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Community Development Halton is pleased to announce that it has received an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant of $347,000 over 36 months. The grant will assist in the expansion of the of the Burlington Age-Friendly Seniors Council’s ongoing work, new initiatives, and to develop a Halton Age-Friendly Network. Based on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) framework on Age-Friendly cities and communities, a commitment must be made to encourage active ageing by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance the quality of life as people age. The eight features of Age-Friendly cities and communities are:

  • Outdoor spaces and buildings
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Social participation
  • Respect and social inclusion
  • Civic participation and employment
  • Communication and information
  • Community support and health services

Building inclusive and engaged communities together, this initiative is helping people to have a say in shaping services and programs that matter to them and has an impact on the lives of seniors and their families in Halton.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Joey Edwardh, Executive Director (905) 632-1975

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