The City of Brantford released their 2023 Healthy Aging Passport on Thursday, May 25, 2023.
As part of the Brantford Healthy Aging Community Summer Project, funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, this program provides older adults with a wide variety of free activities, workshops and events to enjoy from June 1 to September 15, 2023.
As part of Brantford’s Healthy Aging Plan, the City has partnered with a number of community organizations including; Brant Skills Centre, Brantford Public Library, the Grand River Council on Aging, Community Legal Clinic, Modo Yoga Brant, Victorian Order of Nurses, Onkwehonwe Games, and many more to offer fitness classes, workshops, yoga, cooking demonstrations, and more.
“We’re very grateful to our community partners who help the City provide a wide range of activities and events as part of the Healthy Aging Passport program,” said Courtney Lebel, Community Development Coordinator, City of Brantford. “We’re thrilled to be able to provide older adults with even more opportunities to participate in educational, social and recreational activities.”
The Healthy Aging Passport aims to increase social participation and digital literacy, promote health and wellness, provide community connections, and highlight new and existing programs and activities for older adults within Brantford. A full list of upcoming programs can be found at Brantford.ca/HealthyAgingPassport. Physical copies of the Healthy Aging Passport will be released on a monthly basis and the June edition can be picked up at front desk of the following locations:
- City Hall, Customer Service Desk, 58 Dalhousie Street
- Branlyn Community Centre, 238 Brantwood Park Road
- Beckett Adult Leisure Centre, 219 Colborne Street
- Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre, 333 Erie Avenue
- T.B. Costain – SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell Street
- Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, 254 North Park Street
- Woodman Park Community Centre, 491 Grey Street
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’s 2023 Healthy Aging Passport is a great example of the meaningful difference that projects funded through the New Horizons for Seniors Program can make in the lives of older adults,” said the Honourable Kamal Khera, P.C., M.P., Minister of Seniors. “Through such initiatives, seniors can stay socially connected and active in their communities. I look forward to see the positive outcomes that this project will have for seniors in Brantford.”
For more information on the Healthy Aging Passport, visit Brantford.ca/HealthyAgingPassport or call 519-759-4150 ext. 5986.