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Is Richmond Hill age friendly? Adults 55-plus encouraged to share thoughts
Aug. 11, 2021

Richmond Hill is taking steps toward becoming 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.

The Age-Friendly Community Initiative is a project under Richmond Hill's Council Strategic Priority: Strong Sense of Belonging.

The city wants to learn more about what it is doing right, and where there are opportunities for growth as an age-friendly city. The city wants to hear from everyone, but especially older adults: those 55 years of age and older.

You can provide your comments and ideas through focus group discussions. An online survey has already closed. The city is committed to ensuring the safety of residents and staff through consultation methods that respect the reality of COVID-19.

The online survey closed July 16. The survey asked 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 be part of an Age-Friendly Community focus group discussion, either online or in person, email

Did you know? Residents aged 55-plus comprised 24 per cent of Richmond Hill's population in the 2016 census and that percentage is expected to grow with the release of the 2021 census.