What’s New

The call for nominations for the City of Hamilton’s 23rd Annual Senior of the Year Awards is now open!

The Hamilton Municipal Senior Service Awards honour senior citizens who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to enrich the social, cultural or civic life of our community.
You can submit a nomination using the online nomination form
Nomination deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 4 pm. Hard copy nominations forms are available at select recreation centres or by contacting lisa.maychak@hamilton.ca.

Age Friendly Hamilton: Community Resource Directory for Older Adults

Information Hamilton, in partnership with HCoA & Age Friendly Hamilton (City of Hamilton) is proud to release the 1st Edition of this Community Resource Guide to help older adults in Hamilton connect to their communities! Download your copy of the 2017 Age Friendly Hamilton Community Resource Directory for Older Adults Here!

How to Make your Rental Unit Age Friendly!

As our population ages, many residents living in apartments may require additional support for their health and safety. The Age Friendly Hamilton Home Adaptations Task Force has been working to develop a series of brochures to help residents and property owners learn about how to install adaptations at little or no cost to the tenant!  Please check out our NEW information brochures to learn more!

These Age Friendly Hamilton brochures were developed in partnership by the City of Hamilton Public Health, City of Hamilton Seniors Advisory Committee, McMaster University, Rehabilitation Sciences, St. Joseph’s Home Care, Hamilton Council on Aging & Certified Rental Building Program. Special Thanks to Task Force Members: Linda Strobl, Jeanne Mayo, Lori Letts & Shamiso Matinyarare for producing these publications.

New: Video Series on Preventing Falls & Fractures in Long-Term Care

Osteoporosis Canada, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, and the GERAS Centre for Aging Research are excited to announce the launch of 4-series of videos, aimed at educating health care professionals to prevent falls and fractures for long-term care (LTC) residents. Beginning Tuesday February 20, 2018, please visit www.geras.ca to view a new series each week aimed at different health care professionals, including: personal support workers, physiotherapists & physiotherapist assistants, group exercise trainers (e.g., fitness instructors, kinesiologists) and restorative care staff.

This series is developed in partnership by Osteoporosis Canada, GERAS Centre for Aging Research, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, University of Waterloo, Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Peter’s Hospital, Extendicare, University Health Network, Schlegel Villages, and St. Joseph’s Villa.


Please click here to access a copy of the Hamilton Council on Aging 10th Annual Report to the Community. Hard copies of this report in regular and large print formats can be obtained by calling Shelagh Kiely at 905-777-3837 ext. 12238 or emailing kielys@hhsc.ca

Purchase your HCoA 2017-2018 Membership. . . A great way that you can support HCoA and older adults in Hamilton for only $5 for individuals and $75 for organizations!