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.

21 07, 2022

Improving Affordability & Supporting Aging in Place

2022-07-21T21:24:56+00:00

Many older homeowners in our city no longer have children living at home and are now over housed. The Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis has estimated that there are over 5 million empty bedrooms in Ontario, with likely a significant percentage of those in Toronto. That’s why I moved a motion at Council to improve [...]

Improving Affordability & Supporting Aging in Place2022-07-21T21:24:56+00:00
21 07, 2022

Temporary Home Secured for SPRINT Seniors Services while Affordable Housing Built

2022-07-21T21:21:58+00:00

SPRINT is a community agency that provides services to Midtown seniors including meals on wheels, rides to appointments, social activities, and other programs that allow older adults to stay in their home. I am strongly supportive of the City’s plan to build affordable seniors housing at the current home of SPRINT at 140 Merton, but [...]

Temporary Home Secured for SPRINT Seniors Services while Affordable Housing Built2022-07-21T21:21:58+00:00
21 07, 2022

Protecting Our Community: Vaccine Initiatives in Toronto-St.Paul’s

2022-07-21T21:19:04+00:00

One of the most important things you can do to help end this pandemic is to be vaccinated. This will not only keep you safe, but your family, friends and neighbours, too. As soon as vaccines became available to Ontarians, I actively worked to breakdown the many barriers that became apparent as a result of [...]

Protecting Our Community: Vaccine Initiatives in Toronto-St.Paul’s2022-07-21T21:19:04+00:00
12 01, 2021

OPEN LETTER TO PREMIER FORD, MINISTER FULLERTON & RET. GENERAL HILLIER: THE MORE TIME LOST, THE MORE LIVES LOST

2021-01-21T21:33:15+00:00

January 13, 2021 Re: The More Time Lost, The More Lives Lost Dear Premier, Minister and Ret. General, This public health emergency has quickly turned into a humanitarian crisis with seniors in long term care accounting for 66% of Ontario's COVID-19 deaths. As Toronto's Seniors Advocate, I request that you consider the following immediate changes, [...]

OPEN LETTER TO PREMIER FORD, MINISTER FULLERTON & RET. GENERAL HILLIER: THE MORE TIME LOST, THE MORE LIVES LOST2021-01-21T21:33:15+00:00
4 12, 2019

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

2019-12-04T15:16:12+00:00

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 [...]

Improving the Quality of Care in City of Toronto Long-Term Care Homes2019-12-04T15:16:12+00:00
21 03, 2019

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

2019-03-21T17:29:44+00:00

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 [...]

March 26th: Healthy Brain, Happy Life: Seniors Information and Active Living Fair2019-03-21T17:29:44+00:00
8 03, 2019

Family Service Toronto Free Caregiver Workshops

2019-03-08T21:44:18+00:00

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 [...]

Family Service Toronto Free Caregiver Workshops2019-03-08T21:44:18+00:00
8 03, 2019

Seniors For Nature Open House: April 2nd

2019-03-08T21:33:20+00:00

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 [...]

Seniors For Nature Open House: April 2nd2019-03-08T21:33:20+00:00
8 03, 2019

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

2019-03-13T18:12:22+00:00

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 [...]

Nursing homes could get big benefit from emotion-focused care models, says new report commissioned by Toronto2019-03-13T18:12:22+00:00
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