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- Fenelon Falls Group Hosts Meeting About Making the Community a More ‘Age-Friendly’ Place to Call Home -

(FENELON FALLS) – Wanted: people over the age of 45 years who are interested in making Fenelon Falls an even better place for older adults to live.

If you fall into this category and have ideas to share, then the Fenelon Falls Age-Friendly Committee invites you to join a ‘Community Conversation’ in Fenelon Falls on Thursday, September 25, from 9:30 am to 11 am at the Fenelon Falls Seniors Club (58 Murray Street). The event is seeking public input about the activities and issues affecting boomers and older adults in the Fenelon Falls area.

“The goal is to gather feedback on current issues and services geared towards boomers and older adults, with an eye towards seeing how these can be expanded or improved for everyone ,” says Doreen Boville, a Health Promoter with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, and a member of the Fenelon Falls Age-Friendly Committee.

A number of organizations will also be represented on September 25 at the Community Conversation in Fenelon Falls. Brief presentations will be provided by representatives of the Kawartha North Family Health Team, Fenelon Forward, Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Advisory Committee, City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team, City of Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit Program and others. There will also be information booths set up by other community groups.

Since its formation three years ago, members of the Fenelon Falls Age-Friendly Committee have worked to promote and improve services and supports for healthy aging. The committee raises awareness on issues, networks with other like-minded organizations, asks elected officials for change, and works to support solutions that benefit Fenelon Falls.

“In this area, we have one of the highest percentages of retirees in Ontario, so an age-friendly initiative makes sense,” notes Lynda Palmer, a retired nurse and another member of the Fenelon Falls Age-Friendly Committee. “Not all of these things are just for older people. Age-friendly initiatives cross all ages and benefit everyone, including families, children and persons with disabilities.”

To find out more information about the Community Conversation event, call the Health Unit at (705) 324-3569, ext. 2323, or email


For media inquiries, contact:

Doreen Boville, Health Promoter, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, (705) 324-3569, ext. 2323.

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