Councillor Josh Matlow


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.

4 12, 2019

Improving the Quality of Care in City of Toronto Long-Term Care Homes


Economic and Community Development Committee 10th floor, West Tower, City Hall 100 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 Re: EC 10.8 Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Implementation Plan and Update November 29th, 2019 Dear Chair and Committee Members, I am writing to request that the Committee consider the Staff recommendations in EC 10.8 Seniors [...]

21 03, 2019

March 26th: Healthy Brain, Happy Life: Seniors Information and Active Living Fair


Please feel welcome to attend the "Healthy Brain, Happy Life" Seniors Information and Active Living Fair. This event includes two free seminars, as well as a trade show and lunch. The event is being held at the Central Eglinton Community Centre (160 Eglinton Avenue East) on March 26th, from 9:30am-3:30pm. Please see the attached flyer [...]

8 03, 2019

Family Service Toronto Free Caregiver Workshops


Family Service Toronto has expanded their caregiver workshop series. They are now offering workshops for caregivers (anyone helping a senior 55+) at all 3 of their locations and throughout some community partners locations. Please find more information below. Attend free caregiver workshops in English at three locations across the city and: Learn key skills to [...]

8 03, 2019

Seniors For Nature Open House: April 2nd


Please feel welcome to attend the Seniors for Nature Outdoor Club open house. The club is for anyone 55 years of over who wants to keep active via outdoor activities, 12 months a year. The open house will take place at the Earl Bales Community Centre from 12:30 to 2:30 on April 2nd. To find [...]

8 03, 2019

Nursing homes could get big benefit from emotion-focused care models, says new report commissioned by Toronto

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By Moira Welsh Investigative Reporter Fri., March 8, 2019 Toronto now has a blueprint to transform its nursing homes through emotion-focused care, says Dr. Samir Sinha, co-chair of the city’s seniors’ accountability group. Prompted by a Star series on Peel Region’s year-long pilot of a Butterfly Model home, city council voted unanimously last July to [...]

22 08, 2018

Buddies in Bad Times presents – The Youth /Elders Podcast


After the runaway success of 2016’s The Youth / Elders Project, Buddies brings their queer magic out into the community for the latest installment of this work – The Youth / Elders Podcast. Recorded live at the Oakwood branch of the Toronto Public Library every Saturday, sessions will feature the personal stories, lived histories, and [...]

6 07, 2018

Seniors Community Grant Program Allows for Seniors HomeShare Pilot Project!

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As we all know, the growth in Toronto's seniors population is expected to accelerate in the coming years. Presently, there are now more seniors living in Toronto than children. As Toronto's Seniors Advocate, I was pleased to move a motion at City Council to authorize the City's Social Development, Finance and Administration division to receive a grant [...]

6 04, 2018

Neighbour-to-Neighbour 2.0 Program Launch

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In my capacity as Toronto's Seniors Advocate, I was delighted to join Seniors Affairs Minister, Dipika Damerla, MPP Han Dong and the Neighbourhood Group in celebrating International Seniors Day (October 1) and to launch its expanded Neighbour-to-Neighbour (N2N) 2.0 program. The N2N 2.0 program keeps seniors in the downtown core socially connected and enables their engagement with their communities. [...]

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