Food for Thought – Age-Friendly Communities

12:00 pm

September 29, 2019

12:00pm | Bronte Hall

Age-Friendly Communities

by Heather Johnson, Community Development Halton

Food for Thought
Sunday, September 29th
12 Noon
Bronte Hall

Light lunch provided. Freewill offering.

How can communities contribute to the participation, health, independence, and security of older adults?

Join us as our guest speaker, Heather Thompson, Manager of Age-Friendly Initiatives with Community Development Halton, shares her knowledge of what it means to be an age-friendly community. The World Health Organization’ s framework of age-friendly communities highlights eight domains that contribute to the quality of life of older adults. Learn more about the benefits of living in an age-friendly community and strategies that support age-friendly initiatives.

Heather Thompson is the Manager of Age-Friendly Initiatives with Community Development Halton. Within the World Health Organization’s framework of an Age-Friendly practice, Heather has been actively steering the activities and projects of the Burlington Age-Friendly Council since 2013, and the emerging work of the Halton Age-Friendly Network.

Heather graduated with a B.A. in Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo and recently completed graduate studies in Aging and Health, at Queen's University. Her work and volunteer experience have encompassed leadership roles in the non-profit sector in Quebec and Ontario, including; youth justice, disabilities, mental health, community support services for older adults, palliative and hospice care. She is a strong advocate for inclusive communities where all people can fully participate without