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. 

The City of Brantford recognizes the benefits of collaboration and consultation with the Grand River Council on Aging (GRCOA) to capture the perspectives of older adults and guide ongoing age-friendly planning. View the City of Brantford and Grand River Council on Aging Partnership Summary.

The City offers a number of healthy living and age-friendly programming, including:

Let's Get Moving 

The City of Brantford, and its community partners, are pleased to launch the City’s sixth annual Let’s Get Moving campaign featuring featuring a variety of free activities to encourage older adults to keep active throughout the month of October. Space is limited and registration is required. Learn more at

Healthy Aging Passport

The Healthy Aging Passport is a great opportunity for adults 55 years and over to try a wide variety of free activities offered by local community partners. The 2023 Healthy Aging Passport is now complete, stay tuned for updates about the 2024 Healthy Aging Passport. 

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.