Media Release: The Town of Lincoln accepted into the Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

Media Release: The Town of Lincoln accepted into the Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

Lincoln, ON – (January 26, 2022) - The Town of Lincoln is now a member of the World Health Organization's Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. Membership into the network is a commitment to share experience, achievements, and lessons learned with other cities and communities.

The Town of Lincoln Age-Friendly Advisory Committee was formed in May 2019 to create a vibrantly healthy and diverse community where the quality of life, inclusivity, and ageing is supported through all stages of life. The Committee focuses on crucial aspects such as accessibility, inclusion, recreation, and civic participation and strives to connect with the community. The Town's Age-Friendly Advisory Committee applied to the global network in 2021. Community consultation was a priority for the Committee and contributed to the application's success.

"I am overjoyed with the learning that as a community, we have been successful in being accepted as a member of the World Health Organization's Global network," said Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton. "On behalf of Council, I would like to thank everyone involved in making this a reality for our Town; we believe in spaces that creative inclusivity and accessibility for everybody."

"Thank you to Town Council and the community's continued support of this initiative," said Charlotte Sheridan, Chair of the Town's Age-Friendly Advisory Committee. "Without hearing from the voices of Lincoln, we could not have made a successful application."

"Inclusion in this global network affirms our dedication to making our community a place to grow, prosper, and belong," added the Town's Chief Administrative Officer, Michael Kirkopoulos. "Lincoln is committed to being an inclusive, diverse, and equitable community that provides places and spaces for connection and belonging."

Learn more about the Town's Age-Friendly Advisory Committee.

About Town of Lincoln's commitment to becoming age-friendly

The Town and the Age-Friendly Advisory Committee work to make the Town of Lincoln more age-friendly, including upgrading outdoor spaces and public buildings with accessibility enhancements; connecting with residents of all ages via outreach and the development of unique and innovative program ideas; creating a reference guide on age-friendly and accessible best practices; initiating an age-friendly business guide and working with partner organizations to improve quality of life for all.

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For more media inquiries, please contact:

Liliana Busnello
Manager of Corporate Communications
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
Tel: 905-563-8205

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