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 Get Moving

The City of Brantford is pleased to offer free workshops to keep older adults moving this October. Registration is required by calling 519-759-3330 ext. 6279 and leaving your name, number, and the workshop you are interested in attending or emailing chenderson@brantford.ca.

Please note that proof of identification, vaccination or exemption is required to attend the workshops.

Let’s Try Chair Yoga
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Woodman Park Community Centre (491 Grey St.)
Join us for a Chair Yoga session led by Modo Yoga Brantford. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support.

Let’s Sit to be Fit
Friday, October 22, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Woodman Park Community Centre (491 Grey St.)
Sit to Be Fit is a low impact workout for seniors. The program is designed to promote health and fitness for seniors and those wishing to increase strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance.

Let’s Try SAFE ZONE
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre (333 Erie Ave.)
SAFE ZONE is a falls prevention exercise program designed by health professional to assist seniors in the community to remain independent.

Let’s Try Chair Yoga
Friday, October 29, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Woodman Park Community Centre (491 Grey St.)
Join us for a Chair Yoga session led by Modo Yoga Brantford. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support.

Discover additional programs available such as Healthy Aging Without Walls (telephone based), Art Your Service (virtual - details below) and the Beckett Adult Leisure Centre.

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.

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.