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

Register today for a FREE 6-Week Positive Aging Series for Women & Men (Partnership of HCoA & GERAS)

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Upcoming Sessions:

ABOUT SENIORS4CHANGE: Registration is now open for our expertly led, highly acclaimed learning series for 55+.  Each 6-week series includes current research, information, links to community resources and a guest presentation/exercise from a relevant community service or program based on the topic of the day.  Connect with other seniors, and discover tools and opportunities to make (small) positive changes in your life to age well!


  1. As Time Goes By: What to Expect as We Age
  2. The Secret Ingredients to Healthy Aging: Nutrition Tips & Advice
  3. The 5-Star Approach to Staying Mentally Fit
  4. Come Join In! The Benefits of Being Socially Active
  5. Home Sweet Home: Strategies to Keep Your Independence
  6. ​Faster, Further, Stronger: How to Stay Active Through the Years

Funded by the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Healthy Snacks & Workbook included. 

REGISTER BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS ABOVE OR BY CALLING 905-777-3837 ext. 12238. 30 free spots are available for each session.

Age Friendly Hamilton 2.0: WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU (until Nov. 15, 2019)

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)

The Hamilton Council on Aging is pleased to begin our 2019-2020 fiscal year on a positive note! Thank you to the following who supported our 12th AGM on Sept. 23:

  • 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