Seniors' Advisory Committee

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Seniors' Advisory Committee

The Seniors Advisory Committee is a newly formed Committee with a mandate to serve in an advisory capacity to Council and staff on matters that impact the quality of lives of older adults in the Municipality of Leamington. The Leamington Seniors’ Advisory Committee advises Council on the following subjects as they relate to the impact quality of lives of older adults in the Municipality of Leamington.

Mandate
The purpose of the Committee is to serve in an advisory capacity to Council and staff on matters that impact the quality of lives of older adults in the Municipality of Leamington.
Purpose

 The objectives of the Committee shall be to:

1. Engage

• consult with residents about issues affecting seniors;
• provide opportunities for seniors to engage with and help address local concerns;
• provide a forum for Leamington seniors to exchange information about current issues and emerging concerns;
• meet with representatives of older adults from different ethnic and cultural groups to discuss ways to meet the needs of older adults.

2. Educate

• improve awareness of services available to seniors in Leamington and area;
• form partnerships in the community to educate, inform and improve quality of life for seniors.

3. Partner

• form partnerships in the community to educate, inform and improve quality of life for seniors.

4. Plan

• identify barriers to access by seniors in municipal programs and make suggestions for improvement;
• develop and bring forward recommendations to Council on how to make Leamington a more age-friendly community, relating to matters within the Municipality’s jurisdiction (e.g. transportation, communications and civic participation);
• define what an “Age-Friendly Community” looks like in the local context; and
• develop and implement an Age Friendly Community Action plan.

Committee Composition

The membership of the Committee shall be comprised as follows:

• Four (4) Leamington residents/ratepayers;
• Maximum of two (2) community stakeholders/representatives from an organization that services seniors in the Municipality (e.g. a retirement/long term care facility, residential homes or senior’s apartment complexes);and
• 2 members of Council, as appointed by Council.

Contact(s)

© 2020 The Municipality of Leamington 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, Ontario N8H 2Z9

Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
Email: General Information

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