Older Adults/Seniors Recreational Services Strategy
This Older Adult/Seniors Recreational Services Strategy (The Strategy) has been prepared to help the Town of Ajax Recreation, Culture & Community Development Department respond to the leisure, social and physical space needs of an aging and diverse older adult and senior population. It is informed by a demographic and ethnographic model, which gauges the number, distribution and diversity of the growing older adult and senior population in Ajax.
Background research was conducted on service delivery models, seniors programming trends and best practises from comparable municipalities. A review all the seniors programs and recreational spaces in Ajax was completed. A survey was distributed and two rounds of consultations with seniors groups and the public were undertaken.
The strategy contains 14 recommendations to improve and /or expand upon existing services and facilities and one recommendation to investigate the feasibility and opportunities to develop a Town operated Seniors Centre.