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 Services for Older Adults Guide' (EN) (FR) (click on links to access Guide)
  • 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 Marcella, Age Friendly Coordinator, at any time.


705-647-5709 ext 4227

Active Aging Opportunities:

"The ones that are brave enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do!"

Current Age Friendly Calendar (English)
Current Age Friendly Calendar (French) 
Age Friendly Coffee Hour
 Age Friendly Bowling
 Age Friendly Line Dancing
 GetActive Women's Exercise Class

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