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Age Friendly London Network and Working Groups


The Age Friendly London Network was launched at its inaugural meeting on May 21, 2013. There are currently 165 members including members from 80 agencies or organizations who are working to implement the Age Friendly London Three Year Action Plan.

The Age Friendly London 2019 Progess Report highlights Network accomplishments over the past year.

Membership in the Network is open to anyone with an interest in supporting the London vision of an Age Friendly City: A diverse, vibrant, caring and healthy community which empowers all individuals to age well and have opportunities to achieve their full potential.

The Network is comprised of 8 Working Groups who are implementing the Plan's action steps.

 

The City of London is committed to making every effort to provide alternate formats and communication supports for meetings and information, upon request.  To make a request for assistance with Age Friendly London meetings, please contact Michelle Dellamora at mdellamo@london.ca or 519-661-2489, x 7208.

 

Working Groups:

The AFL Network is comprised of eight Working Groups that are implementing the Plan's action steps. Click on a Working Group to learn more or to join.

Learn more about each Working Group:

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  • Outdoor Spaces and Buildings

    Action Plan Strategies:

    1. Influence neighbourhood design to support aging in place.

    2. Increase the age friendliness of parks, pathways, and trails.

    3. Promote existing age friendly programs and amenities.


    View the Outdoor Spaces & Buildings - Work Plan

     

    Join this Working Group:

    To join this Working Group please contact the Co-Chairs:

    Joyce Castanza at donjoycecastanza@rogers.com

    Brian Hodgert at bhodgert@sympatico.ca

     

     

  • Transportation

    Action Plan Strategies:

    1. Engage older adults in the planning and development of transportation initiatives.

    2. Improve the accessibility of city roads and sidewalks.

    3. Increase engagement of older adults within neighbourhoods to develop and promote active transportation initiatives.

    4. Improve accessibility of public transit.

    5. Improve transportation options for older adults across the city.

    6. Enhance access to transportation information.
     

    View the Transportation Work Plan.

     

    Join this Working Group:

    To join this Working Group please contact the Chair:

    Marnie Sherritt at margerysherritt@sympatico.ca

     

    Next Meeting:

    • The meeting scheduled for March 19, 2020 has been CANCELLED.
  • Housing

    Action Plan Strategies:

    1. Raise awareness of housing options available for older adults.

    2. Support and empower older adults to age in place with dignity.

    3. Educate housing providers about the need for increased appropriate housing stock for older adults.
     

    View the Housing Work Plan.

     

    Join this Working Group:

    To join this Working Group please contact the Chair:

    Kathy Smith at getkathysmith@gmail.com

     

     

  • Social Participation

    Action Plan Strategies:

    1. Build strong partnerships among organizations to enhance social opportunities.

    2. Reduce barriers to participation in recreation and social opportunities for older adults.

    3. Promote the benefits of older adults participating in meaningful activities.
     

    View the Social Participation - Work Plan.

     

    Join this Working Group:

    To join this Working Group please contact the Co-Chairs:

    Bev Farrell at beverly.farrell@sjhc.london.on.ca

    Tamara Nelson at tamaranelson2012@gmail.com

     

     

    Next Meeting:

    • The meeting scheduled for Friday March 20 has been CANCELLED.
  • Respect and Social Inclusion

    Action Plan Strategies:

    1. Reframe how older adults are portrayed and celebrate their contributions in our community.

    2. Increase and promote quality intergenerational opportunities that are mutually beneficial.

    3. Empower older adults to have a voice in their own advocacy.

     

    View the Respect & Social Inclusion - Work Plan.

     

    Join this Working Group:

    To join this Working Group please contact the Co-Chairs:

    Karen Hernandez at karen.hernandez@lpl.london.on.ca

    Magdalen Carter at carter.magdalen@gmail.com

     

     

  • Employment and Volunteerism

    Action Plan Strategies:

    1. Improve access to information about employment opportunities for older job seekers.

    2. Increase meaningful volunteer opportunities for older adults.

    3. Increase skill-building opportunities for older adults.

     

    View the Employment & Volunteerism - Work Plan.

     

    Join this Working Group:

    To join this Working Group please contact the Co-Chairs:

    Paulette Desjardins paulette.desjardins@ccflondon.ca 

    Tracy Drenth Tracy.Drenth@sjhc.london.on.ca

     

     

  • Communication and Information

    Action Plan Strategies:

    1. Communicate and promote the work and accomplishments of the Network.

    2. Promote resources and tools that support our community to better serve older adults.
     

    View the Communication & Information - Work Plan.
     

     

    Join this Working Group:

    To join this Working Group please contact the Co-Chairs:

    Linda Simpson linda.simpson@odyssey.on.ca

    Ryan Craven rcraven@london.ca

     

     

  • Community Support and Health Services

    Action Plan Strategies:

    1. Reduce barriers that older adults experience with finding and using healthcare services and community supports.

    2. Improve awareness of existing programs and services that support healthy aging.

    3. Improve awareness and availability of services and supports for caregivers.
     

    View the Community Support and Health Services Work Plan.

     

    Join this Working Group:

    To join this Working Group please contact the Co-Chairs:

    Tarek Moharram at tarek@moharramventuresinc.com

    Patrick Fleming at patrick.fleming@lhsc.on.ca

     

     

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