Aging in Place

Aging in Place, or, sometimes called Aging at Home, refers to one’s ability to live safely and independently in their own home and community, regardless of age, rather than living in residential care. In order to do so, an individual must be able to perform the basic tasks of daily life, including cooking, eating, toileting and bathing, manage medications, as well as maintain a safe and healthy environment. These capabilities may change, decrease, or become more challenging with age, but there are in-home changes that can be made, as well as community resources that can be used to help seniors live independently at home for longer. Are you concerned that an aging loved one can no longer care for themselves? Would you like to know what resources are available in your neighbourhood to help them stay at home independently? Are you looking for resources for yourself to help keep you living in your own home? We know how important it is for you, or your loved ones, to live independently for as long as possible, and we have the help and resources you need to do so.

You are not alone. Connect with others who may be going through the same thing, find professional help and resources near you. The Kinjunxion community is here to help.

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Ages 21-35

The New Age Movement

Playgroup, Ages Birth to 5

Middle Aged: 40+

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Women Age: 50 - 65

Hamilton Council on Aging - Age Friendly Hamilton Events Calendar

Provides information on upcoming activities and events taking place in Hamilton for older adults.

Community Development Halton - Burlington Age-Friendly Council - Burlington - South Service Rd

Promotes a vision of Burlington as the best place to live, work and play as we age
* independent body of citizen volunteers and organization representatives which works in collaboration with other organizations
* educates and advocates for policies, services, settings and structures that support and enable people to age gracefully, actively, and with dignity
* hosts education events on a wide range of topics related to seniors and age-friendly communities

Focuses on 8 priority areas:
* communication and information
* transportation and mobility
* housing options
* outdoor spaces and buildings
* social participation
* respect and social inclusion
* civic participation and employment
* community support and health services

Supports the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of an Age-Friendly City, and is committed to an age-friendly Burlington that:
* promotes the sharing of resources, talents and gifts of all citizens
* promotes physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of all citizens
* ensures older adults are able to thrive throughout their life course and continue to be contributing members of the community
* works collaboratively to take action to enhance the well-being and participation of seniors and their families in Burlington

First Place Hamilton - Seniors Community Centre

Provides cultural, recreational, health, and support programs and services for seniors residing at First Place, as well as for seniors in the community.

Hamilton Council on Aging

Non-profit charitable organization working to improve life for older adults in Hamilton.
Areas of focus include: working to implement Hamilton’s Plan for an Age Friendly City; Reducing Social Isolation; improving access to programs, services, and financial entitlements for older adults; and working to eliminate the abuse of older persons.

First Place Hamilton - Seniors Community Centre

Provides cultural, recreational, health, and support programs and services for seniors residing at First Place, as well as for seniors in the community.

First Place Hamilton - Seniors Community Centre

Provides cultural, recreational, health, and support programs and services for seniors residing at First Place, as well as for seniors in the community.

St. Peter's Hospital - Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences (GERAS)

Ensures that issues affecting older adults are at the forefront of teaching, research, and service in Hamilton. Improves the quality of life for older adults through an environment that supports collaboration between individuals and organizations involved in research in aging.

McMaster University - HSIIP Research Project - Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging

Partner of the Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan, researching seniors isolation in Hamilton.

Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan

Collaboration of seven organizations in Greater Hamilton, who will work together to reduce social isolation among seniors in our communities. The focus is on seniors in neighbourhoods deemed most at risk for isolation. The project will include an interactive referral system that will support Community, Peer, and Hospital Connector projects.

Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton / Niagara - Aging at Home Program

A Francophone Community Health Centre providing health and social services to French-speaking clients by professionals in the community or individual homes.
Aging at Home Program:
* Case management
* nursing services
* occupational therapy
* blood-pressure clinics
* foot care
* mental health services
* educational workshops on various topics
* physical and mental exercise program

Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton / Niagara - Aging at Home Program

A Francophone Community Health Centre providing health and social services to French-speaking clients by professionals in the community or individual homes.
Aging at Home Program:
* Case management
* nursing services
* occupational therapy
* blood-pressure clinics
* foot care
* mental health services
* educational workshops on various topics
* physical and mental exercise program

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Intensive Case Management for Seniors

Assists and supports seniors to live independently in the community and provides education, awareness and intervention regarding elder abuse, neglect, and self-neglect. Provides intensive case coordination with an in-depth, personalized, flexible, and creative approach. Gatekeepers Hamilton/Halton specializes in identifying and offering intervention for seniors living in severe self-neglect (Diogenes Syndrome).