The Ministry of Seniors Affairs has partnered with the University of Waterloo, Queens University, Huntington/Laurentian University, the Ontario Interdisciplinary Council for Aging and Health (OICAH) and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN) to administer the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) Outreach Program. This program is designed to help communities increase awareness of age-friendly planning principles, share best practices, and start, continue, evaluate and improve on their AFC action plans.
Taking Charge: New models for Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors, is a research-through-storytelling project aimed at uncovering grassroots models of seniors’ supportive living that are emerging across Canada and the United States. It employs a lead user approach to explore initiatives that address the issues of aging in place and senior social isolation, and presents a distillation of key insights and emergent principles extracted from ethnographic site visits.
In this webinar you will hear four case studies:
- Seniors cohousing
- Naturally occurring retirement communities with supportive service program (NORC-SSP)
- Virtual villages.
Each case study includes audio documentaries of user experiences, and photographic documentation of community life.
A resource package will be provided to participants following the event.
Click here to register for Part 2 of this webinar series, which will focus on Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities - the Oasis Model
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