An age-friendly community is one that is inclusive, accessible and promotes active aging.
The Orangeville Seniors/Age-Friendly Community Committee and the Orangeville Public Library have partnered to provide leadership, administration and support for an age-friendly action plan for the Town of Orangeville. A Sub-Committee was formed to help create a three-year plan that will improve the quality of life for seniors in Orangeville in eight categories established by the World Health Organization. The Town of Orangeville's Age-Friendly Community Action Plan was received by Council in December 2016 with the goal of joining the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities.
We are pleased to announce that in 2017, the Town of Orangeville became a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. The WHO defines an age-friendly city as "an inclusive and accessible urban environment that promotes active ageing."
The Town of Orangeville is committed to improving the quality of life for older adults through its support of the
Age-Friendly Community Action Plan and in promoting and maintaining Orangeville's Age-Friendly Vision as "a vibrant, safe community where we can all age with dignity, respect and purpose."