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An Introduction to the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

Do you live in an age-friendly community? What are you doing to make your community a place welcoming and safe for all?

The demographic pyramid is no longer. 174 more words

VAN e-Bulletin July 2015

The School of Creative Aging, the new project of The Kyle Group, gathers and disseminates information on models for creative aging from around the world. It is no surprise to me that one of the most interesting of my recent finds comes from Minnesota, a state that is often the first place to find new community developments. 146 more words

Local Actions for Reducing Health Inequalities

By Jalil Safaei 

The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) discourse is getting more practical for improving the health of populations and reducing health inequalities. Following the WHO Commission on SDOH Report in 2008 (Closing the Gap in a Generation), which emphasized acting on SDOH, a recent significant report published by the British Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences titled – … 206 more words

Poverty And Health

International Day of Older Persons

On December 14, 1990, the UN General Assembly decided to make October 1st the International Day of Older Persons. This day is now celebrated annually to recognize the contributions of older persons and to examine issues that affect their lives. 369 more words

Halton Region

Two Halton services achieve top accreditation rating

I’m very proud to share that recently, the Region’s Services for Seniors and the North Halton Mental Health Clinic received accreditation with exemplary standing from one of the leading national accreditation organizations, … 210 more words


Creating healthy communities through active transportation

In Halton we have many programs and policies in place (and in development) that support Halton as a great place to be active and live sustainably. 352 more words


Aldershot Village Residence and Martin House Seniors Residence official opening ceremonies

Affordable and Assisted Housing is a priority in Halton’s Citizens’ Priorities 2011-2014 Action Plan. Providing housing supports to address the needs of low income residents is an important issue that requires commitment, investment and response from multiple levels of government and partnerships with community agencies. 139 more words

2011-2014 Action Plan