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Community Needs Assessment Project

The Town of Wasaga Beach recognizes that a significant proportion of the community is comprised of older adults and desires to meet their needs. The Town has recently been awarded $25,000 from the Government of Ontario to undertake an ‘Age-Friendly’ Community Needs Assessment to address the needs of older adults living in Wasaga Beach. The Community Needs Assessment will be undertaken in partnership with the Healthy Community Network (HCN) based on eight key features established by the World Health Organization affecting the aging population, including: outdoor spaces and public buildings, transportation, housing, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and information, and community support and health services.  The assessment will be conducted utilizing a variety of tools consisting of community engagement meetings, focus groups and surveys.

The goal of the project is to create a community-based Action Plan with recommendations in order for Wasaga Beach to become a more Age-Friendly community and a better place to live for our aging population.