Age-Friendly Resources

Links & HCoA Resources: Age Friendly Training for Volunteers and Professionals

In 2014, while consulting for Hamilton’s Age Friendly Plan, we discovered that older adults everywhere said that they did not know where to go for help when they needed it!

In an effort to address this problem, the Hamilton Council on Aging formed a partnership with Information Hamilton and the Hamilton Public Library to develop the HCoA Older Adult Peer Connector Program (HPCP). HPCP began in May 2015 with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Our primary objective for this program was to develop a comprehensive training program and resources for senior volunteers and professionals to become knowledge brokers to help other older adults connect to their communities. Between May 2015 and March 2017, over 180 individuals attended HPCP training, including: 63 HPCP volunteers, 90 older adults volunteers working in partnership with other community organizations, and 30 professionals working with seniors in greater Hamilton.

Through the progression of our pilot program, it became evident that our greatest success was in the tools and resources developed for the program. These tools can now be freely accessed and utilized by older adults, family members, and community partners as they need them through the links provided on this website. We invite you to use these tools to help you connect to programs and services for older adults in Hamilton!

Amy Back and Dr. Mary Buzzell from the DA55+ Steering Committee navigate Age Friendly Resources in Dundas

Resources for the Community

Through the progression of our pilot program, it became evident that our greatest success was in the tools and resources developed for the program. These tools can now be freely accessed and utilized by older adults, family members, and community partners as they need them through the links provided on this website. We invite you to use these tools to help you connect to programs and services for older adults in Hamilton!

Primary Resources

 Community Resource Guide

Age-Friendly Phone Number List

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

 Community Resource Guide

 

Age-Friendly Phone Number List

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

Database of Programs/services for seniors

Database of Programs/services for seniors

Ontario 211

 

City of Hamilton Services for Seniors

 

Dundas Infospot Kiosk

Ontario 211

 

City of Hamilton Services for Seniors

GERAS Centre for Aging Research

 

Dundas Infospot Kiosk

GERAS Centre for Aging Research 

Transportation

Let’s Take the Bus Brochure

Blue Line Taxi

 

Hamilton Cab

 

Uber

Let’s Take the Bus Brochure

Blue Line Taxi

 

Hamilton Cab

 

Uber

Go Transit

Hamilton CarShare

Hamilton Bike Share

Go Transit

 

Hamilton CarShare

 

City of Hamilton Transportation Master Plan

Hamilton Bike Share

 

City of Hamilton Transportation Master Plan

Things to Do

It’s Your Day Programs for 55+

Age-Friendly Phone Number List

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

It’s Your Day Programs for 55+

Age-Friendly Phone Number List

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

Recreation Programs and Active Living Centres

Recreation Programs and Active Living Centres

Fitness and Sports

 

 

Life Long Learning

 

 

Culture and Hobbies

Fitness and Sports

 

Life Long Learning

 

Spiritual and Faith-based Activities

Culture and Hobbies

Spiritual and Faith-based Activities

Adult Day Programs

 

Let’s Take a Walk

 

Adult Day Programs

Let’s Take a Walk

Housing

Housing Help Centre

Applying for Long Term Care

Social Housing

 

Housing Help Centre

 

Applying for Long Term Care

Social Housing

 

Adaptations in Rental Buildings: Information for Residents

Adaptations in Rental Buildings: Information for Property Owners

A Guide for Homeowners to Enhance Safety and Age in Place

Health/Community Services

Service Ontario

 

HNHB LHIN

 

Hamilton Food Access Guide

Service Ontario

 

HNHB LHIN

 

Hamilton Food Access Guide

Financial

City of Hamilton Special Supports Program

Ontario Ministry of Health

 

Seniors (65+) Tax Rebate Program

 

City of Hamilton Special Supports Program

Ontario Ministry of Health

 

Seniors (65+) Tax Rebate Program

 

Utilities Arrears Program

 

Utilities Arrears Program

 

Ontario Renovates Program for Homeowners

Ontario Renovates Program for Homeowners