In 2014, the PCOA began work to create an Age-friendly Plan for the Peterborough region, including the City and County of Peterborough and the Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations. We are following a process endorsed by the World Health Organization and used by communities all over the world to determine what we are doing well and what we could be doing better to support our aging population.
Peterborough’s Age-friendly Plan will be built around eight theme areas that directly impact the quality of life of older adults: transportation, housing, outdoor spaces and buildings, community support and health services, civic participation and employment, communication and information, social participation, and respect and social inclusion. The Plan will identify strategies to support healthy and active aging in each of these eight areas.
Within the PCOA this work is being led by the Age-friendly Peterborough Committee. The project has been made possible with funding and support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the City of Peterborough, the County of Peterborough, and the Municipality of Trent Lakes.