Councillor Josh Matlow

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.

22 08, 2018

Buddies in Bad Times presents – The Youth /Elders Podcast

2018-08-22T14:21:14+00:00

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!

2018-07-06T14:49:43+00:00Tags: , , |

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

2018-07-06T14:51:50+00:00Tags: |

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. [...]

6 07, 2017

Update on Seniors Issues

2018-07-06T14:53:42+00:00Tags: , , |

Over the next two decades, the number of seniors in Toronto will more than double. To prepare for this, I initiated the Toronto Seniors Strategy – in 2013. With 86 of the original 91 recommendations now implemented, City staff and I, in my capacity as Toronto's Seniors Advocate, are working with older Torontonians, caregivers, agencies and other [...]

6 07, 2017

New Plan for Senior Tenants in Toronto Community Housing a Good First Step

2018-07-06T14:52:44+00:00Tags: , |

Phase 1 of the Tenants First Implementation Plan was approved at Council this week. The plan will see the creation of a new Seniors Housing and Services entity that is more directly accountable to City Council, that strategically aligns City programs and services for seniors, including coordinating the provision of services by community and provincial agencies, and [...]

31 03, 2017

Wheel-Trans Public Meetings: 10-Year Strategy Update and Next Steps

2018-07-06T14:59:18+00:00Tags: , , |

As a follow up to the public meetings held last summer, TTC will be hosting another round of consultations in April to update current and prospective customers on the Wheel-Trans 10-Year Strategy. Participants will be provided details on the recently implemented Wheel-Trans eligibility and policy changes, as well as information on the Family of Services [...]

31 03, 2017

Low Income Retirement Workshops at Toronto Public Library

2018-07-06T14:58:09+00:00Tags: , , |

Planning for Retirement on a Low Income workshops will be offered again this spring at 9 library branches in Toronto, thanks to generous funding from The Rotary Club of Toronto. The goal of this workshop is to provide low-income attendees, in plain language, with a complete picture of benefits available to them, explain how these benefits [...]

31 03, 2017

Toronto Seniors Helpline

2018-07-06T14:57:08+00:00Tags: , |

WoodGreen Community Services, Toronto Central CCAC, and Toronto Central LHIN are pleased to launch the Toronto Seniors Helpline (TSH)! The Toronto Seniors Helpline is a single phone line that streamlines access to community, homecare and crisis services for seniors, their caregivers and their health care providers. Through this initiative, CNAP, Seniors Crisis Line and TC [...]

31 03, 2017

Celebrating National Caregiver Day

2018-07-06T14:54:45+00:00Tags: , |

Twenty-nine percent of Canadians and Torontonians are family caregivers to someone in need. The majority of them are seniors. On January 31, 2017 City Council passed a motion to recognize Family Caregiver Day annually on April 4. In recognition of Family Caregiver Day we will be holding an event in the Council Chamber at City Hall, co-hosted [...]

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