Hamilton Aging In Community Walks

Since September 2019 our network, along with The Iroquoia Bruce Trail Education Committee, has been offering Thursday morning walks for Older Adults. The core motivations of the walks are to

  • “put feet on the street”
  • to gather people together for a little exercise
  • education about local history and environmental issues
  • a better understanding of the many areas of our city
  • and socialization.

We meet at a designated spot at 10:00 a.m. and end at a cafe about an hour and a half later.

We’ve been pleasantly surprised to have discovered the many organizations and everyday folks who are passionate about their local community and their work in a particular field who have generously and passionately offered to support our walks.

To date we have walked:

Confederation Park highlighting the 1812 Naval Memorial, it’s recreational opportunities, the environmental impact of climate change on the shoreline, and the health of Hamilton’s eastern watersheds.

Hamilton’s first designated Heritage Community of St. Clair Avenue, pointing out the local manufacturing buildings of the 20th century (now trendy office spaces), and visiting Gage Park and it’s new greenhouse.

A mid century Ancaster subdivision to study urban forests, types of trees planted and the style of houses over the decades with staff from Hamilton City Hall’s Urban Forest Department

Town of Dundas focusing on its history and architecture, starting with a tour of the museum followed by a guided walking tour of the town core by museum staff.

Hamilton’s Harbour Front Park to look at the environmental concerns with a guest leader from The Bay Area Restoration Council.

Every walk ends at a cafe or restaurant and offers an opportunity to continue the discussion of the day’s topic and to socialize.

You will find our walks listed in the Iroquoia Bruce Trail News online, The Bruce Trail Facebook Page, the Hamilton Spectator’s “To Good To Miss” listings, the McMaster Retirees newsletter, the Hamilton Aging in Community newsletter, and the Hamilton Aging in Community website under events.

The next walk will take place on February 6th, 2020.
Please visit this link for more information: https://hamiltonagingtogether.ca/event/history-of-spencer-creek-walk/

Author: Marian Toth