Volunteers needed for Durham Council on Aging

Durham Region is looking for three volunteer members for the Durham Council on Aging.

In a release Friday (Oct. 27), the Region said two Member-at-Large positions are reserved for older adults (aged 55 and over) and one is available to any Durham resident, business owner or organization with an interest in the work of the council. The minimum time commitment required is three hours every three months.

Interested volunteers are asked to complete the Expression of Interest form, outlining how they feel they can contribute to the council. Submissions, due Nov. 8, should be sent by email to info@durhamcouncilonaging.ca or mailed to:

Durham Council on Aging

c/o Sonya Hardman

605 Rossland Road East

P.O Box 623

Whitby, ON L1N 6A3

The Council on Aging was established to guide the implementation of the Age-Friendly Durham Strategy and Action Plan over the next five years. The intention of the council is to establish cross-sectorial partnerships engaging numerous stakeholders in the work of advancing age-friendliness. It is expected to act as a springboard to connect with other community initiatives and consolidate efforts in a way that breaks down silos, reduces duplication, and increases collaboration and knowledge transfer.

The Member-at-Large Expression of interest form and additional information about the Age-Friendly Durham Strategy and Action Plan is available on the Region of Durham’s website at durham.ca/agefriendly.