To celebrate Seniors Month in June, the City of Brantford and 13 community partners, including Brant Skills Centre, Brantford Public Library, and the Grand River Council on Aging, are pleased to offer a variety of programs and activities for seniors. Activities will aim to increase opportunities for older adults to be physically active and will focus on healthy living and connections to the community.
“As an active senior, I am excited to share that the Healthy Aging Passport has returned offering over 30 free activities to try,” said Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis. “I encourage all older adults to take advantage of these fun and engaging ways to stay healthy and active in the community.”
Healthy Aging Passport
The City is pleased to announce the return of the Healthy Aging Passport Program which will offer a variety of in-person and virtual programming. Over 30 free activities are available for adults ages 50 and up to try, including Yoga at the Library, craft workshops, mindfulness sessions, healthy cooking classes, memory seminars, and more. To view the full calendar of events, visit Brantford.ca/HealthyAgingPassport. To pick up a physical copy of the passport and learn more about the activities happening in June, please visit T.B Costain – SC Johnson Community Centre (16 Morrell Street, Brantford) on June 1st from 10:00 am to 12:00pm.
Let’s Stay Connected
The Let’s Stay Connected program provides recreational and social programming to six apartment buildings with high proportion of senior residents. The programming, which began earlier this year, aims to increase opportunities for seniors to be physically active, socialize and foster strong community connections.
Beckett Recreation Centre Reopening
The City of Brantford is excited to announce that the Beckett Recreation Centre is now offering new and existing programs to engage adults ages 50 and up, including art workshops, games, pickleball, gentle yoga, tai chi, and line dancing. Learn more by visiting Brantford.ca/BeckettCentre or calling 519-759-4150.
Virtual Reality Social Series
In partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University’s User Experience Design program, the City of Brantford will be offering a virtual reality workshop series on June 1st and June 8th at 10:00 a.m. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about virtual reality and participate in virtual reality games. For more information, visit brantford.ca/HealthyLiving.
Prioritizing seniors’ health and wellness, and reducing social isolation is a key component of the City’s Healthy Aging Plan. These activities provide an opportunity for older adults to remain active and connected to our community, which can help to improve overall wellbeing.