The Hamilton Council on Aging (HCoA) is a non-profit charitable organization that was founded in 2005. A group of retired professionals, academics, and community leaders identified the need for an independent group that focuses on and addresses the systemic issues that affect the aging experience and recognized that some seniors fall through the cracks between existing agencies and government departments.
HCoA works within a collaborative network of individuals and organizations to improve life for older adults through education, research, and advocacy.
HCoA envisions an age friendly community that respects and values older adults and provides them with the opportunity to participate fully in society.
Respect: We believe in the wisdom and experience of older adults.
Equity: We believe in the right of each older adult to experience a high quality of life, free from ageism.
Inclusion: We aim to represent the diversity of Hamilton in our programs and practices.
Collaboration: We actively partner and collaborate to achieve our goals.