Resources for Aging Well at Home
Age Friendly Thunder Bay is a community based stakeholder group advocating for seniors' independence and quality of life in Thunder Bay. Age Friendly Thunder Bay help citizens age with dignity in a community recognized by the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities. To learn more about the work they are doing for our community visit www.agefriendlythunderbay.ca.
Age BIG designs and delivers in-person and online educational and recreational programs for folks aged 60+. Led by Nancy Angus, these projects, events, and activities focus on promoting brain, body and social fitness. Age BIG recognizes that aging can be done BIG - Boldy, Inquisitively, and Gratefully, with a little help from our friends. Visit www.agebig.com or email Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Resource Guide for Aging Adults in Thunder Bay provides resources for: Active Living (i.e. fall prevention, walking groups, transportation assistance), Food & Meal Options, Government Services, Financial Supports, Health Care, In-Home Care & Help, Housing Options, Mental Health & Addictions Services, Respite & Support Services, and Safety & Security. For more information on the programs and services listed in this resource guide simply call 211 or visit www.agefriendly.211north.ca.
Age Well: A Handbook and Resource Guide For Older Adult Safety is a proactive guide and approach at senior safety. This booklet aims to help protect seniors from being victimized and give them control back of their own lives. The guide can be used by seniors, family members, or anyone who may come in contact with older adults. It is a valuable educational and training tool that will help people recognize elder abuse and what resources are available to them.
Places & Faces: Gathering Older Adults' Stories of Connecting, Belonging, Placemaking in Thunder Bay. The Thunder Bay Museum and Age BIG, along with several volunteer coaches, hosted a digital storytelling workshop in December 2022. Together, eight older adult storytellers gathered to share their stories about the unconventional places that helped them foster a sense of connection and belonging to their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is hoped that by gathering and sharing these stories, others, young and old alike, will be inspired to overcome adversity and find or create places and connections that matter to them - now and for generations to come! To watch the digital story or learn more about the project, click here.
The Oasis Senior Supportive Living Inc. program is designed to strengthen and sustain healthy communities of older adults by addressing important determinants of healthy aging such as isolation, nutrition, physical fitness, and sense of purpose. It was developed as an innovative solution to support those living in community to continue aging well at home. Oasis recognizes the importance of self-determination and offers programs based on the identified needs and wishes of Oasis members. Thanks to the support of several local ambassadors and community organizations, we are pleased to share that the Oasis program has officially launched a site in Thunder Bay!