205-138 Ravenwood Avenue, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4H8

Thunder Bay aims to be an Age Friendly city.

Being Age Friendly recognizes the great diversity among seniors and promotes the inclusion of seniors in all areas of community life.

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Age Friendly is good for Thunder Bay.

Being Age Friendly respects seniors’ decisions, lifestyle choices, anticipates and responds flexibly to aging-related needs and preferences.

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Age Friendly is good for Thunder Bay.

Being Age Friendly respects seniors’ decisions, lifestyle choices, anticipates and responds flexibly to aging-related needs and preferences.

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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.

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The Age Friendly GIANTs Project

GIANTs are Grand Individuals Aging with Neighbours in Thunder Bay

If you’re 70 or better, we want to hear from you! We are gathering tips from Age Friendly GIANTs to help other GIANTs and Thunder Bayites of all ages to learn about aging well at home and in the neighbourhood.

GIANT tips for Aging at Home & in the Neighbourhood

Share your tips about what has worked in your house and your neighbourhood for aging at home. Give tips to people of all ages about how to make the most of your home whether you live in a bungalow, townhouse, apartment, trailer, or condo. We all can learn from your suggestions. Send your tips to agefriendlygiants@gmail.com Watch for your tips to be added to our website! Deadline to submit tips: July 31, 2017.

Applications Welcome for Digital Storytelling Project

We’re looking for GIANTs to apply to participate in a digital storytelling workshop on July 12, 13 and 14 at the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre. We’ll select 10 GIANTs to participate for FREE! (a $600 value!). In the workshop you’ll share your own meaningful personal story about what it means to be aging in your own home and neighbourhood. You will also listen to others share their stories. Facilitators will work with you every step of the way and after three days you will have produced your own personal short movie! Your stories will become a part of the Lakehead University Archive. The collection of stories we make will be used as teaching tools by Age Friendly Thunder Bay. Deadline to submit applications: June 28, 2017 APPLICATION INFORMATION PAGE

For more information: Contact Nancy Angus, Project Lead and Story Gatherer at agefriendlygiants@gmail.com or 807-627-3564.

Age Friendly GIANTs gratefully acknowledges funding support from the Government of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHFS).

Creating Age Friendly Businesses in Thunder Bay

The development process for the Age Friendly Thunder Bay Business Guide materials took place over a year and a half. Representatives sitting on the Age-Friendly Thunder Bay Committee volunteered for a task group that guided the work. Literature was reviewed and best practices identified. The design and content of the three final products were developed and refined during several meetings of the task group over the late summer and fall of 2012. Early drafts were reviewed by key informants from the community and local businesses and focus groups were conducted with seniors and owners of local businesses. The graphic design and printing of the materials were completed by Thunder Bay businesses.

“Silver can turn to gold if we make a conscious choice both to see – and seize – the huge prospects for innovation. Aging has finally come of age”

Torjman, 2009

Community Services

City Of Thunder Bay Older Adults

Thunder Bay is committed to a high quality of life for people of all ages. We are removing barriers to accessibility, building recreational trails and walking paths, making the city Clean, Green & Beautiful, recognizing citizens of exceptional achievement, enhancing Transit ridership and generally working with residents to make Thunder Bay a great place to live, work and play for people of all ages.

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Thunder Bay Support Services Programs

The Older Adult Unit's Support Services Program provides Friendly Visiting, Telephone Assurance and Walk-a-Bit services to frail homebound seniors who reside in their own homes/apartments. These services help seniors maintain an independent lifestyle by reducing isolation and loneliness through the support of friendship and socializing.

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Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre

Our Mission is to provide quality recreational, educational and social opportunities in a welcoming environment for those 55 plus. Drop in today and and see why we put the PLUS in 55.

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Thunder Bay Senior Services & Long Term Care

Pioneer Ridge is operated by the Municipality of the City of Thunder Bay in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

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Thunder Bay Meals on Wheels

A non-profit Community Support Program providing “Home-delivered fare beyond compare” (since 1968). The Meals on Wheels Home Support Program provides individualized, full-course meals prepared by Homes dietary staff for people in need of assistance in our community. This service helps individuals maintain independence.

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Thunder Bay Older Adult Recreation

The City of Thunder Bay's Recreation & Culture Division provide recreational and educational opportunities, as well as valuable services to persons aged 55 and better in the City.

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