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BBD – Aging

Aging Overview

The global population is growing older, and communities are working toward finding new and effective ways of supporting their aging populations. Rural communities especially look towards voluntarism as a means of supporting their aging population by relying on older volunteers to sustain local services and supports to help older adults age in place.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, communities have faced barriers and challenges in supporting their aging populations, due to social distancing and gathering limitations. Older adults, families and community support services have suggested ways that can foster connection, social inclusion and volunteering moving forward in our region.

It is important to build back in ways that make it easier for volunteers, families, organizations, and communities to support our more vulnerable older adults living in the community now and for many years to come.  


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The Age-friendly Peterborough website contains information and resources listed under AFP’s four goals; Basic Needs, Staying Mobile, Building Relationships, and Learning and Contributing.

Peterborough Seniors Service Directory contains an extensive list of services provided to local older persons.

Information about volunteering and the volunteer hub can be found under Learning and Contributing.

The volunteer hub is an AFP initiative and Community Care is the lead organization. People can call the hub at 705-742-7067 or email [email protected] and the Volunteer Coordinator will match a volunteer opportunity that meets their skills and interests.

City of Peterborough (2019) Community Well-being Plan 

Age-friendly Peterborough COVID Services Directory 

Social Isolation Summary Report 

Social Isolation to Social Connection Final Report 

Peterborough Currents Participants Featured 

Public Health Insight Podcast Social Isolation to Social Connection 


BBD – Aging in the Sustainable Development Goals

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