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. 

Let's Stay Informed

The City, in partnership with Victim Services Brant and Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, invite the community to attend the Let’s Stay Informed series. The series includes four presentations taking place between December 2022 and February 2023 to assist the community on staying informed about elder abuse and provide increased access to resources and support. This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Learn more

Let's Get Moving

The City of Brantford and its community partners offer free activities for older adults to try throughout October that encourages seniors to get moving.  Activities include chair yoga, tai chi, SAFE ZONE Fitness and more.

Online Money Safety for Seniors

Join us for a free program presented by Brant Skills Centre to learn more about online safety, virtual spending and scams on Tuesday, November 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Doug Snooks Community Centre, located at 333 Erie Ave, Brantford. Registration is required by calling 519-759-4150 ext. 5986 or emailing partnerships@brantford.ca

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.

Virtual Reality Social Series

The Virtual Reality Social Series (VRSS) Project is a partnership with the City of Brantford and Wilfrid Laurier University’s User Experience Design program. A growing body of research is demonstrating the positive effects of virtual reality supporting older adult’s wellbeing, including reducing social isolation. This project, funded by the Government of Canada, will pilot the use of virtual reality equipment to address social isolation among older adults in the City of Brantford. Registration is required by calling 519-759-3330 ext 6279.

Program is offered on the following dates and times: 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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.

 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.