||WHAT DO YOU WANT
AS YOU GET OLDER?
TELL US ON THE COMMUNITY COMMENTS FORM
We want to hear from you! We're looking for ways to make Whitchurch-Stouffville better for older adults and those caring for frail seniors. And we want ideas for valuing the experience and abilities of older adults.
Whatever your current age, how can we plan to make the community better for growing older?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed Age-Friendly community planning guidelines across eight broad areas: public buildings and outdoor spaces; transportation; housing; social participation; respect and social inclusion; civic participation and employment; communication and information; community support and health services.
We're adding the "plus" by putting those guidelines into a 7-Generation context as part of WS YOU 177. A 7-Generation Community is one in which all ages are supported, connected, and valued.
The WS YOU 177 Community Collaborative includes the Legacy Project (a research and education group based in WS), the WS Public Library, schools, seniors and faith-based groups, service clubs and other local organizations.
Please share your comments and ideas by March 15, 2016. The Community Comments Form has question prompts, and you can comment on all of the questions or just specific questions of interest to you.
You can complete the Community Comments Form in two ways:
1) Print off the form and fill it in by hand (please print). You can drop off the completed form at the WS Public Library, or scan and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Open the form, save it to your computer and close your Internet browser (if you don't save the file on your computer and close your browser, you'll lose whatever you type in). Go to where you saved the form on your computer, and open it on your computer. Type your comments into the spaces (note that if you print the form, answers longer than five lines will not be visible, but will still be in the electronic form). Make sure you save along the way so you don't lose any information you type into the form. Do a final save when you're finished the form. Then attach and e-mail the file to email@example.com.
If you have questions, please call the Legacy Project at (905) 640-8914.
The information you provide will be part of a Spring, 2016 report shared with the community, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, York Region, and Province of Ontario.
ALL OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.
Click here to download the WS YOU 177 Age-Friendly Community Comments Form.