Age-Friendly Advisory Committee

Age-Friendly Advisory Committee (AFAC)

Application Deadline: March 7, 2019

This Advisory Committee is a new committee for the 2018-22 term of Council, recruitment is underway.

Scope:

  • Comprised of eight citizens, two Councillors,  & staff representatives 
  • AFAC will advise Council on matters related to the achievement of an age-friendly municipality, while developing and implementing an Age-Friendly Strategy.
  • Further focused responsibilities to include advising on matters relating to:
    • Outdoor spaces and buildings
    • Transportation
    • Housing
    • Social participation
    • Respect and social inclusion
    • Civic participation
    • Communication and information
    • Community support and health services
    • Serve as a liaison between the community and the Town on matters pertaining to age-friendly
    • Residents, local community groups and non-government organizations on age-friendly issues
    • Collaborate with other internal and external agencies (i.e. Age-Friendly Niagara) to achieve the Town’s age friendly mandate and goals.
    • Provide advice and research on the state of Lincoln’s age-friendliness, in cooperation with other organizations where appropriate
    • Developing Strong Communities – recognizes the connection between health and well-being with the built and natural environment, public spaces, transportation, housing, and social climate, and recreational programming
    • Respect and Inclusion – recognizes that all citizens are vital members of the community and responds to the needs of all citizens in a fair and equitable way, ensuring access to life supports and community resources
    • Community Engagement in Decision Making – actively and intentionally includes older adults in all aspects of decision making
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