On March 22, 2017, the 2017 Hamilton Age Friendly Symposium was held in Hamilton, Ontario. I had the honour to attend this interesting event.
Arriving at registration I was welcomed by Rosemarie Morris a member of our Aging Together and a board member of the Hamilton Council on Aging. Entering the symposium room I was fortunate enough to find myself at a table with friends and acquaintances; Michelle Gold another Aging Together member, Anne Swift from the Alzheimer’s Society and Lily Romano a friend from my church.
I spent some time scanning the tables in the hallways outside.
Of special interest:
- City of Hamilton: 55+ Program Guide for Spring Summer 2017 (Online link: https://www.hamilton.ca/parks-recreation/55-programming)
- Seniors Kickoff Event Flyer: Monday, May 29, 10 am to 2 pm Sarcoa Restaurant, 57 Discovery Drive (http://coahamilton.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/COEvents-2016.pdf)
- YWCA Seniors Peer Connector Program: Seeking volunteers (age 55+) to connect with isolated seniors to assist them in attending activities and appointments.
I spoke with Lilliana one of the coordinators of the program who was also sitting at our table,
Wesley Urban Ministries
The pamphlet I picked up “Seniors Community Connection Program” states that the program is for “seniors” while the website lists the program as “Multicultural Seniors Outreach Program”.
I will follow up with Melissa Wysocki, asap
Phone: 905 528 5629 x284
I picked up a few pamphlets about their office and the types of services they offer. Their main focus is maintaining the Red Book, both online and in print. I spoke with Pauline, briefly about the online resources, intending to reach out to her after the symposium. Luckily, the following week she and one of the data specialists were giving a workshop for professionals which I attended. More details later.
- City of Hamilton: 55+ Program Guide for Spring Summer 2017
- Seniors Kickoff Event Flyer: Monday, May 29, 10 am to 2 pm Sarcoa Restaurant, 57 Discovery Drive