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Adult 55+ Living in Caledon

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Welcome!

 

There are many Town and community programs, services and resources for adults aged 55 and over. Staff are regularly connecting with community partners and service providers to ensure relevant and timely udpates are shared with residents.

 

For general inquiries, please contact:

905.584.2272 x.4106

Adult55@caledon.ca

 

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News & Updates


The Ontario Caregiver Organization - Caregiver Support Forum

Are you a caregiver to a loved one?
Are you new to caregiving?
Do you need support, resources, or help navigating the healthcare system?

The Ontario Caregiver Organization is an online platform that helps make existing services more broadly available, so all caregivers can access support.

Please Visit: The Ontario Caregiver Organization

If you have questions, comments or need support the New Caregiver Helpline is available 24/7 to all caregivers - regardless of age, diagnosis or where you live. It provides 24/7 support because caregiving is not a 9-5 job.

Please Call: 1-833-416-2273 ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Caledon Community Services, Transportation

Caledon Community Services (CCS) is pleased to meet the transportation needs of Caledon's seniors, and residents with short or long term disabilities by providing friendly, reliable, door-to-door service 7 days a week

Need a ride to a program? medical appointment? support group? post-secondary education? or more CCS Now offers rides for Caledon residents aged 8 years old or over!

If you or a family member require transportation or would like more information please call 905-584-2300 and speak with Holly (ext 218), Gwen (ext 264), or Fay (ext 204).  

For more information please visit: Caledon Community Services (CCS)_________________________________________________________________________________________

Seniors Day | Connecting seniors to people, programs and possibilities.

Seniors Day 2019

June 5, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Caledon East Community Complex

Thank you to everyone who came out to join us for a wonderful day.

Please Save the date for Seniors Day on June 3, 2020!

 


Adults' 55+ Annual Report - 2018

Every year we review the Adults' 55+ Strategic Plan and provide updates on progress and achievements that happened during the respective year. Please find the Annual Report for the 2018 year below.

Adults' 55+ Annual Report

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Welcome 2019!

A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most commonly found in the Western Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a goal or otherwise improve their lives.

For those who do not wish to make resolutions, here are 21 Rules for Good Aging that can help make this year the best one ever!


Grocery Shopping with CCSGet your Groceries with Caledon Community Services Transportation!

Bolton: Wednesday afternoons & Friday mornings

Orangeville: Tuesday mornings & Thursday afternoons.

Book your ride today: bookings@ccs4u.org or 905-584-2300 ext. 217, 218, 221

Read More: Caledon Community Services Transportation


Region of Peel - Seniors' Dental Program Seniors’ Dental Program

NEW! **Changes to the Region of Peel's Dental Program - Transitioning to the New Ontario Seniors' Dental Care Program Launching Fall 2019. **

The current Region of Peel Dental Program is no longer accepting applications into previous program. If you would like information on the New Ontario Seniors' Dental Care Program please go online to Seniors' Dental Program or Call 905-799-7700 

Additional discounted dental program available at the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene.

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CTV News - Older Adults Report a Higher Satisfaction with Life

Statistics Canada reports that Canadians living over the age of 65 have a higher level of life satisfaction according to a new study released.

See the full story here: CTV News

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NEW!! Headwaters - Community Paramedic Program

A new Community Paramedic Program launched by Dufferin County Paramedic Service, in partnership with the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and Headwaters, is making it easier for seniors, the disabled and people with chronic illnesses to get the care they need. The program provides patients with an alternative to their family doctor, walk-in clinics and the Emergency Department by offering preventative at-home health care visits.

Please go to Headwaters - Community Paramedic Program for more information


Health TAPESTRY

There is an exciting new program for seniors in the Dufferin Region!

Health TAPESTRY works to help people stay healthier for longer in the places where they live. We do this by bringing together health care teams, volunteers, the community and technology. Health TAPESTRY was developed and is led by the McMaster University Department of Family Medicine, partnering with the Canadian Red Cross and the Dufferin Area Family Health Team.

As a trained volunteer, you’ll connect with clients in their home to gather health and social information using an iPad and web applications and to discuss life and health goals. You will then relay this information and foster connections between the client and the community resources that will help them stay healthier longer. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity in which you will help improve the lives of older adults and be part of creating a healthier and more sustainable community.

For more information, please email HTAPDufferin@redcross.ca


Adults 55+ Strategic Plan

Adult55+ Strategic Plan

Like many communities in Ontario and across the world, demographic shifts are expected and the Town of Caledon is prepared to cater to the changes that come with an aging population. 

The Adults 55+ Strategic Plan is a Council approved strategy that will help implement the tools and resources needed for Adults over the age of 55 to age in place.

For the full strategy: Adults 55+ Strategic Plan


Senior Task Force

Seniors' Task Force

A Task Force is a group of individuals, appointed by Council, assigned to a particular Project undertaken by the Town. The Seniors Task Force meets as required by staff and follows an informal approach to achieve the desired outcomes. Each Task Force adheres to the Terms of Reference approved by Council. Summary Notes and Task Force Meeting information will be posted as made available.

For more information: Seniors' Task Force


Ministry of Senior AffairsMinistry of Seniors Affairs

The Ministry supports, develops and delivers public services to improve the quality of life for seniors and helps them lead safe, engaged, active and healthy lives.

Learn More: Ministry of Seniors Affairs 


Universal Design FeaturesUniversal Design at the Town of Caledon                                    

The goal of universal design is to allow occupants to live safely, comfortably and independently. The new Universal Design Policy addresses a gap for seniors and others with accessibility issues. It allows those with changing needs to modify their home as needed, easily and cost-effectively.

Read the full article: CMHC Universal Design - Caledon


Age Friendly Planning Study

Age Friendly Planning Study

The purpose of the Age-Friendly Planning Study is to help make Caledon more age-friendly by developing appropriate Official Plan policies.

More info: Age-Friendly Planning

 


Aging with Confidence: Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors Ontario Supporting Seniors to Live Their Best Life

Every person in Ontario should be able to benefit from the opportunities the Province has to offer, no matter their age. The Province is taking action to make sure that all seniors are able to access the support they need at every stage of their life.

Read more: Government of Ontario Action Plan for Seniors