In the News

Wanted: Affordable, Age-Friendly Housing

Age-friendly housing is a need that’s been identified, said Coun. Terry Ugulini...read more.

Welland kicks off Senior Citizens’ Month

While the advent of summer may have many celebrating in June, the real reason to applaud is for seniors...read more.

Sixty years of serving seniors

Carol Rapelje has always been a people person. From the age of three when she and her mother brought an elderly neighbour soup and became fast friends with her...read more.

St. Catharines officially deemed age friendly

St. Catharines’ efforts to make the city a welcoming place for older adults has netted it a provincial award...read more.

Age Friendly Committee Recognized By Province

A concerted effort over a three-and-a-half year period has paid off for members of Thorold’s Age Friendly committee...read more.

Welland an age-friendly community

Welland has been an age-friendly leader in Niagara for nearly a decade now, and it was one of 40 communities in the province to receive an Ontario Age-Friendly Community Recognition Award...read more.

What we know about older people

Here in Niagara, we’ve heard about our aging demographic. We know that more than one-third of our population is over 55 years of age...read more.

Even Positive Transitions can be Stressful: Aging and Mental Health

Niagara’s population is aging, consistently ranking among the top four places in the country for its percentage of older residents (20%), along with Peterborough, ON, Kelowna and Victoria B.C....read more.

Two Niagarans in top five of 50 over 50 list

Doug Rapelje, 84, of Welland, is one of two Niagarans being recognized by Ageworks for the work he continues to do...read more.

Code Niagara launches tech workshops for seniors

While ensuring today’s youths are prepared for Canada’s changing economy, Code Niagara also wants to help seniors stay on top of 21st-century digital skills...read more.

Volunteer Opportunities at Niagara Health

Looking for ways to give back to your community? Niagara Health offers a variety of volunteer opportunities...read more.

Niagara Health’s senior-friendly focus gets welcome boost

This increased focus on seniors’ health and wellness is important given the high – and growing – number of older adults living in our beautiful region...read more.

Affordable seniors housing coming to Pelham

Development for an affordable housing apartment building for seniors is expected to begin next spring in Pelham...read more.

St. Catharines older adults invited to community forum

The forum is an interactive session for older adults to ask questions and share feedback about City programs and services...read more.

The Next Generation

From the 1950s to the present we have seen progress in the physical design of our Long-term care (LTC) homes...read more.

Stop dehumanizing old people by using the phrase “grey tsunami”

We have been warned, for years, of a so-called “grey tsunami” that is about to crash into our society...read more.

Well-Being and Aging: Understanding Our Beliefs and Experiences of Well-Being Across the Lifespan

Living a happy and satisfying life is among our most important personal goals...read more.

Lifespan Centre’s Senior Advisory Council

The Lifespan Centre at Brock University would like to invite local community members who are 60 years of age or over to apply to join a Seniors Advisory Council...read more.

Labour Force Participation of Seniors, 1946-2016

Like many other industrialized countries, the age structure of the Canadian population has changed dramatically in the last century...read more.

Experts gather in Ottawa to discuss mounting debt faced by seniors

Experts from around the world are gathering in Ottawa to discuss the rise of mounting debt faced by more and more seniors in Canada and abroad...read more.

Gilmore Lodge to expand on former mall property

$4.2-million relocation of a retirement home will brighten the future for Fort Erie’s aging population, local politicians said at an announcement...read more.

Seniors can get help to live their best lives

What does living your best life mean to you? If you’re like most people, it probably has a different meaning depending on what you value most...read more.

‘Shape your future’, McCallion tells age-friendly conference

Hazel McCallion is many things: the former mayor of Canada's sixth-largest city under whose tenure the formerly sleepy Toronto suburb nearly doubled in size...read more.

SENIORS: Vocabulary needs to reflect new world

It’s 2017 and our world is changing rapidly — including how we age. Let’s take a look at the facts that reflect that we are living in a new age and that we need to abandon many age-old beliefs...read more.

Acceptable, affordable housing key to healthy aging

As housing strategies continue to be tested across Ontario, it is encouraging to see communities driven by a common question: What is required to support quality of life...read more.

Seniors voices must be heard

There are many ways seniors voices are heard, such as through seniors advisory committees, councils on aging, seniors organizations, senior service providers, retirement associations...read more.

LGBT seniors not seeking home-care services

Why is it that many older lesbians, gay men, bisexual men and women and trans people (LGBT) fail to seek or refuse home-care services? Are they any less in need of such services...read more.

Beat Alzheimer’s by taking action

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month and we are all connected to people who are trying to find their way with this disease, and we must all act now to end dementia....read more.