As Barrie continues to grow and thrive, the city is working on ensuring we are "age friendly" for all citizens, especially our aging population.
We know Barrie is home to many young and growing families, and many of our recreational activities reflect that.
But our aging population is near and dear to us as well. Ensuring a safe and comfortable lifestyle is what the City of Barrie strives to provide.
How are they achieving this?
By ensuring all public areas are accessible to seniors. Providing ample seating areas in parks, accessible public washrooms, sidewalk ramps etc.
This also includes affordable and accessible public transit which includes priority seating, low floor entrance and exits, and specialized transit.
Specialized Transit (BACT) is available to those seniors with mobility difficulties. This is a personalized way to get to appointments or activities. Keeping seniors active and
involved is vital to their health and well-being.
By providing enough affordable, quality housing for seniors is important to Barrie. There are many types of housing available depending on the individual's needs. Some
types of housing include:
For more information you can also visit Barrie Housing Support Services.
By providing access to affordable and age friendly recreational and fitness programs are important to all ages, especially seniors.
Health Care Services:
By providing helpful and affordable healthcare services that seniors can access no matter their need. Services such as 211 help seniors find the right health services in their area.
For more information on services for seniors, you can also visit the Ontario Government Guide to programs
If you know someone who would benefit from this blog please feel free to forward or share on your social media. Helping seniors is important to all of us.