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Seniors' Month 2016

June 2016 marks the 32nd anniversary of Seniors’ Month in Ontario. To recognize the important role seniors play in our communities, this year’s theme is, “Seniors Making a Difference.”

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Ontario Improving Alzheimer’s Support Services

More Service Providers to Receive Training in Wandering Prevention

Ontario is investing $761,500 in the Alzheimer Society of Ontario’s Finding Your Way program to help improve training and reach more people who come into contact with persons affected by dementia.

News Release: March 10, 2016

Age-Friendly Community Planning Outreach

The AFC Planning Outreach Initiative offers assistance to Ontario communities interested in adopting age-friendly planning principles. This project includes the development of partnerships, web resources, and the creation of a network for knowledge exchange across Ontario.

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Celebrate outstanding seniors in your community!

Ontario Senior of the Year Award: local municipalities recognize an outstanding senior who after the age of 65 has enriched the social, cultural or civic life of the community (for municipalities only).

Application deadline is April 30

Ontario Senior Achievement Award: recognizes individuals who, after the age of 65, have made significant contributions to their communities. 

Application deadline is June 15

Seniors Community Grant Program

The application period for 2016 has now closed.

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Retirement Homes

Retirement Homes
Learn about protections for retirement home residents and how to report abuse in a retirement home.

Seniors' Guide: Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness
Learn about resources to help you eat healthy, find a doctor or access health services in your community.

Seniors' Care: Home, Community and Residential Care Services for Seniors

Seniors' Care: Home, Community and Residential Care Services for Seniors
If you are looking for care, this website is a great place to start.

Seniors' Guide: Finance Section

Find resources to help you file your taxes, apply for benefits, manage debt and more.

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse
Abuse comes in many forms. Learn how to spot the signs of abuse and where you can go to get help.

Ontario Drug Benefit Program

Ontario Drug Benefit Program
Learn how to get help to cover the cost of prescription drugs, including what’s covered and who’s eligible.