Building a Seniors Campus: A sustainable model to support
positive aging and strengthen our communities
Jane Sinclair, RN, BScN, MN
General Manager, Health and Emergency Services
The County of Simcoe (County) is a rapidly growing municipality, investing in innovative strategies to foster positive aging and create more sustainable and healthy communities. The County’s vision for a state-of-the-art, “60+” adult lifestyle community
offering an entire continuum of housing and services combined with a unique opportunity to age in place, became a reality when the Georgian Village campus opened its doors to its residents in 2013 in the Town of Penetanguishene, Ontario. This advanced “age-in-place model” is the future of housing for older adults that provides efficient, comprehensive and accessible services and amenities within a safe and welcoming community environment.