

7 AFTB Task Groups Senior Charter Task Group – Collaborative Steering Committee – Ian Thompson, Retired Teachers of Ontario, District 2 – Cherie Kok, Chartwell Retirement Homes – Diana Coulomb, AFTB Committee, Community Member-at-Large – Wendy Kirkpatrick, Grandview Lodge, City of Thunder Bay – Diane MacLaurin, Thunder Bay Police Service – Lee Stones, Elder Abuse Ontario – Catherine Peterson, 55 Plus Centre Board of Directors Business Guide Task Group – Dave Pierce (chair) – Ray Riley, AFTB Committee, Community Member-at-Large – Ian Thompson, Retired Teachers of Ontario, District 2 – Darren Lillington, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario Age-Friendly Thunder Bay 20137

8 AFTB Task Groups Intergenerational Education Task Group – Barb Philp, Thunder Bay Public Library – Robyn OLoughlin Pepin, Faculty of Education – Rob Murphy, Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board – Eric Fredrickson, Lakehead District School Board – Robyn Tabor-John, Lakehead Public School Board Public Awareness Campaign Task Group – Randy Moore, Canadian Red Cross, Thunder Bay Branch – Marita Campbell, Thunder Bay District Health Unit – Catherine Peterson, 55 Plus Centre Board of Directors – Cherie Kok, Chartwell Retirement Homes Age-Friendly Thunder Bay 20138

9 9 The Thunder Bay Senior Charter was endorsed by Thunder Bay City Council in June In late April 2013, 30 local organizations were invited to endorse the Thunder Bay Senior Charter. To date 9 organizations have formally endorsed the Senior Charter. 3 more organizations have notified AFTB that they are moving forward with the endorsement process.

10 Age-Friendly Thunder Bay The Thunder Bay Business Guide will soon be distributed to 20 local businesses. The Business Guide package contains: A letter of introduction. A detailed business guide geared to senior managers. A condensed business guide geared to managers and supervisors. A checklist card for easy reference by staff and volunteers. The package will also be available to local businesses.

11 Age-Friendly Thunder Bay The Lakehead District School Board and the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board appointed trustees to serve on the AFTB Committee and teachers to serve on the intergeneration education task group. Lakehead Universitys Faculty of Education appointed a faculty member to serve on the AFTB Committee. Elementary and Secondary level intergenerational Education Modules were prepared by education graduate students. The modules are being modified by the school boards to better meet the needs of their teachers and students.

12 Age-Friendly Thunder Bay A poster contest was designed for students in grades 7 to 12. Winning posters will be displayed throughout the City and reproduced by AFTB.

13 C OMING S OON : NEW E MAIL AND W EB S ITE Web: Age-Friendly Thunder Bay

14 F UTURE A CTIVITIES T HE A GE -F RIENDLY T HUNDER B AY B USINESS G UIDE HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE W ORLD H EALTH O RGANIZATION FOR PRESENTATION AT THE 2 ND I NTERNATIONAL C ONFERENCE ON A GE -F RIENDLY C ITIES : L IVING AND A GING T OGETHER IN O UR COMMUNITY. T HE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD DURING S EPTEMBER 2013 IN Q UEBEC C ITY. P ROPOSALS FOR FUTURE FUNDING, BASED ON THE STRATEGIC PLAN, ARE BEING DEVELOPED BY THE AFTB C OMMITTEE. Age-Friendly Thunder Bay

15 F OR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT : Age-Friendly Thunder Bay Centre for Education & Research on Aging & Health (CERAH) Lakehead University 955 Oliver Road | Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1 Tel: | fax: | fax: Web: Age-Friendly Thunder Bay


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