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Survey aimed at making Kingston age-friendly

October 29, 2015 –

Kingston's older adults are being asked to answer a call they may receive next week to participate in a survey about their experience of living in the city.

"We want to know what you love about living in Kingston and about what you find challenging about living here. Please, take the time to help us with this important research to help make Kingston a more age-friendly city," says Cheryl Hitchen, manager, social policy & strategic community development for the City of Kingston.

The Age-friendly Kingston Community Alliance (City of Kingston, United Way of KFL&A, Kingston Police, KFL&A Public Health and the Seniors Association) has contracted Nanos Research to gather information from adults 45 and older, who make up about 44 per cent of the city's population. 

Starting Monday, Nov. 2, Nanos will call 600 households to participate in the phone survey.

Results of the survey will be available early in 2016 and will be used by the City, and the many community organizations that serve/want to serve older adults, to make Kingston more age-friendly.  Results will be analyzed based on overall trends as well as differences in age groups, gender and neighbourhoods. 

For more information about the survey, contact Don Amos, executive director of the Seniors Association, at 613-548-7810, ext. 228.

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.