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Building an Age-Friendly Simcoe County

Have your voice heard!  ​The County of Simcoe is committed to ​​creating an age-friendly community that puts the needs of our older adults at the centre of future planning.  Our priority is to continue to  create a community where older people are valued and can enjoy good health, happiness, and fulfillment. Complete the Age-Friendly Community Survey and enter to win prizes!

Buildign an age-friendly simcoe county image and linkApplicants will be contacted in December 2023 and an Awards Ceremony will take place in January 2024.

Helps business owners assess whether their business is designed to serve everyone. The program provides a guide, resources, tools and recognition to enable business owners to identify, promote and be recognized for implementing age-friendly practices. As our population ages, it makes viable business sense to adapt to meet changing needs.

Simcoe.ca/Age-Friendly Business/Organization Award Program

Applicants will be contacted in December 2023 and an Awards Ceremony will take place in January 2024.

The Age-Friendly Individual Recognition and Achievement Award recognizes an individual champion or older adult who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to creating age-friendly community(s).  

Simcoe.ca/Age-Friendly Individual Recognition and Achievement Award

 ​​About An Age-Friendly Simcoe County

Decorative imageFrom the World Health Organization (WHO) to our municipal government, there is a call for an age-friendly society.  The County of Simcoe recognizes the Age-Friendly Community (AFC) concept as an initiative that falls within their mandate and, in support of our aging population, has chosen to develop a framework for the communities that reside within its geographical area.  Developing a framework will help our community stakeholders identify, plan and address needs and priorities related to older adults in our area.  

How to Become Involved

Two levels of involvement and contact information are highlighted in 'How to Become Involved'. These criteria are intended to guide the planning process by involving seniors along the way towards developing the County's Age-Friendly Community framework.​

​Please note, the 2023 Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program is now closed.

This program is for accessible, ada​ptable and inclusive designs fo​r individuals 60+​.  ​For information on the Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program, please click on the following webpage:  Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program webpage.  

 2018-2023 Simcoe County Positive Aging Strategy

A partnership of trusted transportation providers, helping Simcoe County's vulnerable get the transportation they need and helping seniors and people with disabilities get transportation to COVID-19 vaccines and other non-urgent medical appointments.​​​

Decorative imageCommunity Connection is a non-profit information and referral service accredited by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS). The core areas of work are providing call centre services for 211, a national 24/7 helpline that connects people to essential services; maintaining a database of community resources and supporting online directories for public access; and producing reports on community needs/trends, and service gaps to support community planning.  
A project team made up of a cross-sector of community leaders and service providers aimed to “Reducing Senior Social Isolation” in Simcoe County surveyed seniors during the month of September 2021 for feedback on their level of social activity, their interests and how best to become or stay involved in their communities in meaningful ways.  
Click on the links below to view the survey and survey results:

211 Ontario can help you find support. 211 Ontario is your primary source of information on government and community-based social services.  

call 211 ​​

2-1-1 Central East Ontario​  ​

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