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Older Adult Advisory Committee

 

Older Adult Advisory Committee provides advice on Regional policy, planning and services impacting older adults. Learn about the Committee's work and information resources it develops.

Halton Region’s Older Adult Advisory Committee (OAAC) is an advisory body that provides information on older adult issues to Halton Regional Council, which helps the Council to make informed decisions on behalf of older adults living in Halton Region.

Resources for older adults, caregivers and service providers

Halton Older Adults' Directory

Our publication, Halton Older Adults' Directory (PDF file), contains listings and contact numbers of organizations that serve older adults in the areas of health, housing, transportation, pensions, legal matters, emergency services, government and much more.

To search online for related information, visit the Halton Community Services Database (external link).

Call 311 for more information or to order a copy.

Housing Options for Older Adults

Our publication, Housing Options for Older Adults in Halton (PDF file), provides information about housing options for older adults in Halton Region, such as non-profit and market rent accommodations and housing with care services. It includes descriptions, links to resources and contact information.

Call 311 for more information or to order a copy.

Fast Facts

Our publication, Transportation Choices for Older Adults - Fast Facts, lists a variety of transportation services available in Halton to help older adults get around.

Download Transportation Choices for Older Adults Fast Facts (PDF file)

OAAC has created information and Fast Facts sheets on several other topics:

  • Safe Driving for Older Adults
  • Government Income Sources for Older Adults
  • Wills/Power of Attorney
  • Assistive Devices
  • Mobility Scooter Safety Tips
  • Information for Caregivers
  • Healthy Aging
  • Coverage of Drug Costs
  • Older Adult Continence
  • Downsizing Belongings
  • Employment for Older Workers
  • Funerals
  • Internet Safety

Call 311 for more information or to order a copy.

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Age-Friendly Communities Project

Age-friendly communities (external link) enable older persons to live safely, maintain their health and participate fully in their community.

In 2010, OAAC held focus groups with older adults in Halton to gather input on topics related to age-friendly communities such as:

  • Driving and public transportation
  • Housing
  • Outdoor spaces
  • Community involvement
  • Employment and volunteering
  • Services for seniors
  • Recreation and social activities
  • Where and how seniors get information

On June 2, 2011, OAAC hosted the Age-Friendly Communities Forum: A Seniors' Perspective to share information collected from seniors’ focus groups and gain feedback from Halton Region seniors and community stakeholders.

View Presentation - Age-Friendly Communities Forum: A Seniors Perspective (PDF file)

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