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 Marcella, 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)

Age Friendly March Calendar

Current Age Friendly Calendar (French) 
 Age Friendly French Calendar
Age Friendly Line Dancing
    Age Friendly March to April Line Dancing Schedule
 Age Friendly Bowling
 Age Friendly March Bowling Schedule 
Age Friendly Women's Exercise Group
 Women's Exercise Class
Age Friendly Indoor Walking
Age Friendly March Indoor Walking Schedule
Age Friendly Coffee Hour
 Age Friendly March Coffee Hour Schedule
Age Friendly Curling
Age Friendly March Curling Schedule
Soup to Tomatoes Exercise Program
Soup to Tomatoes Exercise Program Schedule
Stand Up Exercise Program
Stand Up Exercise Program   Stand Up Exercise Program

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


Camp pour le congé de mars
Healthy Kids March Break Camp