The Timmins Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the The Venture Centre is currently leading a project to develop and Age-Friendly Community Strategy for the City of Timmins.
A Steering Committee comprised of 17 local organizations has been established to lead the project and is looking to engage the 50+ population within the City to obtain their feedback as to how Timmins can become a more Age-Friendly City.
A consulting firm (Paquette Management Services) has been retained to assist the Steering Committee in developing this strategy and will provide leadership in conducting research, facilitating consultation with seniors and preparing a detailed summary report.
An extensive consultation process with the local senior’s population has been planned and it is expected that seniors will have numerous opportunities to provide their ideas and opinions through Town Hall meetings, numerous focus groups, interviews and on-line surveys. This consultation process is scheduled to take place in January and February (2016) and this feedback will be used to identify priorities for action and implementation within the City. A schedule of proposed focus groups and consultation sessions will be finalized and shared with the community in the near future.
It is expected that the Timmins Age-Friendly Community Strategy will be completed in March 2016 and that the ongoing involvement and participation of the local senior’s population is vital to the success of this initiative.
If you are a 50+ Timmins resident, we welcome and would love to hear your voice and opinion on this project. Please share your feedback by filling out this online survery
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For more information on the Timmins project please contact Maggie Matear – firstname.lastname@example.org or Roxanne Daoust – email@example.com , Co-Chairs of the Timmins Age Friendly Steering Committee.
Additional information about Age-Friendly cities can be found at: www.agefriendlyontario.ca/age-friendly-communities