Age-friendly cities provide access to services that enable everyone, not just seniors, to live full and productive lives.
The City developed an Age-Friendly Community Plan with assistance from a grant received from the Ontario Government. An Age-Friendly Community is one where policies, services and facilities support older people to live in a secure environment, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in their communities. Work on the plan included:
- A needs assessment
- A successful community forum was held
- A discussion paper was circulated to gather further input.
Age-Friendly Barrie Initiative
Age-Friendly Barrie is a City initiative to improve the quality of life for Barrie residents in alignment with the World Health Organization's (WHO) Checklist of Essential Features of Age-Friendly Cities to identify gaps, needs and recommended action plans for eight (8) key areas including: