Halton Older Adults’ Directory 2016-2017 now available

Halton_Older_Adults_Directory_201617I am excited to announce that the Halton Older Adults’ Directory 2016-2017 is now available. This key resource is just one of the ways Halton Region continues to ensure all residents have easy access to the services they require – the directory has provided valuable information to older adults, caregivers and service providers since 1988.

Halton’s Older Adult Advisory Committee (OAAC) has updated the 2016-2017 edition of the directory to provide residents with more convenient access to the services they require. The user-friendly reference guide:

  • provides a comprehensive listing of contact information;
  • highlights the extensive range of services available to older adults in Halton including community support programs, multicultural services, emergency services and more; and
  • includes several websites that offer more detailed information online.

According to the Region’s Best Planning Estimates, the number of older adults (65+) in Halton will nearly double to 127,000 by 2031. Key resources such as the new directory help our residents connect to the services they need and ensure that Halton is responding to the changing demographics and diversity of our community. Residents can get a copy of the Halton Older Adults’ Directory 2016-2017, by dialing 311, visiting our website at halton.ca/oaac or in person at the Halton Regional Centre, located at 1151 Bronte Road in Oakville.

Housing_Options_for_Older_Adults_in_HaltonIn addition to the online version of Halton’s Older Adults’ Directory, the OAAC offers a number of other informative publications that can be accessed at halton.ca/oaac, including the new Housing Options for Older Adults in Halton. I encourage residents, including older adults, their families and caregivers to also visit our website for information about the Region’s long-term care homes, adult day programs and assisted living/supportive housing programs.

Congratulations to the OAAC for the work they do each day on behalf of older adults in Halton. Thank you for helping to make Halton a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton, LinkedIn or Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report”.