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Month: March 2019

Seniors! Live Longer At Home

Toronto’s commitment to age-friendly principles

We all have the right to fully engage in the social, economic, and cultural life of our city. To ensure this happens, the City of Toronto promises to amend the Official Plan to recognize the City’s commitment to age-friendly principles.Age-Friendly City:For those of us who are older and have varying needs and capacities, an age…
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Toronto seniors and students’ Home-Share program

Believe it or not, there is such a thing as having too much space. Many of us only realise as we get older that having too much house is not only impractical but lonesome, too.The City of Toronto connects over-housed seniors with under-housed graduate students through a Home-share program, with the help of the Seniors…
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Toronto seniors’ access to healthy food

We all know healthy food is best, but not everyone can easily access it. So, in partnership with Toronto Community Housing and FoodShare, the City of Toronto has a plan in place to offer healthy food access initiatives that are accessible to seniors living in social housing. Community Gardens Toronto Community gardens include fruit and…
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Toronto’s senior-friendly outdoor fitness facilities

Exercising is extremely beneficial to your health but having access to appropriate equipment can sometimes be a challenge. For this reason, The City of Toronto is promising it will consider senior-friendly outdoor fitness equipment when designing and refurbishing outdoor parks. Appropriate seating is another very important aspect for seniors who tire more easily and need places to…
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Toronto’s strategy for senior caregivers needs

Sometimes we depend so heavily on our caregivers, we forget you have needs of their own. To combat the issue, Toronto plans to partner with the Province of Ontario to emphasise your fast-growing needs. Policies supporting reduced stays in hospitals and increased premature home care can have negative impacts on caregivers, as patients are moving…
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Long term home-care key for Ontario

Most of us would like to age in place in our home, but our ability to do so safely and independently depends on several factors. According to recent CARP polls, older voters want to hear more before the election on how parties would address key health issues: specifically, long-term care and home care. CARP Members…
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Meet BJ McHugh Oldest Female Marathon Record Holder

“I set goals and when I do, I’m determined to keep it. And that’s why I finish.” They say you’re never too old to learn something new, and Betty Jean (BJ) McHugh, is no exception. Known as the ‘Flying Granny’, BJ has been running marathons since 2009, with her first invitation from a coordinator in…
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Ontario increases education around powers of attorney

Shockingly, thirty-odd percent of seniors have not yet nominated a trusted Power of Attorney for themselves. Ontario has created a new campaign aimed at raising our awareness of how important it is to set up POA, and to help us in choosing someone appropriate. Choosing your power of attorney A POA is simply a legal…
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Ontario develops senior active living centres

As a senior living in Ontario, you are likely to seldom grow bored. Ontario is now supporting programs at more than 300 Seniors Active Living Centres across the province. The Ministry of Seniors Affairs has promised us they are committed to promoting age-friendly community-hub development, with programs acknowledging the contribution seniors make, helping keep you…
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Ontario’s efforts towards protecting vulnerable seniors

We all deserve to feel safe and secure from physical, psychological and financial abuse. Programs and supports across Ontario’s systems of health, social, community, financial and justice are responsible for protecting us from these threats. Efforts guarding vulnerable seniors Ontario’s Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee acts as a public guardian for more than…
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