205-138 Ravenwood Avenue, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4H8

Thunder Bay aims to be an Age Friendly city.

Being Age Friendly recognizes the great diversity among seniors and promotes the inclusion of seniors in all areas of community life.

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Age Friendly is good for Thunder Bay.

Being Age Friendly respects seniors’ decisions, lifestyle choices, anticipates and responds flexibly to aging-related needs and preferences.

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Age Friendly is good for Thunder Bay.

Being Age Friendly respects seniors’ decisions, lifestyle choices, anticipates and responds flexibly to aging-related needs and preferences.

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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.

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.

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.

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The Age Friendly GIANTs Project

GIANTs are Grand Individuals Aging with Neighbours in Thunder Bay

If you’re 70 or better, we want to hear from you! We are gathering tips from Age Friendly GIANTs to help other GIANTs and Thunder Bayites of all ages to learn about aging well at home and in the neighbourhood.

A Gathering of GIANTS Showcase

In July 2017, ten strangers came together to talk about aging at home and in the neighbourhood. These strangers became friends and they produced ten video stories that will make you laugh, cry, think and act. Their stories provide tips for aging well at home and strategies to connect with neighbours. Join us as we showcase the work of our GIANTs (Grand Individuals Aging with Neighbours in Thunder Bay). Arlene Etchen, the Knowledge Transfer specialist with CMHC in Toronto will be part of our showcase and will present low-cost changes that can be done in your home for aging well. We will also launch the GIANT tips that have been gathered from Thunder Bay residents over the past few months.

Thursday, October 5 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Magnus Theatre, 10 Algoma St S.
Admission is FREE but tickets are required.
Click here to register or call 624-1721

We expect to fill the theatre so invite your friends and neighbours, especially those neighbours who find it difficult to get out of the house. Carpool, share a taxi, walk, bike, take Thunder Bay Transit or Lift – just get yourself to Magnus Theatre! There will be prizes, including a special prize for carpoolers.

Please make an effort to invite someone who may find it difficult to get out of their home for this special afternoon.

If you have any questions about the event, contact Nancy Angus at nangus@shaw.ca or 627-3564.

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.

“Silver can turn to gold if we make a conscious choice both to see – and seize – the huge prospects for innovation. Aging has finally come of age”

Torjman, 2009

Community Services

City Of Thunder Bay Older Adults

Thunder Bay is committed to a high quality of life for people of all ages. We are removing barriers to accessibility, building recreational trails and walking paths, making the city Clean, Green & Beautiful, recognizing citizens of exceptional achievement, enhancing Transit ridership and generally working with residents to make Thunder Bay a great place to live, work and play for people of all ages.

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Thunder Bay Support Services Programs

The Older Adult Unit's Support Services Program provides Friendly Visiting, Telephone Assurance and Walk-a-Bit services to frail homebound seniors who reside in their own homes/apartments. These services help seniors maintain an independent lifestyle by reducing isolation and loneliness through the support of friendship and socializing.

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Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre

Our Mission is to provide quality recreational, educational and social opportunities in a welcoming environment for those 55 plus. Drop in today and and see why we put the PLUS in 55.

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Thunder Bay Senior Services & Long Term Care

Pioneer Ridge is operated by the Municipality of the City of Thunder Bay in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

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Thunder Bay Meals on Wheels

A non-profit Community Support Program providing “Home-delivered fare beyond compare” (since 1968). The Meals on Wheels Home Support Program provides individualized, full-course meals prepared by Homes dietary staff for people in need of assistance in our community. This service helps individuals maintain independence.

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Thunder Bay Older Adult Recreation

The City of Thunder Bay's Recreation & Culture Division provide recreational and educational opportunities, as well as valuable services to persons aged 55 and better in the City.

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