Halton Region Older Adult Plan

A plan of action for our community’s fastest growing population

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Halton Region Older Adult Plan
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Gary Carr

Gary Carr

In 2006, Gary was elected to the position of Regional Chair at the Regional Municipality of Halton, and was re-elected to the position in 2010. Gary sits on the Standing Committees of Health and Social Services, Administration and Finance, and Planning and Public Works, in addition to a number of Advisory Committees. Gary is also a member of the board for the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, and served on the Halton Regional Police Services Board and Metrolinx.

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Earlier today, Regional Council approved a four year plan that identifies how Halton Region will enhance policies, programs, services and environments to respond to the growing, aging population in Halton. With Halton Region’s Best Planning Estimates projections reporting that the number of older adults 65 years and older will nearly double to 127,000 by 2013, the goal of the Halton Region Older Adult Plan 2015-2018 (HOAP) is to support the health and well-being of older adults and promote healthy aging in Halton.

Halton is a great place to live and as our community continues to grow and change, the Region is committed to supporting policies, programs, services and environments that are aging-friendly. Through HOAP we want to enhance quality of life for older adults in Halton, today and in the future.

The plan seeks to enhance quality of life for older adults in Halton through meaningful engagement, strengthened community partnerships and integrated client-centered services that apply an older adult perspective to all Regional activities. HOAP highlights the Region’s commitment to older adults and acknowledges that investments at every age support healthy aging in Halton.

Six priorities are identified in the plan:

  1. Consider older adults in the development of policies and delivery of programs
  2. Optimize the engagement of older adults with Halton Region
  3. Support the enhancement of aging-friendly Regional environments
  4. Support opportunities for older adults and Halton communities to prosper
  5. Support older adults to be active, connected and to age well
  6. Support older adults to maintain their independence

HOAP aligns with other Regional plans and strategies including Halton Region’s Strategic Action Plan 2015-2018, the Regional Official Plan and the Comprehensive Housing Strategy Update 2014-2024. All Regional departments assisted with development of the plan and community stakeholders were consulted for input. The plan contains strategies to build partnerships that will enhance innovation, service coordination and integrated service delivery with community partners.

To access the full plan online, visit halton.ca/hoap.

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