Presentation on theme: "A GE -F RIENDLY T HUNDER B AY O NTARIO 1. A GE -F RIENDLY T HUNDER B AY O NTARIO Age-Friendly Thunder Bay was initiated on the basis of community-based."— Presentation transcript:
A GE -F RIENDLY T HUNDER B AY O NTARIO Age-Friendly Thunder Bay was initiated on the basis of community-based research conducted by Dr. Mary Lou Kelley and the Centre for Education & Research on Aging & Health, Lakehead University. 2
Thunder Bay’s Population is Aging The senior population will be: Better educated More financially secure More influential Thunder Bay Seniors will create change – all levels. 3
A GE -F RIENDLY T HUNDER B AY O NTARIO The Age-Friendly Thunder Bay Committee was founded in 2009 and is chaired by Rebecca Johnson, City Councillor-at-Large. 4
C OMMUNITY S URVEY : P URPOSE 6 In 2010 a community survey was conducted by the Centre for Education & Research on Aging & Health, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay The purpose of the survey was: To look at the City of Thunder Bay from a critical “aging” lens in order to celebrate its strengths and determine potential areas of improvement”
C OMMUNITY S URVEY : M ETHODOLOGY 7 The research questions were: 1.How does the physical, social and cultural environment in thunder Bay currently support and provide challenges to the quality of life and independence of its aging population? 2.How can the physical, social and cultural environment in Thunder Bay be modified to better support the quality of life and independence of the aging population? The survey information was collected by seniors. The information was gathered from seniors exiting public health flu clinics located throughout the Thunder Bay community.
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 organizations: City of Thunder Bay Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health, Lakehead University. Community Member-at-Large Lakehead Social Planning Council. Retired Teachers of Ontario, District 2. Canadian Red Cross, Thunder Bay Branch. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. The work was conducted by members of the AFTB Committee who volunteered to work in specific task groups. 9
S TAKEHOLDER B ASED C OMMITTEE 10 Age-Friendly Thunder Bay Committee For Profit Not For Profit Individuals Community Members at Large Collaborative Steering Committee Ontario Trillium Foundation Senior Charter Task Group Business Guide Task Group Intergenerational Education Task Group Public Awareness Task Group
The Thunder Bay Senior Charter was endorsed by Thunder Bay City Council in June 2012. In late April 2013, 30 local organizations were invited to endorse the Thunder Bay Senior Charter. Thunder Bay organizations are welcome to join in the endorsement process. 11
13 The Thunder Bay Business Guide was 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.
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 University’s Faculty of Education appointed a faculty member to serve on the AFTB Committee. 15
S TRATEGIC P LANNING F RAMEWORK 2014- 2017 Vision (our preferred future): Citizens of Thunder Bay age with dignity in a community recognized by the World Health Organization Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities. Mission (who we are today): Age-Friendly Thunder Bay is a community based stakeholder group advocating for seniors’ independence and quality of life in Thunder Bay 18
S TRATEGIC P LANNING F RAMEWORK 2014- 2017: G OALS Goal # 1: To develop the "Thunder Bay Council on Aging" (TBCA). Goal # 2: In collaboration with identified partners to provide leadership in the development of the three-year community wide plan of action as required by the WHO age-friendly designation. Goal # 3: To conduct a community-based study with the goal of understanding how seniors living in Thunder Bay engage with their communities. Goal # 4: To continue the development of innovative community based age-friendly initiatives related to intergenerational activities and the Age-Friendly Business Guide. 19
C URRENT A CTIVITIES T HE A GE -F RIENDLY T HUNDER B AY B USINESS G UIDE PRESENTED BY THE W ORLD H EALTH O RGANIZATION ’ S 2 ND I NTERNATIONAL C ONFERENCE ON A GE -F RIENDLY C ITIES : L IVING AND A GING T OGETHER IN O UR COMMUNITY ( Q UEBEC C ITY, S EPTEMBER 2013). P ROPOSALS FOR FUTURE FUNDING, BASED ON THE REVISED STRATEGIC PLAN, ARE BEING DEVELOPED BY THE AFTB C OMMITTEE. 20
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: 807-766-7123 | fax: 807-766-7222807-766-7123 | fax: 807-766-7222 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.agefriendlythunderbay.ca 21