What’s New

Thank you to the over 150 members from the community who joined us at our Age Friendly Hamilton Symposium & You’re Never Too Old Campaign Launch on March 27 at St. Peter’s Hospital! Special thanks to the City of Hamilton and Seniors Advisory Committee for co-hosting this event, keynote speaker Pat Spadafora, Kaliedoscope Consulting for an inspiring presentation (You’re Never too Old: Challenging Ageism), talented photographer Donna Waxman for taking photographs and providing our on-site photobooth, Seniors of Canada (McMaster University) for your display, and to our special guests from our #YoureNeverTooOld Portraits of Aging Campaign that we were so proud to launch at this event!

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!

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!