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The Brantford Grand Parade is at 88% of our goal!Can you help us to reach $30,000 by donating at:secure.e2rm.com/registrant/donate.aspx?eventid=376883&teamID=981993Be a part of this Celebration of a Lifetime!!#TGP22 ... See MoreSee Less
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The GRCOA is excited to partner with the City of Brantford to facilitate these in-person workshops!City Invites Older Adults to Get Moving this OctoberSubmitted Media ReleaseThe City of Brantford, and its community partners, are pleased to launch the City’s fifth annual “Let’s Get Moving” campaign featuring four free activities to encourage older adults to keep active throughout October.The first activity, Let's Try Tai Chi will take place on Tuesday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at T.B. Costain - SC Johnson Community Centre, located at 16 Morrell St. Canadian Tai Chi Academy will take participants through the first 17 out of 108 moves, while focusing on benefits of Tai Chi on the body and mind. Register by Thursday, October 6.Let's Try SAFE ZONE will take place on Tuesday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at T.B. Costain - SC Johnson Community Centre, located at 16 Morrell St. SAFE ZONE fitness is a falls prevention exercise program designed by health professional to assist seniors in the community to remain independent. Register by Thursday, October 13.Let's Try Chair Yoga will take place on Tuesday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre located at 333 Erie Ave. Modo Yoga Brant will present a gentle and accessible yoga sequence that will stretch and awaken tired joints and muscles all with the support of a chair. Register by Thursday, October 20.The last activity, Let's Get Exercising at Home, will take place again on Monday, October 31st from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Woodman Park Community Centre located at 491 Grey St. Grand River Community Health Centre will teach participants how to complete a simple, full body exercise program that can be done right in your own home! Register by Wednesday, October 26.“We are pleased to once again be working with the City and other community partners to support the health and well-being of older adults,” says Lucy Marco, Executive Director of the Grand River Council on Aging. “We encourage all older adults to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to get moving.”Space is limited, and registration for each activity is required by emailing partnerships@brantford.ca or by calling 519-759-4150 at extension 5986 and leaving a message with your name, contact information and which activities you would like to attend. Learn more at Brantford.ca/LetsGetMoving.Prioritizing seniors' health and wellness, and promoting opportunities for community partners to deliver neighbourhood based programming is a key component of the City's Healthy Aging Plan. These activities provide an opportunity for older adults to remain active and connected to our community, which can help to improve overall wellbeing.Visit brantford.ca/HealthyLiving and waynegretzkysportcentre.ca to discover additional programming for older adults, including the Beckett Recreation Centre and Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, virtual and in person programs, and more. ... See MoreSee Less
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BOARD VACANCY

Would you like to see an inclusive “age-friendly community for all residents – from 5 to 105?

Do you have business or board director experience?

Check out the “Volunteer” tab above to see how you can share your experience.

If interested, please attach your resume to an e-mail stating your interest in joining the GRCOA Board and send to info@grcoa.ca.

Lucy Marco, GRCOA Executive Director, happily accepts a cheque for $1,080 from local Chocolatier, Annette Savoie-Polyak owner of Le Chocolat du Savoie. The cheque represents the proceeds from the Inaugural “Life is Better with Chocolate” tasting event!
If you missed the event, no worries!! We plan to do it again next year!! Yum!

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What’s New!

The Community at Home workshop series is designed by volunteers to encourage socialization, participation, and community connections, while creating awareness about topics and issues of interest.

How to Plan a Funeral

The Grand River Council on Aging invites you to join Nathan Silveira, from Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home, as he guides you through the process of making funeral arrangements and provides resources to assist you in what can be an overwhelming time.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022  

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

CLICK HERE  for a list of links to workshop recordings.

Words cannot adequately express our appreciation to all who supported the Grand River Council on Aging by volunteering, walking, and donating to the Brantford Grand Parade.   Your willingness to give of yourself and your time made our first attempt at an “in person” Grand Parade a wonderful experience for one and all.

Currently we have raised 88% of our $30,000 goal placing The Brantford Grand Parade in 9th place of the 22 Parade locations that walked across Canada. Five of the teams participated in virtual walks from Edmonton to Nova Scotia, on trails and sidewalks.  Two of local retirement homes participated in the Parade at Home Challenge and completed walks with their staff and residents at their locations.  Thanks to John Noble Home and Amber Lea Place for you participation, bringing the celebration to life for your residents!

We still have work to do to reach our goal and the Grand Parade team will continue to secure donations from those who did not have an opportunity to give before Oct 31, 2022.

Help us spread the word and encourage donations for the Grand Parade, a Celebration of a Lifetime!

DONATE HERE!!