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Nomination period opens for County of Simcoe Age-Friendly Business and Individual Recognition Awards

Midhurst/April 19, 2024 – The nomination period for the County of Simcoe’s Age-Friendly Business and Age-Friendly Individual Recognition and Achievement Awards is now open until June 30, 2024.

Awards recognize those who have taken action to create more accessible and welcoming age-friendly communities.

This year, the ceremony to recognize all award recipients will be held in the fall.

Age-friendly Business Recognition Awards

The Age-Friendly Business Recognition Awards celebrate those who have recognized the growing older adult population within Simcoe County (including the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia) and have made progress to improve services for older adults.

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate in the Age-Friendly Business Recognition program. Assess your age-friendliness using our Self-Assessment Checklist within the business/organization guide. Those looking to improve their rating can take advantage of in-person and online County services and resources.

Age-Friendly Business Recognition Award winners will receive a one-time complimentary digital marketing package valued at over $350 (conditions apply, click here for full details) a certificate, decal for their door, along with being recognized through a County press release, social media and on the County website. Complete an Age-Friendly Business Recognition nomination form today.

Age-Friendly Individual Recognition and Achievement Awards

The Age-Friendly Individual Recognition and Achievement Awards recognize Age-Friendly Champions and older adults who have shown an outstanding commitment towards enriching the lives of older adults in their communities. Individuals are invited to submit a nomination form that will be reviewed by a sub-committee. Visit the Awards page for more details.

The Age-Friendly Individual Recognition and Achievement Award winners will receive recognition through a County press release, social media and on the County website. They will also receive a framed award certificate.


“County Council is committed to building up regional age-friendly initiatives and supporting our communities, individuals and businesses to ensure that we meet the needs of our older adults now and in the future. Please participate and nominate a champion in your community.” – County of Simcoe Warden Basil Clarke

“Simcoe County is home to an ever-growing population of older adults, each with unique needs. Through our Age-Friendly Business and Individual Recognition programs, we celebrate the efforts of companies and individuals that have already taken action, while also providing businesses with the resources they need to learn how they can better meet the needs of older adults throughout the community.” – Jane Sinclair, General Manger, Health and Emergency Services, Simcoe County

About the Simcoe County Age-Friendly Community Program

The Age-Friendly Community Program was established in 2016 to increase awareness of the County’s aging population and help businesses and organizations evaluate their environment and service delivery. The County continues to provide resources and assessment tools to help organizations implement age-friendly goals and strategies and adapt to our aging population. For more information on our Age-Friendly Community program, Business Guide and Recognition Awards, visit, email or call 705-726-9300 ext. 3127.

About the County of Simcoe

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at