Age Friendly Info Hub

Communication and Information

An age-friendly community recognizes that information needs to be easily accessible and shared using different methods to make sure that information on important community events and services is delivered in formats appropriate for older adults with varying abilities and resources.

When researching information not available in the other “Resource” pages, consider using the following:

City of Brantford:  -CLICK HERE

County of Brant:  -CLICK HERE

County of Brant-Love Local Brant Shopping Guide:  – CLICK HERE

Directories:

Community Information for Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk: – CLICK HERE

Healthline:  Facilities and services that provide support, healthcare, and recreational and social opportunities designed for seniors.  – CLICK HERE

211 Ontario:   A provincial information site with a list of local services related to the services that affect the daily lives of seniors. Call toll free, 1-877-330-3213 – CLICK HERE

Canada 411:  An information site to find an address or phone number for someone with a landline. – CLICK HERE

911:  Dial is for police, fire or medical emergencies when immediate action is required:  someone’s health, safety or property is in jeopardy or a crime is in progress.

Libraries:

The Brantford Public Library:  The Brantford Public Library has a full complement of books as well as e-books and other online resources. Sign up for the library’s digital membership card that was created for those who do not already have an account. Call 519-756-2220. – CLICK HERE

The County of Brant Public Library:  The County of Brant Public Library gives you access to online learning, research, e-books and so much more!  Call 519-442-2433. – CLICK HERE

News:

Brantford Expositor:  Read “The Expositor” online to get the latest local news and community events. – CLICK HERE

CKPC-FM- FM 92.1:  Listen online to your favourite radio station for local news and song playlist. – CLICK HERE

Brant One News:  This 24 hour news and information source is tailored to provide news that matters to local people in Brantford, Brant and surrounding areas. – CLICK HERE

Information Search Online:

The most commonly used sites are shown below.   Select the one of your choice and, in the question section, enter the word or words you are wanting information on.   Press the enter key and a listing of sites will appear for you to select from. Click the one of your choice.

         

Telephone Support Services:

Community Legal Education Ontario:  Free legal information, publications and online tools.  Call toll free, 1-855-598-2656.   Use link http://cleo.on.ca.

A Friendly Voice:  A Friendly voice is a great resource for seniors who may be feeling lonely or isolated.  Call toll free, 1-855-892-9992, to connect.  Please keep in mind that A Friendly Voice is a social program; it is not a counseling service, crisis line or referral service.

Buzz Me:  Seniors and Kids International Programs (SKIP) has launched “Buzz Me”, a call service for seniors which offers the opportunity for engagement during social isolation.  Seniors can book wellness calls or chat with volunteers in the community by going to SKIP’s website at www.goskip.org or by calling toll free, 1-866-999-2899, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Healthy Aging without Walls:  The City of Brantford brings you a free interactive telephone-based program connecting older adults with one another from the comfort of their homes.  For more information call the Beckett Adult Leisure Centre at 519-756-3261, ext. 5569, or email balc@brantford.ca or (the link is http://brantford.ca/en/living-here-/healthy-aging-without-walls.aspx)

 

Telehealth: Telehealth Ontario is a free, 24/7 confidential telephone service for health advice or information. Phone 1-866-797-0000. – CLICK HERE

Telemedicine:  This service offers 24/7 access to doctors in your area.  Phone 1-855-654-0888. – CLICK HERE