The City of Mississauga has announced the members of its new Older Adult Advisory Panel (OAAP). The panel will be involved with City staff in planning and delivering services to older adults in the Mississauga community.
The 11 members of the panel are: Howard Brownrigg, Claire Campbell, Christopher Carlton, Robert Harrick, Bernard Jordaan, Terra Lariviere, Colin Moore, Allan Ridley, Parampal Sodi, Ms. Brenda Solomon and Frank Stendardo.
To be selected for the panel, applicants had to be Mississauga residents, 55 years or older and represent the broader interests of the older adult community. The panel will focus on three specific areas:
• Help the City pursue designation as an Age Friendly City from the World Health Organization (WHO)
• Assist in the planning and co-ordination of the Older Adult Educational Symposiums and Senior Month activities
• Provide input to Future Directions – the refresh of Master Plans for services including Recreation, Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Forestry and Library
“The Older Adult Advisory Panel will exchange information, offer advice and work closely with City staff to help make decisions on how best to develop and deliver older adult services,” said Recreation Director Howie Dayton. “The panel will also be involved in preparing a multi-year work plan to guide its activities.”
“With the support of the panel, the City’s goal is to become designated as an Age Friendly community,” added Dayton. “This will establish Mississauga in this internationally-recognized WHO program as a city that provides older adults with social, civic, employment, communication, healthy active living opportunities.”
The panel’s inaugural meeting and orientation will take place in October.
For more information, contact Lorena Smith, Community Development Co-ordinator, Older Adults at 905-615-3200, ext. 3718 or firstname.lastname@example.org.