As the sponsoring agency of the Age-Friendly Sarnia-Lambton initiative, Lambton Elderly Outreach continues to work with community partners to increase access and awareness of social and health supports that ensure our population is connected to programming, health care, and opportunities to contribute to our great community!
What is an Age-Friendly Community?
An age-friendly community supports healthy active living for people through all stages of life and abilities. It is a community that fosters civic, economic, and social participation throughout the life course and makes it easy for older people to stay connected to people who are important to them. It is a place where people can stay healthy and active no matter one's age and where appropriate supports are available for those who need extra supports.
Age-Friendly Sarnia Lambton will create a vibrant community that supports healthy and active aging in accordance with the World Health Organization’s eight essential elements of an Age-Friendly Community:
• Outdoor spaces & buildings
• Community support & health services
• Communication & information
• Civic participation & employment
• Respect & social inclusion
• Social participation
Community Navigation of Supports and Services
Age-Friendly Sarnia-Lambton is all about making community navigation and participation easier, and that is why a one-stop access point to over 700 services in Lambton County was developed!
Navigating social and health supports is convenient and easy for any age and stage at the Age-Friendly website!
Community Navigators are available to find the resources and supports available to help people play an active role in accessing the many programs, supports and services throughout Lambton County.
Their role is to actively listen to you and suggest local sources of help and support tailored to your needs.
Connect to a Community Navigator
(Available 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. - 10 p.m.)
Community of Practice: Navigation Portal
The Sarnia-Lambton OHT and Age-Friendly Sarnia-Lambton is launching a 6-month pilot project (January-June 2024), and we'd love for you to join!
The Community of Practice: Navigation Portal is a new feature on the Age-Friendly Sarnia-Lambton website! This secure sign in page will give services providers access to resources, communication pathways, and education!
The Community of Practice Navigation Portal will allow service providers to connect, share, and collaborate to best support their clients. The portal will also provide increased access to resources, education, and much more! Completely FREE for 6-month trial. More benefits in the attached poster!
To join, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Age-Friendly Expo Planning Committee
Are you passionate about creating unforgettable event experiences?
Do you have a knack for turning ideas into reality?
We could really use your help to plan for our next Age-Friendly Expo happening on Wednesday May 1, 2024!
Join the Age-Friendly Expo Planning Committee!
Age-Friendly Best Practices for
Businesses and Service Providers E-Learning Course
The Age-Friendly Best Practices for Business and Service Providers E-Learning Course is for client service representatives who work with older adults and people with disabilities. This course will encourage learners to evaluate personal bias and incorporate age-friendly best practices into their service standards and workplace environment.
NOTE: This comprehensive certificate course will take approximately 3 hours to complete. You do not need to complete the course in one sitting – take a break and come back at any time; this course autosaves for you.
The e-learning course will:
Support the largest growing demographic in Sarnia-Lambton, adults 55+
Educate staff and volunteers on providing inclusive client and customer service based on the needs of an aging population
Identify barriers for older adults, caregivers, and service providers from their own experience and perspectives
Address and encourage change in the workforce
Teach best practices for age-friendly environments, interactions, and system navigation improvements
Help embed a healthy aging lens into the delivery of programs and services in our community