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Age-Friendly Individual Recognition and Achievement Award​s Program

Release: County Celebrates Age-Friendly Champions


The ​2023 Age-Friendly Individual Recognition and Achievement Award Honourees: 

Patty McLaughlin (Innisfil), Sandra Forth (Severn), 
Dave Wetherald (Barrie) and Jenna Wickens (Barrie)


The Age-Friendly Individual Recognition and Achievement Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to creating age-friendly communities through the following criteria:

​​Indivi​​dual Champion
  • Enriches the lives of older adults in their community(s), particularly those who are vulnerable or less able to help themselves.
  • Demonstrates leadership in and a commitment to age-friendly development, projects and/or initiatives in their community(s).
  • Improves the overall quality of life of vulnerable older adult residents and the community as a whole.

Older Adult

  • Is an older adult (60+) who devotes their time to selfless voluntary service.
  • Serves as a role model and champion for others within their community(s) and exemplifies the spirit of community service.​​

How to Nominate Someone 

  1. Complete the Age-Friendly Individual Recog​nition and Achievement Application Form​​.  (If you require a Form mailed to you, please contact us)
  2. ​Forward your nomination form and any relevant information by mail or email.​

Mail: Attention: Age-Friendly Individual Recognition and Achievement Award
County of Simcoe
1110 Hwy. 26
Midhurst, Ontario
L9X 1N6

If you have any questions, please contact: Tracy Hill, Age-Friendly Champion at 705-726-9300 ext. 3127  Tracy.Hill@simcoe.ca​

Nomination Checklist

  • Nominator Form
  • Supporting testimonials from those who attest to the value and impact of the individual’s achievements (not to exceed 250 words each).  Testimonials must be dated and signed.
  • Submit any additional reference materials to support the nomination, as required (such as media clippings, etc.).  Additional materials to not exceed 5 pages.​

​* Awards are presented at a special awards event at the end of each program year * ​