Richmond Hill is seeking our input to becoming an accredited Age-Friendly Community

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Steps are being taken ro Richmond Hill to become an Age-Friendly Community.

This type of community allows people of all ages to participate in activities that keep everyone healthy and included in community life.

This is a project under Richmond Hill’s Council Strategic Priority: Strong Sense of Belonging.  

The council and the city staff wants to learn more about what we’re doing right, and where there are opportunities for growth as an age-friendly city. They want to hear from everyone, but especially older adults: those 55 years of age and older. 

You can provide your comments and ideas in a number of different ways, including an online survey, virtual roundtable discussions and telephone interviews. 

  • Click HERE to take the Age-Friendly Community Survey  (available until July 16). The survey asks residents for their thoughts on living in Richmond Hill in three specific categories: social participation; respect and social inclusion; and civic participation and employment. 
  • If you would like to provide feedback through a one-on-one telephone conversation with a Richmond Hill staff member, please leave a message at 416-427-3623 to arrange an appointment. 
  • If you would like to be part of an Age-Friendly Community virtual roundtable discussion, please email  [email protected].

Did you know? Older adults aged 55+ comprised 24% of Richmond Hill’s population in the 2016 census and that percentage is expected to grow with the release of the 2021 census.