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.

Let's Get Moving at home!

Let’s Get Moving at Home! 

Free virtual workshops to keep moving this October! 

Let’s Live Healthy

Thursday, October 1
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Our genes determine only 25% of our longevity. In this online session, you will learn the five ways to stay healthy and live a longer life. Local programs available to help you will be highlighted.

Register by September 29

Let’s Try Meditation

Thursday, October 8
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

Join mindfulness coach, Markus Schneider, for an entry-level session on the practice of Mindfulness Meditation. Markus will discuss the benefits of this practice and the implementation of mindfulness meditation in a practical, accessible workshop designed to support you on your path towards mental wellness.

Register by October 6

Let’s Be Social

Thursday, October 15
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

People of all ages are using mobile devices and Social Media applications to connect with family and friends. This interactive presentation will dispel any uncertainty you may have around social media and technology, as you learn about popular social media apps and building trust with youth.

Register by October 13

Let’s Cook Healthy

Thursday, October 22
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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!

Register by October 20

Let’s Stand Strong

Thursday, October 29
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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.

Register by October 27

Registration is required for all programs

Please email Chris Henderson at chenderson@brantford.ca or call 519-759-3330 ext. 6279 and leave a message. All workshops will be presented online and registrants will receive a link through email to access the workshop the day before the scheduled workshop.

 

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.

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. 

Brant Elder Abuse Service Provider Protocol

The Brant Elder Abuse Service Provider Protocol provides important information on how to assist when elder abuse is suspected in the City of Brantford and County of Brant. 

For more information on Elder Abuse and program materials, please contact vsb@victimservicesbrant.on.ca or call 519-752-3140.