Age-friendly Peterborough Community Engagement Survey now open

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Age-friendly Peterborough logoPeterborough, ON – The City of Peterborough is seeking public input on an update to the Age-friendly Peterborough Community Action Plan. The Community Engagement Survey is directed at older adults (ages 50+) who reside in the City of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation, and Hiawatha First Nation.

The purpose of the survey is to receive community input and information to gauge how age-friendly the Peterborough region is today and how to make it more age-friendly in the future. The results will be incorporated into the new Community Action Plan for 2023-2025.

The first Age-friendly Peterborough Community Action Plan was launched in 2017 as a guide for Peterborough to become a thriving region that is inclusive, respectful, and accessible to people of all ages and abilities. The goals of the plan are to ensure that older adults have their basic needs met, are able to get around the community, are supported to build relationships, and have the opportunity to learn, grow and contribute.

“The 2017 AFP Plan identified a clear path forward to enhance programs, services, and infrastructure to support healthy aging,” says Keith Riel, Chair of the Age-friendly Peterborough Advisory Committee, “It is important that we hear from older adults so we can incorporate their current needs into the new Community Action Plan.”

The survey can be found on the City’s public engagement website, Connect Peterborough at www.connectptbo.ca/age-friendly, along with the 2017 Community Action Plan, the 2020 Impact Report, and plans for additional public engagement opportunities.

The survey will be available until May 31, 2022.

Paper copies of the survey are available at Community Care offices and libraries. If you require assistance completing the survey or would like to request it in an alternative format, please call 705-748-8830 ext. 3624.

More information about Age-friendly Peterborough can be found at www.peterborough.ca/aging