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The Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre will reopen its doors to the public on September 14, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Registered programs and classes are scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 21.
To help mitigate the risk of COVID-19, masks will be required to enter the building and must be worn in all public areas, but may be removed for fitness classes once in the space.
No entry will be permitted prior to 10 minutes before a participant’s activity starts, and screening will be done upon entry. Other precautions include capacity limits, no use of change rooms or shower facilities, additional time between classes for cleaning and disinfecting, floor markings, and new touchless water fill stations available for participants to fill their own water bottles.
The Centre’s River St. Café will offer take-out service only, with no seating in the café.
The Library, Gift Shop, Billiard Room and Puzzle Exchange cupboard remain closed for the time being.
Registration for 55 Plus programs opened September 2. Call 625-8463 to register.
For more information on programs and a monthly menu, visit: www.thunderbay.ca/55Plus
Age Friendly Thunder Bay
Age Friendly Thunder Bay works with and for older adults to enhance their quality of life through sound public policy and program decisions.
We provide leadership and education to enhance the experience of aging and encourage age friendly policies and practices in North Western Ontario’s workplaces, services organizations and neighborhoods.
We envision a community that respects, values, and empowers its older adults and provides them with opportunities to participate fully in their community.
Seniors’ concerns and issues are identified and solutions are sought through forums, research projects and partnership networks.
Age Friendly Thunder Bay works with a collaborative network of individuals, organizations, and businesses to educate public understanding of positive attitudes to aging and to counteract ageism and discrimination.
Demographics tell us that the population is aging. This raises the question “what is our desirable future” for the aging population? The emerging vision focuses on the wealth of knowledge and experience that individuals have gained during their lifetime. The aging population continues to learn and contribute to their families and communities. The challenge is to get the right mix of opportunity, support and services; to be innovative so that the aging population is active and contributing to our communities lifelong.
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Steering Committee Meeting Dates and Locations
Steering Committee meetings are held quarterly at various locations throughout the City of Thunder Bay. Please feel free to join us at our Age-Friendly Thunder Bay Steering Committee meetings. Meetings beginning at 12:00 pm. ZOOM details will be listed on this website.
Wednesday, October 15 – ZOOM meeting – details to be announced shortly
Tuesday, December 8 – ZOOM meeting
Creating Age Friendly Businesses in Thunder Bay
The development process for the Age Friendly Thunder Bay Business Guide materials took place over a year and a half. Representatives sitting on the Age-Friendly Thunder Bay Committee volunteered for a task group that guided the work. Literature was reviewed and best practices identified. The design and content of the three final products were developed and refined during several meetings of the task group over the late summer and fall of 2012. Early drafts were reviewed by key informants from the community and local businesses and focus groups were conducted with seniors and owners of local businesses. The graphic design and printing of the materials were completed by Thunder Bay businesses.