Seniors Guide to Services 

Access Ability - Seniors Guide to Services

Seniors are the fastest growing segment of our population as the post-war baby boom population reaches retirement. Knowing how to access services for seniors can be challenging. Access Ability answers some of the most common questions about programs and services available in the Brantford-Brant area for older adults. The Guide contains useful information about safety, health promotion, disease prevention, emergency preparedness, and healthy living. The section “Senior Safety – Knowledge is your best Defense!” has been prepared in an effort to help you protect yourself from fraud.

While this guide is not a comprehensive resource for people with disabilities, we recognize that seniors make up a significant proportion of the community in this category and, therefore have included resource listings of interest for seniors and caregivers.

For information on federal disability programs go to your nearest Service Canada office, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, and ask for the book title Supporting Persons with Disabilities, Frequently Asked Questions, published by Social Development Canada.

Access Ability is a guide to services in the community and is not intended to be an endorsement of the programs and services contained herein. Every effort has been made to be accurate and complete, and any omissions of programs or services are not intentional.

The opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the official view of the City of Brantford or any other Organization listed in this guide. The inclusion of any activity or course of action does not constitute endorsement or imply that any service is superior to any other. 

The latest guide is available on the Seniors' Resource Centre's website. Click to view the guide and Seniors' Resource Centre's website.

The Senior’s Toolkit -  A Practical Handbook for  Seniors

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The Senior’s Toolkit PDF contains local information and links to resources about:

  • Active Living for Seniors
  • Aboriginal Senior Resources
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Disability Services
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emergency Services
  • Emergency Shelters
  • End of Life Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Housing
  • Immigrant and Multicultural Services
  • Independent Living
  • LGBTQ Resources
  • Legal Resources
  • Local Government Representatives
  • Long-term Care and Retirement Homes
  • Safety / Security
  • Transportation 

While very effort was made to ensure the information in the handbook is accurate and up-to-date, changes to programming and services  occur. Readers may wish to confirm any details with the agencies/service providers directly. Inclusion in this book does not constitute endorsement by The Brant Elder Abuse Committee, the Brant United Way or the City of Brantford. Conversely, any omissions of programs and services are not intentional.