Eight to Eighty Community

The City of Temiskaming Shores strives to be an Eight to Eighty Community.  By providing exemplary opportunities for people who are eight and eighty years old we can be an outstanding community for those of all ages.

Age Friendly Community

Thanks to generous funding through the Government of Ontario, the City of Temiskaming Shores created an Age Friendly Community Plan which was adopted by Mayor and Council in September of 2016.

The development of the plan included consultation with service providers of the older adult population and the general older adult population. Close to 2,000 individuals provided input into the plan. Short, medium, and long term goals that represent communication and information, outdoor spaces and public buildings, housing, social participation, transportation, community support and health services, respect and social inclusion, volunteering, civic participation and employment were identified.

Some of the accomplishments to date include:

  • 2020 Progress Report on the Age Friendly Community Plan (EN) (FR) (click on links to access Report)
  • ''Community Resources for Older Adults'' document (EN) (FR) (click on links to access the document)
  • Coordinated a 1-800 transportation number for older adults (1-800-361-5820)
  • Created an Age Friendly Community Plan (EN) (FR) (click on links to access plan)
  • Get Active document. A guide to sports and physical activities for older adults in Temiskaming Shores (EN) (FR)


"To promote an inclusive, accessible, safe and respectful community; that enables independence, health and wellness and full participation at all stages of ageing while celebrating diversity".

"De promouvoir une communauté inclusive, respectueuse, accessible, et sécuritaire ; favorisant l'autonomie, la santé, le bien-être et la pleine participation à toutes les étapes du vieillissement tout en célébrant la diversité".


If you would like more information or would like to discuss the movement to make Temiskaming Shores more age friendly please do not hesitate to contact Lynn Julien, Age Friendly Coordinator, at any time.


705-647-5709 ext 4227

Active Aging Opportunities:

Registration is required for certain programs such as Line Dancing Classes and Exercises Classes. Please contact Lynn at 705-647-5709 extension 4227.

Current Age Friendly Calendar (English)

February Age Friendly Calendar

Current Age Friendly Calendar (French)

French Age Friendly February Calendar

Chair Yoga

Age Friendly Chair Yoga Schedule

 Age Friendly Bowling

  Age Friendly Bowling Schedule

Line Dancing

Age Friendly Line Dancing Schedule

Age Friendly Women's Exercise Group

 Age Friendly Women's Exercise Class

Community Fridge

Community Fridge Information


Indoor Walking

Age Friendly Indoor Walking Schedule


Soup to Tomatoes Exercise Program

Soup to Tomatoes Exercise Program Schedule

Free Sponsored Adult Swims

Free Adult Sponsored Swims

Healthy Kids Community Challenge

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge was a community-led initiative that was funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care from 2015 to 2018. The City of Temiskaming Shores was 1 of 45 communities to receive the funding. 

The focus was to promote healthy behaviours in children 0 to 12 years and included 4 themes promoting physical activity, healthy eating and screen-time. 

Want to know what's happening in our community? Scroll down for more information on community events and programs for children and families.

Healthy Kids Programs and Events

Planet Youth

Planet Youth Timiskaming is a 5-year pilot project based on the Icelandic Prevention Model, a proven approach to reduce
alcohol and drug use among young people. Planet Youth empowers communities to work together to address the root causes of early substance use. The approach focuses on strengthening key protective factors like relationships with family and friends, involvement in extracurricular activities, and school engagement. Using the Planet Youth approach, our communities will gain valuable insights into the health and wellbeing of young people, implement effective local solutions, and track changes over time.

Update - January 2024

Planet Youth Timiskaming Update - January 2024

Mise a jour sur Planete Jeunesse Timiskaming - Janvier 2024