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Older Adult Advisory Committee

The goal of the Older Adult Advisory Committee is to provide advice with respect to Regional policy, planning and services impacting older adults.

Specific activities include:

  • Providing a forum for stakeholder and community input on Regional policy issues and services that affect Halton’s older adults;
  • Providing feedback, and responding to requests from Regional Council, Social and Community Services, and other Regional Departments, for advice on Regional policy issues and services that affect Halton’s older adults;
  • Providing advice on the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to older adults with respect to Regional policies and services;
  • Advising and supporting staff in selected public awareness and project specific activities, to inform Regional Council, staff and the public-at-large on issues affecting older adults;
  • Receiving information updates and presentations regarding older adult initiatives, issues and best practices that assist the Committee in carrying out its mandate;
  • Providing input to community agencies, Local Municipalities and other relevant bodies requesting information on older adult issues, as identified by staff.

Composition

The Committee includes:

  • 2 Members of Regional Council
  • 4 to 6 older adults living in Halton (citizens-at-large), preferably representing each of the Local Municipalities
  • 1 older adults’ housing member, either private or non-profit
  • 4 members from Regional/local not-for-profit and voluntary sector organizations serving older adults;
  • 2 members from a private sector organization and/or a professional association serving older adults;
  • 1 member from a not-for-profit long-term care facility
  • 4 members selected by each of the Local Municipal older adults’/seniors’ advisory committees and/or older adults’/seniors’ centres, preferably being one member from each of the Local Municipalities
  • 1 member from the Halton Regional Police Service
  • 1 member from each of the following agencies in a non-voting, advisory capacity:
    • Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP), Halton Chapter
    • Community Care Access Centres
    • Halton Healthcare/Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
    • Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs)
    • Ontario Retirement Communities Association
    • Services for Seniors Division, Halton Region

Frequency of Meetings

  • Second Tuesday of each month, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Council Membership

Contact

Robin Garell, Community Partnerships Analyst
E-mail: Robin.Garell@halton.ca
Tel: 905-825-6000 Ext. 7581
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) Ext. 7581