Seniors

An article by Wendy Haaf, recently published online at Goodtimes.ca — Canada’s magazine for successful retirement, says Burlington, Ont., is Canada’s top retirement destination. Here is a small excerpt from the article, but for the full piece Canada’s Top Retirement Destinations: Burlington, ON (and I highly recommend the read), please click the link. Canada’s Top …

Is Burlington a Top Place to Retire? Good Times Magazine Thinks So Read More »

Press release – Understanding later-in-life housing options or discovering what is best for an aging relative can be a daunting task. For those exploring housing options for themselves or an aging family member, this FREE Housing Exposition dedicated to helping seniors determine the next place they’ll call home can help! It will be held on …

2018 Housing Exposition For Seniors – A One-Stop to Learn About Options Read More »

Picture yourself at home on your sofa engaging with other seniors by phone. Connecting isolated seniors by phone and giving them an opportunity to join in and share information, be entertained, and have an opportunity to socialize, is the primary purpose of a new program called Seniors Without Walls. The program is free to users. …

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Seniors in Burlington are invited to a Seniors Forum, March 28, 10am – noon, at Burlington Central Library, hosted by the Burlington Seniors Community (formerly Burlington Seniors Centre Inc board). Find out what this group has been doing, learn about some ideas for the future and how you can get involved. The main purpose of …

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Three upcoming forums are being held for residents to provide input into the city’s Active Aging Plan, which aims to help keep older adults active, healthy and engaged in their community. Dates: Tuesday, June 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tansley Woods Schlegel Village (open to the public) 4100 Upper Middle Rd. Wednesday, June 22 …

Have your say: Active Aging Forums June 21-23 Read More »

From Association of Municipalities of Ontario press release June 9, 2016 – Members’ Legislative Update The Ontario Legislature rose June 9 and will resume on September 12th, 2016. A number of bills of interest to municipal governments were debated in this session, and are outlined below. Bill 181, Municipal Elections Modernization Act – carried in Third Reading …

Province bans union/corporate donations to elections; trails Act; payday loans regs; cap & trade; affordable housing; & more bills Read More »

Residents are invited to submit a nomination for the Senior Achievement Award. Each year, the program recognizes extraordinary seniors who, after the age of 65, have made significant contributions to their community and/or province.http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/citizenship/honours/saa.shtml To make a nomination: Visit ontario.ca/honoursandawards and click on the Senior Achievement Award link. Download the appropriate PDF form. Read the eligibility …

Nominate someone special for a Senior Achievement Award by June 15 Read More »

To celebrate Seniors’ Month in June, the city is offering a variety of activities for seniors 55+ to enjoy. During Try It Week (June 14-17), seniors can choose from over 35 activities to try free of charge. Workshop Week offers 37 different activities, including an introduction to golf, painting, bridge, weight training, writing and the …

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Take the survey City staff are gathering feedback on a plan to keep older adults involved and active in the community. If you’re a resident 55 years of age or older, or you support someone who is, we’d like to hear about your needs and perspectives around leisure, transportation, civic participation, city communications, respect and …

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Do you live in Halton? Are you interested in helping Halton become the best place to live, work and play for all older adults? The Healthy Aging Working Group would love to hear your feedback about the draft list of healthy aging outcomes that have been developed for older adults in Halton. Sign up for an …

Take survey on healthy aging in Halton by June 30 Read More »

    Deadline: June 15, 2016 Do you know an extraordinary senior who has made a significant contribution to our community and/or province? Consider nominating them for the Ontario Senior Achievement Award. A nominee must be over the age of 65 who has contributed in many different fields including arts, literature, community service, voluntarism, education, …

Nominations open for Ontario Senior Achievement Award (June 15) Read More »

Burlington transit staff are proposing a Senior’s Transit Fare of “Two for a Toonie” rather than free transit one day a week. The proposal is in response to a staff direction I brought during the 2015 budget deliberations asking staff to evaluate and report back on a proposal for one day of free transit for …

Free seniors transit on Mondays, or Two for a Toonie? Read More »

A number of residents have contacted me to express concerns about changes they are hearing about at the Burlington Seniors Centre, and seeking clarification of rumours they have heard regarding current activities and the future of the centre.

At the request of seniors living in Ward 2, I’ve set up a seniors committee to explore issues facing seniors and recommend action items. The group is a subcommittee of our larger Ward 2 Citizen’s Advisory Committee. Both groups meet monthly, the third Thursday of each month. Everyone is welcome.