By the year 2025, Cornwall expects that close to 30% of our population will be over the age of 65. To prepare for this demographic shift, the City of Cornwall has been proactive in making our community more senior friendly.
In July 2015, the City of Cornwall received a $35,000 grant as part of the Ontario Government's Age-Friendly Community Planning Grant Program. This was the maximum provincial grant allowed for medium-sized communities with populations between 20,000 and 99,000 residents.
Through consultation with over 700 Cornwall seniors, this grant was used to develop a comprehensive action plan to address both the current and future needs of older residents in Cornwall. The Senior Friendly Community Implementation Plan was adoptedCity council in February 2017, and it has identified specific practical recommendations that will ensure Cornwall remains a safe, affordable, accessible and enjoyable City for everyone.
Our work is not done. A Senior Friendly Community Liaison Officer has been hired, and a recently created Senior Friendly Community Implementation Committee has formed to help advance the Senior Friendly Community Implementation Plan. Some of their efforts will be highlighted in this section of the web site. Please come back regularly to see our progress!
For additional information on the Senior Friendly Community Initiative, please contact:
Jordan Ann Kevan de Haan
Senior Friendly Community Liaison Officer
Funding provided by the Government of Ontario.