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Seniors

Dear Residents,

 

I am very pleased that the Seniors Strategy was adopted unanimously by City Council in May 2013. As Chair of the Toronto Seniors Strategy Subcommittee, I am so grateful to our communities, experts and staff whom have contributed so much to this important and substantive work over the past two years.

 

Our City's new Seniors Strategy is a proactive, holistic and inclusive initiative that seeks to create a truly age-friendly Toronto. It addresses eight themes of age-friendliness, and includes key recommendations, actions and an accountability framework to ensure it gets implemented.

 

It is now the responsibility of the City of Toronto's Agencies, Boards, Corporations and Divisions (ABCDs) to implement the recommendations and actions outlined in the Seniors Strategy. Click here to read the Toronto Seniors Strategy.

Presentation: Building an Age-Friendly Toronto

On October 11, 2012, I gave a presentation at the University of Toronto Institute for Life Course and Aging about building an age-friendly Toronto. Please click here to view the video. You can also download my slide deck.

 

With Respect to Old Age: Can We Do Better?

June 28, 2012

 

Keynote Presentation at the City of Toronto's 2012 Seniors Forum

 

Dr. Samir K. Sinha MD, DPhil, FRCPC

Provincial Lead, Ontario’s Seniors Care Strategy

Director of Geriatrics Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals

Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Toronto and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 

Click here to download the full presentation.

   

City of Toronto Seniors' Forum invites you to celebrate Senior's Month 2012

As the City develops a strategy for seniors, this is your opportunity to celebrate seniors, and provide ideas to improve City services and programs.

 

As the City of Toronto develops a strategy for seniors, this is your opportunity to celebrate seniors, and provide ideas to improve City services and programs.

 

Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, 2nd floor
Thursday June 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

The event includes:

 

  • Welcome by Councillor Josh Matlow
  • Message from Joe Dickson, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario Minister for Seniors Linda Jeffrey
  • Keynote speaker Samik K. Sinha MD, DPhil, FRCPC Director of Geriatrics Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals
  • Roundtable discussions on the development of a strategy for seniors

 

Refreshments and light lunch will be provided.

 

Come and lend your voice to the fun and discussion!

 

Space is limited, register by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 416-392-5617.

   
   

City of Toronto launches consultation for Seniors Strategy

The number of seniors living in Toronto will increase dramatically during the next decade. The City of Toronto is working with the Toronto Seniors Forum and other key partners to create a Seniors Strategy intended to help ensure that Toronto remains a safe, affordable, accessible and enjoyable city for people of all ages.

 

Individuals and groups are encouraged to use the City’s online Consultation Workbook to have a voice in the creation of the Seniors Strategy.

 

“Toronto is anticipating a 38 per cent increase in the number of seniors by 2031,” said Councillor Josh Matlow (Ward 22 St. Paul’s), Chair of the Seniors Strategy Subcommittee. “It is vital that we act now to create a proactive and comprehensive strategy to meet the needs of our aging population and their families.”

 

The Consultation Workbook poses questions to stimulate thought, discussion and input on matters such as housing, health, recreation, community programs, transportation, diversity, accessibility, safety/security and civic engagement. The public input will help to identify service priorities and may include innovative ideas to ensure Toronto’s seniors have what they need at each stage of their lives.

 

Residents can participate by visiting the toronto.ca/seniors website to use the Consultation Workbook.

 

The City will accept submissions through the online workbook until September 30.

   

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