What We Do

What’s New

What’s New at HCoA In partnership with Hamilton Public Health, the Seniors…

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Age-Friendly Hamilton

Introduction Hamilton’s Plan for an Age-Friendly City Age Friendly Hamilton Goals Age Friendly Tools…

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Age Friendly Resources

In 2014, while consulting for Hamilton’s Age Friendly Plan, we discovered that older…

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Improving Access for Seniors

Improving Access To Community Support Services for Seniors from Diverse Communities History…

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Hamilton Senior’s Social Isolation Project

Background The Hamilton Senior’s Social Isolation Project is a three-year project, funded…

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Committee Against Abuse of Older Person (CAAOP)

Who We Are What is Elder Abuse Signs of Elder Abuse Forms…

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Upcoming Events

International Day of Older Persons Public Event

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 10:00am to 2:00pm
David Braley Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University (100 Main St. W., Hamilton)
FREE! All are welcome! 

HAMILTON,ON-October 1st, 2019 – A coalition of retiree and support organizations invite all members of the community to join us at this free annual event to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Older Persons. Hamilton’s 2019 International Day of Older Persons Event will take place on Tuesday, October 1, at a *new location: David Braley Health Health Sciences Centre (100 Main St. W., Hamilton.) The event will commence at 10am.

Good to Know
The City of Hamilton will raise the IDOP Flag at Hamilton City Hall on October 1 to recognize the International Day of Older Persons and the contributions of older adults to our community.

TAKE THE HSR! David Braley Health Sciences Centre is located in the centre of Hamilton at 100 Main St. W. Please consider taking the bus! Visit www.hamilton.ca/hsr to plan your trip.

PARKING: Paid parking is available in municipal lots surrounding the facility. There is paid underground parking available at the Hamilton Convention Centre (1 Summers Ln.)  Drivers are encouraged to Carpool.

Upcoming All Candidates’ Nights(Seniors’ Issues)

Click here for the updated Election Events Flyer(Sept. 18, 2019

Loctions: VARIOUS

Good to Know
 These are FREE public events. Registration is not required.
 The theme for discussion is seniors’ issues.
 All venues are fully accessible, can be travelled to by HSR & have parking available.
 Light refreshments will be served.

About : Our population is aging. The 2016 census counted 93,000 seniors (65+) in Hamilton. This represents 17% of our total population – a percentage which is expected to double over the next two decades. The federal government has a significant role to play in creating healthy communities for Canadians to age positively, safely and securely.

In preparation for the Oct. 21 federal election, the Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO) District 13 Hamilton-Wentworth- Haldimand, the Hamilton Council on Aging, and the Hamilton branches of the Congress of Union Retirees and the National Association of Federal Retirees are co-sponsoring multiple All Candidates’ Meetings:

(Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas)
Tues., Sept. 24, 7- 9pm, the Hamilton Spectator Auditorium- 44 Frid St.

• (Hamilton Mountain)
Tues., Sept. 8, 7- 9pm, St. Jean de Brébeuf Secondary School- 200 Acadia Dr.

• (Hamilton Centre)
Wed., Oct. 9, 7 – 9pm, St. Peter’s Hospital Auditorium – 88 Maplewood Ave.

All registered candidates will be invited to participate at respective events. Each candidate will be provided with the opportunity to address their (party’s) platform re: promoting the health and well-being of older adults. Key topics including a National Seniors’ Strategy, Pharmacare, and Retirement Income Security will be addressed as per the RTO-ERO Vibrant Voices Campaign. Members of the audience will be provided with the opportunity to pose questions to candidates related to the theme of seniors’ issues. Doors for each event will open at 6:30pm. Meetings will begin promptly at 7pm.

Age Friendly Hamilton 2.0

Public Consultation for Hamilton’s next Age Friendly Plan is currently taking place until September 2019. We are reaching out to older adults and key stakeholders in greater Hamilton to learn about your experiences, challenges, solutions & ideas to make Hamilton the “best place to age successfully.” 

Here are the Different Ways you can ‘Have Your Say’ to inform Hamilton’s next Age Friendly Plan

  1. Complete our Individual Survey- PRINT 
  2. Complete our Individual Survey- ONLINE (Coming in July 2019)
  3. Organize a Group Discussion (Please utilize the attached Discussion Guide)
  4. Visit our Exhibit at Pop-up Community Events:

For more information, to obtain hard copies of the attached surveys, or if you have questions, please contact: Shelagh Kiely-Hamilton Council on Aging (kielys@hhsc.ca, 905-777-3837 ext. 12238) 

A New Year for HCoA! (September 2019 to September 2020)

Thank you for all who attending the HCOA 12th AGM & Community Forum on Sept. 23 at Liuna Station, especially:

  • Our *New Partners in Positive Aging for supporting the HCoA in our work and for sharing information about your programs/services at our event.
  • Our Guest Speakers from the Conversation Cafe (Hamilton’s Senior Isolation Impact Plan) Thank you to Aden, Rebecca, Ruth, Liliana, Barb and Pat for providing such a sincere & memorable presentation about your experiences with HSIIP!
  • Our members, volunteers, funders, special guests and all who attended and made this event special!

Please click here to access the Hamilton Council on Aging 12th Annual Report to the Community. Please click here for the 2017-2018 HCoA Audited Financial Statements, approved by the membership at the 12th AGM. Please click here to learn about/become a HCoA 2019-2020 partner in positive aging, please fill out our form (linked here.)

Recent Reports & Publications