Councillor Josh Matlow


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 [...]

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 [...]

10 06, 2016

Toronto Seniors Summit

2018-07-06T15:05:58+00:00Tags: , |

As Toronto's Seniors Advocate, I recently met with Ontario's Minister Responsible for Seniors, Mario Sergio, to discuss a wide array of priorities to Toronto's seniors. At this meeting, we also agreed to organize a Seniors Summit to celebrate the achievements of the Ontario and Toronto Seniors Strategies so far and discuss next steps to continue [...]

10 06, 2016

Toronto Attains Global Age-Friendly City Status!

2018-07-06T15:05:09+00:00Tags: , |

During my first year as our city councillor, I initiated the City of Toronto’s Seniors Strategy: a proactive, holistic and inclusive initiative that seeks to create a truly accessible, respectful and age-friendly Toronto.   Since its inception two years ago, 86 of the 91 recommendations have been either partially or fully implemented, including the provision of seniors’-centred [...]

22 02, 2016

WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities Announcement and National Institute on Aging Launch

2018-07-06T15:13:58+00:00Tags: , |

TED ROGERS SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AT RYERSON UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING Institute to focus on practical, actionable insight and innovation related to both the financial and health aspects of successful aging TORONTO, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 --- Canada is aging faster than ever before and in the next two decades the number of [...]

2 04, 2015

Toronto Council on Aging is pleased to announce Neighbourhood-Based Age-Friendly Plan for Deer Park

2018-07-06T15:16:14+00:00Tags: , |

The number of seniors living in Toronto will increase dramatically during the next decade. As a strong advocate for seniors, I'm pleased to support the Toronto Council on Aging in their plans to create an Age-Friendly Business Assessment plan for the Deer Park area. Please visit my website to read the recent press release put out by [...]

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