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September 21, 2000
Media Advisory: Toronto Seniors' Assembly Holds Inaugural Meeting
  
On Friday, September 22, the newly formed Toronto Seniors' Assembly will hold
its inaugural meeting. The Assembly, which will be chaired by Councillor Anne
Johnston, Toronto's Seniors' Advocate, will review the work completed to date
by the Seniors' Task Force, and will set priorities for upcoming activities.

On October 6, 1999, Toronto Council adopted the recommendations contained in
the final report of the Toronto Seniors' Task Force, "Building a City for all
Ages." This report acknowledged seniors' need to have input into local
government policy decisions that affect their lives and how services are
delivered to them. The Seniors' Assembly will help meet this need, by building
on the work already done in the community, attending meetings and forums to act
as a resource on seniors' issues, helping identify initiatives within the
community, sharing ideas with the broader community, linking with existing
seniors' organizations, and promoting public awareness of seniors' issues.

Members of the Seniors' Assembly are seniors aged 60 and up, who represent the
diversity of Toronto's population, who live in a wide range of geographic areas
across Toronto, and who have a keen interest and knowledge of issues affecting
seniors.


Date: Friday, September 22, 2000
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (opening ceremonies at 1 p.m.)
Location: Room 308
Metro Hall
55 John Street, Toronto


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