Healthy Living

Citizens are living longer, healthier lives. Healthy Living and age-friendly planning aims to ensure people of all ages and abilities have opportunities to thrive in the City of Brantford.

Healthy Aging: The City of Brantford's Age-Friendly Plan outlines a roadmap to build an age-friendly community. The strategy included an audit of the City's Age-friendly policies and programs and identified best practices with input from older adults, caregivers, community agencies and municipal staff. As a result of the Age-Friendly planning process and significant milestones our community has achieved, the City of Brantford as internationally recognized by the World Health Organization as an Age-Friendly community. Additionally, the Ministry of Seniors Affairs recognized the City with the Ontario Age-Friendly Community Recognition Award. 

Age-Friendly Community Consultation

Join us and share your ideas about age-friendly planning in the City of Brantford. Sessions will be held online through Zoom or by phone on the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 20 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Pre-registration is required by calling 519-759-4150 and a zoom link or phone number will be provided. Participants will automatically be entered into a draw to win a $25.00 Walmart gift card. These sessions are provided by the City of Brantford in partnership with Grand River Council on Aging. 

Residents are also invited to join the conversation at LetsTalkBrantford/Age-Friendly-Planning

Age-Friendly Communities

According to the World Health Organization, an age-friendly community optimizes opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. Join the Grand River Council on Aging and learn more about Healthy Aging, and ways to stay connected and involved in the Brantford Community. Citizens can view the age-friendly communities workshops in several languages below.

Age-friendly Communities Workshop (Spanish Interpretation)
Watch the video on YouTube.


Art Your Service

The City of Brantford is pleased to announce that they have collaborated with Art Your Service to offer free virtual online programming for older adults to stay connected , have fun and learn new things from the safety of home. Programming includes; music, art, cooking classes, exercises, learning sessions and more! Programs run twice a day, five days a week. A library of all programming will be available to watch at your convenience in case you are unable to attend live. Review a list of activities available each week.

Senior’s Toolkit

The Senior's Toolkit, A Practical Handbook for Seniors provides information about various agencies and service providers that help senior residents in the City of Brantford and County of Brant.