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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 Information for Older Adults

Our publication, Housing Information 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:

  • Assistive Devices
  • Coverage of Drug Costs
  • Downsizing
  • For Ontario drivers age 70+
  • Funerals
  • Government Income Sources for Older Adults
  • Information for Caregivers
  • Internet Safety
  • Mobility Scooter Safety Tips
  • Older Adult Continence
  • Safe Driving for Older Adults
  • Storing food safely
  • Tips for using social media
  • Wills/Power of Attorney

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:

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