Tuesday May 18th from 1-2 ET
Topic: How Local Communities can Support Seniors to Age in Place— During COVID-19 and Beyond
During this Community of Practice, Craig Madho from OpenLab will share their knowledge from working with seniors living in Toronto and the experience of operating the Friendly Neighbour Hotline to explore how volunteer networks and local communities can support seniors to age in place.
Save the date for upcoming CoP calls:
May 18, 2021 from 1-2pm ET
July 20, 2021 from 1-2pm ET
September 21, 2021 from 1-2pm ET
November 16, 2021 from 1-2pm ET
To learn more about this CoP please reach out to Heather Keam
The aim of this bi-monthly Neighbourhood Learning Community of Practice (CoP) is to bring together community development practitioners working at the neighbourhood level.
Support the work of neighbourhood and community leaders
Share resources, programs, policies and best practices for strengthening neighbourhoods and communities
Develop a dynamic network of practitioners that are intentionally working together to develop more connected, vibrant and resilient neighbourhoods
Exploring the role of neighbourhood associations
Tanya Sletten from the City of Kelowna and Ben Chobater from the City of Kamloops started our conversation off by sharing some of their reflections on both the challenges and opportunities of working with neighbourhood associations. We then took the conversation into small group breakouts and identified some common themes and topics for further discussion.
Age-friendly initiatives at a neighbourhood level
During our Neighbourhood Learning Community of Practice this week, we were joined by Jodi Mucha and Sarah Dyer from BC Healthy Communities. They shared an overview of age-friendly initiatives at the neighbourhood level and highlighted creative ways residents and neighbourhoods can get involved in age-friendly initiatives.
Reach out to Heather Keam