As Canada’s senior population continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to support the health and wellbeing of older Canadians. That’s why the Town of Oakville is taking steps to become a more age-friendly community where all residents can be active and engaged members of the community at every stage of life.
Oakville's Age-friendly Baseline Study (pdf, 2.82 MB) provides an overview of the town’s current ‘age-friendliness’ and sets a direction for moving forward with future age-friendly planning.
What is an age-friendly community?
An age-friendly community is designed to help seniors live safely, enjoy good health and stay involved.
As part of its Global Age-friendly Cities Project, the World Health Organization identifies eight key areas of community life that can become more age-friendly:
- Outdoor spaces and buildings
- Respect and social inclusion
- Civic participation and employment
- Communication and information
- Community support and health services
- Social participation
Have questions? Please contact:
Manager, Adult and Seniors Services
Recreation and Culture
905-845-6601, ext. 3976