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 Passport

The Healthy Aging Passport is a great opportunity to try a wide variety of free and new activities throughout the month of June designed for adults 50 years and over. Become an Age-Friendly Champion by telling your friends, family, and neighbours about the Healthy Aging Passport.  Review a full schedule of activities and programs.

Planning for the Future: Healthy Aging Workshop Series

Join our free virtual healthy aging workshop series and learn how to protect yourself and plan for the future with workshops about:

  • Power of Attorney
  • Wills
  • Tenants' Rights
  • Elder Abuse
  • Self Advocacy

Workshops run April 29 to June 23, 2021 and can be joined virtually using Zoom or by phone. Pre-registration is required by calling 519-759-3330 ext.6279. Review a full schedule of workshops.

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. 

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. 

Let's Stand Strong

Falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults and can threaten independence. This session will highlight ten tips for preventing falls, both in and out of the home.​

Let's Cook Healthy

Cooking at home is important to stay healthy as we age. When you are alone, it can sometimes be hard to stay motivated about cooking meals. Join the Grand River Community Health Centre’s dietitian, Alle Choi, for a discussion on healthy eating for older adults: what nutrients to focus on, and tips and ideas on how to cook tasty meals for one or two!​