Nominate individuals, businesses for age-friendly awards

Deadline for nominations is Sept. 30 Simcoe County will host a ceremony in late drop to figure out all recipients

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The County of Simcoe is accepting Age-Pleasant Business Recognition Awards applications and the Age-Friendly Particular person Recognition and Accomplishment Award nominations until eventually Sept. 30, 2023.

These awards realize companies that have taken motion to turn into extra available to seniors and men and women who have shown an excellent commitment to making age-welcoming communities. 

This 12 months, the County will host a ceremony in late fall to understand all award recipients. 

Age-welcoming Organization Recognition Awards: 
All businesses, from banking institutions to pharmacies, are inspired to participate in the Age-Helpful Business enterprise Recognition application. Companies can evaluate their age-friendliness working with our Self-Evaluation Checklist inside of the business enterprise/organization guide. Individuals seeking to make improvements to their ranking can get advantage of in-human being and on-line County expert services and sources. 

The Age-Welcoming Enterprise Recognition Awards mirror the great importance of adapting to the boost in seniors within Simcoe County and the County’s determination to recognizing corporations that acquire action. Firms that have produced progress to boost solutions for seniors inside Simcoe County (which include the divided cities of Barrie and Orillia) are invited to submit an Age-helpful Business Recognition Software Sort, to be reviewed by a sub-committee. 

The Age-Pleasant Business enterprise Recognition Award winners will be recognized as a result of a County press launch, social media and on the County web-site. They will also obtain a certificate, decal for their doorway and prizes for their workers, which includes a $50 Tim Horton’s Reward Card. 

Age-Welcoming Individual Recognition and Accomplishment Awards: 
The Age-Welcoming Particular person Recognition and Achievement Awards figure out an Age-Friendly Champion and an older grownup who reveal remarkable determination to developing Age-Welcoming communities and enriching the lives of seniors in their group(s). Individuals are invited to post a nomination kind that will be reviewed by a sub-committee. Pay a visit to the Awards site for much more details. 

The Age-Friendly Person Recognition and Accomplishment Award winners will acquire recognition by way of a County press release, social media and on the County web site. They will also acquire a framed award certification. 

“The County is grateful to the thousands of firms and individuals that proceed to assist seniors in our communities. The County’s Age-helpful Method is one way that we can identify those people people and corporations that go out of their way to make daily life less complicated for our senior people,” said County of Simcoe Warden Basil Clarke. 

“Seniors make up a expanding share of our population in Simcoe County,” added Jane Sinclair, Standard Manger, Wellness and Crisis Services, Simcoe County. “As a result of our Age-friendly Company and Age-pleasant Personal Recognition plans, we are assisting enterprises with beneficial information and sources on how they can improved provide persons as they age, as properly as recognizing the endeavours of corporations and persons that have by now taken action to assist our more mature grownups.”

The Age-Helpful Neighborhood Software was established in 2016 to maximize awareness of the County’s growing older populace and assist corporations and businesses examine their environment and company shipping and delivery. The County proceeds to deliver assets and evaluation equipment to enable corporations implement age-welcoming objectives and strategies and adapt to our getting old inhabitants. For much more information on our Age-Helpful Community program and the Organization Guide and Recognition Awards, pay a visit to, e-mail [email protected] or get in touch with 705-726-9300, ext. 3127.