Press release – The Ministry of Seniors’ Affairs has selected the City of Burlington to receive the Age-Friendly Community Recognition Award. The award recognizes communities and municipalities that are working to meet the needs of Ontario’s growing older adult population by creating enabling environments that encourage social connections and ability to age well.
In July 2017 Council adopted the Burlington Active Aging Plan as a living document intended to evolve with the community and to provide actionable changes to improve the lives of Older Adults within Burlington.
The nomination for the recognition award was submitted by the city’s Burlington Seniors Advisory Committee. The nomination included:
- The engagement process that was undertaken with our community to prioritize needs and interests which shaped the Active Aging Plan
- The key objectives of the plan
- The collection of testimonials from citizens who could speak to the value of age-friendly community work already underway
Recognition ceremonies were held on March 26 in Toronto at the first ever Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Symposium named after the Ministry’s aging well strategy: ‘Aging with Confidence’.
Pictured above (l-r): City staff Mandy Newnham and Rob Axiak; BSAC members Sheila Burton and Jim Thurston.