Age Friendly Info Hub

Respect & Social Inclusion

An age-friendly community treats older adults with respect and is a place where older adults can feel safe with a sense of belonging; where they can plan for their future and the future of their children. It fosters positive images of ageing; encourages sensitivity training to the ageing process to all service providers that deal in any capacity with seniors; provides opportunities for different generations to integrate socially and challenge ageist stereotypes; and generally, makes seniors feel valued, safe and less isolated.

Elder Abuse:

Elder Abuse Awareness-It’s Not Right:  Download a booklet that details Elder Abuse, how to recognize it and where you can turn to for support. – CLICK HERE or  CLICK HERE

Brant Elder Abuse Service Provider Protocol: – CLICK HERE

Brant Elder Abuse Awareness Committee:CLICK HERE

Brantford Elder Abuse Video:   The Brant Elder Abuse Committee provides a video and links to where to get support and learn more about Elder Abuse. -CLICK HERE 

City of Brantford Strategy on Elder Abuse:CLICK HERE

Elder Abuse- Steps to Justice:  Community Legal Education Ontario provides information on recognizing and responding to elder abuse.CLICK HERE

Financial Security:

Canadian Retirement Income Calculator: The Canadian retirement Income Calculator provides information to estimate your retirement income from several sources.  -CLICK HERE

Debt and Consumer Law Issues: Community Legal Education Ontario provides information on debt and consumer law issues.  –CLICK HERE

Fraud and Scams:  The Government of Canada provides information on what every older Canadian should know. – CLICK HERE

Identity Thief:  Community Legal Education Ontario provides information on how to avoid Identity Thief. –CLICK HERE

Internet & Telephone Scams: Community Legal Education Ontario provides information to find out what some of the common scams are, how you can protect yourself and what to do if you are a victim of a scam. – CLICK HERE

Little Black Book of Scams:  The Canadian Government has republished this resource on scam protection.  -CLICK HERE

Property Division-Separation and Divorce or Death of a Spouse:CLICK HERE

Public Pensions:  The Government of Canada provides access to information on Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security pension and related benefits, the Canadian retirement income calculator and retirement planning. – CLICK HERE

Seniors Co-Payment Payment Application:  The Ontario Ministry of Health notes that as of August 1, 2021, the SCP income thresholds will be increased to $22,200 for single seniors and $37,100 for couples. You can apply now to be enrolled starting August 1, 2021 under the new eligibility thresholds. – CLICK HERE

Intergenerational Programs:

SKIP (Seniors and Kids Intergenerational Programs) brings together students of all ages with nursing (Long Term Care)/retirement home seniors. – CLICK HERE

Personal Rights:

Every Residents Rights:  Community Legal Education Ontario (Cleo) provides a publication identifying every residents rights. – CLICK HERE

Home Care Bill of Rights:   Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) identifies that if you receive home care services, the Bill of Rights describes how you must be treated. – CLICK HERE

Home Care Complaints & Appeals Steps: Community Legal Education Ontario (Cleo) identifies what to do if home care services are inappropriate or poor quality. – CLICK HERE

Planning for the Future:

Advanced Care Planning:  Advanced care planning is a process of thinking about and sharing wishes for future health care. Speak Up Canada can help develop a plan to let others know what would be important if you were ill and unable to communicate. – CLICK HERE

Estate Planning:  The provincial website outlines information about estate planning, consumer issues as well as preparing for emergencies. – CLICK HERE

Funeral Planning:  The Federal Government website identifies what to consider when planning and paying for a funeral in advance. Also learn more about naming or being an estate representative. – CLICK HERE

Legal Support-The Guided Pathways:  Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) website gives reliable, practical information on common legal problems to people in Ontario. – CLICK HERE

Power of Attorney:  Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) enables downloading of booklets on Power of Attorney for both Personal Care and Property. – CLICK HERE

Steps to Justice:  CLEO provides “Steps to Justice”, Step-by-step information about legal problems. Reliable, practical, and easy to understand. -CLICK HERE

Wills- Guided Pathway to Help You Make A Simple Will: CLEO provides a free simple online tool to create a simple will and appoint an executor for your estate. The Pathway asks you a series of questions about your situation, gives you information to help answer them, and creates a simple will based on your answers.  Any personal information that you enter into the Pathway is confidential. – CLICK HERE

Wills-Making them and Updating them:  The Canadian Government identifies a will as a legal document that says how you want your estate to be divided once you die. – CLICK HERE

Safety and Security:

Internet Safety Guide for Seniors: VPM Smash magazine published an Internet Safety Guide For Seniors which has helpful information and tips for seniors on how to safely and securely use the internet. -CLICK HERE

Internet Safety:  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police provide an in depth review of internet safety. -CLICK HERE

Safe Living Guide:  The Government of Canada provides an in-depth guide to home safety for seniors. – CLICK HERE

A Seniors Guidebook-Safety and Security:  The RCMP Identifies some common concerns when it comes to seniors’ safety and security and shows how to reduce or remove risks. – CLICK HERE

Seniors Safety Line: 211 and the Seniors Safety Line have joined services to provide contact and referral information for local agencies across the province that can assist in cases of elder abuse. Call 1-866 299-1011

Social Isolation and Social Innovation Toolkit:

Gain a better understanding of the issue and find solutions to Senior Social Isolation. – CLICK HERE