Older Adult Infolink
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Content on this site is organized using the Living in Niagara categories facilitated by Niagara Connects. See below for a list of these main categories and a brief description of what they include.

Arts, Culture and Heritage (Display All)

This category includes programs, services and sites related to creative expression and a diverse range of arts and cultural expression, as well as opportunities to engage with local history/Niagara’s heritage. This includes but is not limited to: local museums, artist centers, historical sites and organizations, theatre, and performing arts.

Community Belonging (Display All)

This category relates to programs and services that increase social participation and promote inclusion – creating opportunities for people to feel a sense of belonging and connection to the Niagara community. This includes but is not limited to: advocacy groups, crisis lines, outreach services for specific issues, social clubs, seniors’ centres, services for newcomers, and services for Indigenous Peoples.

Community Safety (Display All)

This category focuses on services that help increase safety at home, in our neighbourhoods and our community. This includes but is not limited to: Police services, services related to crime and abuse, community legal services, and ways to contact government representatives such as MPs and MPPs.

Economic Prosperity (Display All)

This category provides programs and services related to financial needs. This includes: Government-provided income services (such as Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program), financial aid/support programs, programs to help with access to food, income tax preparation services, programs that help with medical expenses, and thrift shops

Environment (Display All)

This category provides programs, services, and organizations related to our natural environment, including those focused on environmental conservation. This includes but is not limited to: conservation organizations and clubs, associations related to environmental wellness, and programs for experiencing or learning more about nature

Health & Wellness (Display All)

This category provides health and human services within Niagara, including those related to physical and mental wellness. This includes but is not limited to: hospitals, walk in clinics, home health care services, falls prevention, physiotherapy/rehabilitation, condition specific care (e.g. foot care, dementia services, cancer services), support for addictions and substance use, general wellness support, bereavement, and abuse/violence related services.

Housing & Shelter (Display All)

This category focuses on services, programs and options related to housing. This includes but is not limited to: local retirement homes (subsidized and market rent), long term care, and options for emergency housing (e.g. shelters).

Learning & Education (Display All)

This category provides programs and services that provide opportunities for lifelong learning This includes but is not limited to: organizations specific to learning for older adults, post-secondary institutions, and local public libraries.

Recreation and Sports (Display All)

This category focuses on local programs available to older adults relating to fitness, exercise, and recreation. This includes but is not limited to: seniors’ centres and exercise/falls prevention programs for older adults. For information relating to programs available to your specific municipality, please see the Niagara Municipal Recreation & Leisure Guides.

Transportation & Mobility (Display All)

This category provides programs and services related to transportation and licensing for drivers. This includes but is not limited to: services specific to older adults, public transportation options, out-of-town transportation options, and where to go regarding licensing questions for drivers.

Work and Employment (Display All)

This category focuses on programs and services related to employment, job-searching, and employment skills. This includes but is not limited to: employment centres, literacy and basic skills programs, and connecting to volunteering opportunities.

Data Powered by 211 Ontario

Welcome to the Older Adult Infolink!

This site is presented through collaboration between INCommunities/211 and the Age Friendly Niagara Council. INCommunities/211 has developed this site to allow for easier, enhanced and more centralized access to information about community services for older adults in Niagara. Older Adult Infolink is made possible through generous funding from the Niagara Community Foundation. Site content is guided by important action priorities of the Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan (NASAP). It is designed for older adults, their care givers and family, as well as service providers supporting older adults.

Programs and services listed are shared from the 211 data collection and are not meant to be an exhaustive list of resources available to older adults. The site is based on information that is regularly reviewed and updated through 211. Ongoing work is done to ensure that the information is kept updated and reflective of what is currently available in the community.  If you are aware of a program or service that you feel is missing, please consult the 211 inclusion/exclusion policy (link to our inclusion policy) and, if you feel it meets inclusion, please provide information here.

Not finding what you’re looking for? Reach out to us by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone, or emailing gethelp@211ontario.ca

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