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. 

Community Education Series

The City of Brantford in partnership with the Brant Elder Abuse awareness Committee, the Community Legal Clinic of Brant Haldimand Norfolk, and Victim Services of Brant is pleased to offer a free Community Education Series. Residents are invited to learn more about Power of Attorney (POA), Wills, Tenants' Rights, Self-Advocacy and more.

Workshops run November 29 to December 6, 2021. All workshops can be joined virtually using Zoom or by phone. Pre-registration is required. A Zoom link or a phone number will be supplied upon registration. For more information or to pre-register email Chris or call 519-759-4150 ext.6279. 

Tenants’ Rights

As a tenant, you have both rights and responsibilities, as does your landlord. In this workshop offered by the Community Legal Clinic we will review some common myths about being a tenant.  

  • Monday, November 29 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 1 at 5:00 p.m. (workshop for youth ages 15 to 29)
Self-advocacy

There are many times in our lives where we find ourselves needing to use our voice to advocate for ourselves or others, whether with a utility company or a government program. In this workshop the Community Legal Clinic will review some key ways to strengthen our voice.

  • Wednesday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Monday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. (workshop for youth ages 15 to 29)
Wills and Power of Attorney’s

It is important to ensure that your financial and heath rights are protected, and Wills and POA’s are one way we can make our wishes and needs known with people in our lives. Join this workshop to learn more about how you can protect yourself with these documents. This program is offered by the Community Legal Clinic. 

  • Friday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Monday, December 6 at 1:30 p.m. 
It's Not Right Training: Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Join Penny McVicar from Victim Services as she talks about Elder abuse, local resources and steps to take when responding to Elder Abuse.  

  • Monday, December 6 at 10:00 a.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.