The City of Brantford celebrated another successful season of the 2023 Healthy Aging Passport, where over 1,000 older adults participated in 165 free programs that were offered by 22 community partners.
Between June 1 and September 15, 2023, the City of Brantford’s community partners hosted a wide range of free programs for adults 55 years and older including chair yoga, pottery classes, Power of Attorney presentations, painting workshops, digital literacy courses, and more. These activities gave older adults the opportunity to learn new skills, connect with various community resources and services, and build social connections.
“We’re grateful to our community partners and the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program who helped make this year’s Healthy Aging Passport possible,” said Courtney Lebel, Community Development Coordinator, City of Brantford. “With their help, over 1,000 older adults in our community were able to take part in free educational, social and recreational activities this summer.”
“The City of Brantford would like to extend sincere thanks to the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program for partly funding the Brantford’s Seniors Community Summer Project (BSCSP), which resulted in this year’s 2023 Healthy Aging Passport.
The City would also like to thank the many community partners who helped make the 2023 Healthy Aging Passport possible:”
AIM Dance Studio
Beckett Adult Leisure Centre
Brant County Health Unit
Brant Skills Centre
Brantford Brant Norfolk Ontario Health Team
Brantford Fire Station
Brantford Public Library
Business Resource Centre
Chartwell Tranquility Place Retirement Residence
Community Legal Clinic
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
Golden Age Management
Grand River Community Health Centre/Brant Community Food Educators
Grand River Council on Aging
Laurier Brantford YMCA
Modo Yoga Brant
Smak Dab Pottery
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
Prioritizing seniors’ health and wellness, and reducing social isolation is a key component of the City of Brantford’s Healthy Aging Plan. Initiatives such as the Healthy Aging Passport provide an opportunity for older adults to remain active and connected to our community, which can help to improve overall well-being. The City of Brantford has also been recognized by the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Seniors’ Affairs as an Age-Friendly Community that is committed to continuing to make the municipality accessible and inclusive for all.