Age-Friendly Community

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) 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:

  1. Outdoor spaces and buildings
  2. Transportation
  3. Housing
  4. Respect and social inclusion
  5. Civic participation and employment
  6. Communication and information
  7. Community support and health services
  8. Social participation

Have questions? Please contact:

Julie Mitchell
Senior Manager, Recreation Planning & Development
905-845-6601, ext. 3151