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Seniors, register now for free Community Workshop series on Digital Inclusion. Seniors learn more about technology and enhance their digital skills. Register for the Zoom Workshop on October 5, 9am to 11am. Visit Brantford.ca/digitalinclusion for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to all those who participated in our “GRCOA Question of the Week”.
As you recall, last week’s question was:
"When the COVID vaccine gets developed and made available, will you volunteer to receive it?"
We had 13 replies, 8 replied yes, 2 replied no and 3 replied maybe.

Question of the week for September 30

“ Are you more likely to shop at a business that provides senior discounts?

A. Yes, It does influence my decision
B. No, It doesn’t influence my decision

The results will be shared next week along with a new question.
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Volunteer Recognition

The Volunteer Recognition Program consists of articles highlighting a different volunteer each month who has been integral to the success and growth of the Grand River Council On Aging.

Betty Anne Whitney is the volunteer to be recognized for the month of September.

What We Are All About

Chamber of Commerce Community Builder Nominee

The Grand River Council on Aging was proud to be nominated for the 2020 Chamber of Commerce Community Builder Award.  Congratulations to Crossing All Bridges for being the recipient of the award.

To see the video created by Atomic Spark to highlight the contributions the GRCOA makes in the community, CLICK HERE

What’s New!

Celebrate National Seniors Day Oct 1st

Sign up for the first workshop in the “Let’s Get Moving” series called Let’s Live Healthy on October 1st from 10 am to 11:30 am via Zoom. Our genes determine only 25% of our longevity. In this online session you will learn 5 ways to stay healthy and live a longer life and local programs that are available to help you.

 CLICK HERE for more details


Age Friendly Info Hub

Introducing the Age Friendly Info Hub.  Information for seniors, families and caregivers. Everything you need to know all in on place.

Civic Participation and Employment – CLICK HERE

Communication and Information – CLICK HERE

Community Support and Health Services – CLICK HERE

Housing – CLICK HERE

Outdoor Spaces and Building – CLICK HERE

Respect and Social Inclusion – CLICK HERE

Social Participation – CLICK HERE

Transportation – CLICK HERE

Check out the Rogers TV Brantlife interview with Lucy Marco, Grand River Council on Aging President, discussing the creation and impact of the Age Friendly Info Hub.

  Learn more about what the City is doing to recognize and support Seniors:

Let’s Get Moving at Home Series click here

 Digital Inclusion Free Computer classes click here

For Neighbours Helping Neighbours click here

For Wellness Chats click here

For Healthy Aging Without Walls click here

Call 211 and ask for BuzzMe to engage in friendly conversation and learn about local resources

Other events

Check out What’s Happening for a calendar of other activities in the community