Mayor Jim Watson will host a consultation event, funded by the Province of Ontario, to help shape the City’s Older Adult Plan 2015-2018 and to celebrate the many accomplishments of the current plan since it was adopted in 2012. ** Date: ** Wednesday, March 18, 2015 ** Time: ** 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ** Location: ** Ottawa City Hall, Jean Pigott Place 110 Laurier Avenue West
Lunch will be provided.
Register for this consultation and celebration at ottawa.ca/olderadults or call 3-1-1.
The Older Adult Plan was adopted in October 2012, reinforcing Ottawa’s commitment to becoming an age-friendly and caring community. Among the accomplishments to be celebrated are:
* Improved accessibility of buildings and outdoor spaces, including the installation of benches * Improved access to supports for vulnerable older adults who have low incomes or are socially isolated * Additional tailored programming for older adults in the areas of fitness, computer literary and CPR training * Enhanced communication means, including an older adult portal on [ ottawa.ca ](http://ottawa.ca/) and printed guides of City programs and services for older adults
Feedback acquired at the March 18 event will be used to update the plan and ensure it continues to meet the current and long-term needs of Ottawa’s older adults, including access to essential supports, programs and services.
The updated plan will go to both the Community and Protective Services Committee and Council for approval later in 2015.