Age Friendly Thunder Bay
Age Friendly Thunder Bay works with and for older adults to enhance their quality of life through sound public policy and program decisions.
We provide leadership and education to enhance the experience of aging and encourage age friendly policies and practices in North Western Ontario’s workplaces, services organizations and neighborhoods.
We envision a community that respects, values, and empowers its older adults and provides them with opportunities to participate fully in their community.
Seniors’ concerns and issues are identified and solutions are sought through forums, research projects and partnership networks.
Demographics tell us that the population is aging. This raises the question “what is our desirable future” for the aging population? The emerging vision focuses on the wealth of knowledge and experience that individuals have gained during their lifetime. The aging population continues to learn and contribute to their families and communities. The challenge is to get the right mix of opportunity, support and services; to be innovative so that the aging population is active and contributing to our communities lifelong.
Age Friendly Thunder Bay works with a collaborative network of individuals, organizations, and businesses to educate public understanding of positive attitudes to aging and to counteract ageism and discrimination.
Award Nomination Package
Age Friendly Thunder Bay recognizes seniors of distinction by acknowledging and celebrating one deserving senior from Thunder Bay and area each year.
In honour of National Seniors Month in June, Age Friendly Thunder Bay will host a gathering for the nominated seniors and those who nominated them to announce the winner.
Age Friendly Thunder Bay Senior Service Awards honour senior citizens who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to enrich the social, cultural or civic life of our community.