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

Let's Stay Healthy

In support of National Nutrition Month, the City of Brantford and its community partners are pleased to offer four free programs that encourage older adults to learn more about nutrition and wellness every Tuesday in March. Participants will be entered to win a $50.00 raffle prize available to be won at each program. Limited space is available for each program and registration is required by calling 519-759-4150 ext.  5986 or emailing This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Nutritional Challenges and Tips: March 7th from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

Join Brant County Health Unit for a presentation on a variety of topics such as nutrition and bone health, eating for brain health, solutions for low appetite and eating for one, as well a game of Healthy Bingo.

This program takes places at Woodman Park Community Centre, located at 491 Grey St.

Chair Yoga: March 14th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Modo Yoga Brant will take participants through a gentle and accessible yoga sequence that will stretch and awaken tired joints and muscles all with the support of a chair. Participants will also learn the importance of maintaining your water intake for your overall health and wellbeing. 

This program takes place at the Brantford Public Library Auditorium, located at 173 Colborne St.

Healthy Eating on a Budget: March 21st from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Registration FULL

A Community Food Educator from Grand River Community Health Centre will take participants through a presentation on Healthy eating on a budget with specific focus on Canada’s Food Guide and provide take-home recipes that are healthy and budget-friendly.

This program takes place at Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre, located at 333 Erie Ave.

Please note that registration for this program is full.

Chair Yoga: March 28th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Modo Yoga Brant will take participants through a gentle and accessible yoga sequence that will stretch and awaken tired joints and muscles all with the support of a chair. Participants will also learn more about the connection between healthy eating habits and staying active through Yoga. 

This program takes place at T.B. Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre, located at 16 Morrell St.

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.

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.

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.