Hamilton Council on Aging
|Address & Map|
|Site Location||Administration Office at St Peter's Hospital|
|Major Intersection||Sherman Ave S and Main St E|
|Office Phone||905-777-3837 ext 12434/12238|
|Primary Contact||Shelagh Kiely, Projects and Office Coordinator; Phone: 905-777-3837 ext 12238; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Primary Executive||Mae Radford, President, Board of Directors, Hamilton Council on Aging|
|Alternate Executive||Margaret Denton, Past President, Board of Directors, Hamilton Council on Aging|
|Alternate Name (Internal use only)||HCoA|
|Located In Community||Hamilton East|
|Description||The HCoA was formed when a group of retired professionals, academics and community leaders identified the need for an independent group to focus on and address the systemic issues that affect the population aging and the aging experience and recognized that some seniors fall through the cracks between existing agencies and government departments. A working group was formed in 2005-2006 and secured a feasibility grant from the Hamilton Community Foundation. Through a community consultation process the Council developed it vision and goals. It was incorporated in May 2007 and received charitable status in 2009. |
The mission of the HCoA is to educate and advocate for improved aging experiences for older adults through a collaborative network of individuals and organizations.
The Hamilton Council on Aging envisions a community that respects, values and empowers its older adult population, and provides older adults with the opportunity to participate fully in society.
The values that inform the Council’s work include senior leadership, respect, inclusion, collaboration and action orientation
The HCoA has identified four strategic program priorities upon which to focus its advocacy and education efforts. These include the primary focus on:
* creating an age friendly Hamilton;
* tackling poverty among seniors;
* increasing access to services for members of diverse community and
* the prevention of abuse of older persons.
Being part of the community sector in our times means extensive participation in community planning and coordinating tables. There are many important planning committees working in Hamilton to improve the quality of life of its citizens. These planning bodies are working within a collaborative framework involving key stakeholders. Members of the HCoA are eager to sit at many of these tables and provide input from the perspective of older adults to the planning processes.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm|
|Meetings||Age-Friendly Committee |
Committee Against Abuse of Older Persons
Access and Entitlements Committee
|Areas Served||Hamilton (City of) - and surrounding area|
|Bus Routes||(1) KING ; (5) DELAWARE - STONEY CREEK|
|Funding||City / Town - City of Hamilton ; Federal - New Horizons of Canada ; United Way - Burlington and Greater Hamilton ; Foundation - Ontario Trillium Foundation|
|Service Categories||Certificates/Forms Assistance ~ Older Adults ; Community Involvement Programs ~ Older Adults ; Gerontology Research ; Health Related Advocacy Groups ~ Older Adult/Aging Issues ; Immigrant Benefits Assistance ~ Older Adults ~ Immigrant Communities ; Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Older Adult/Aging Issues ; Senior Advocacy Groups ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Older Adult/Aging Issues ; Welfare Rights Assistance ~ Older Adults|
|Subjects||Advocacy ; Educational programs ; Seniors ; Social action ; Volunteering|