2012 Halton Seniors' Directory now available

2012 Halton Seniors' Directory now available

Release Date: Jan 24, 2012

Seniors, families and caregivers in Halton will be pleased to learn that Halton Region’s Elder Services Advisory Committee (ESAC) has updated the Halton Seniors’ Directory and it is now available in the community. The Halton Seniors’ Directory provides listings and contact information for a range of programs and services that are available to seniors in Halton. On Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Regional Chair Gary Carr assisted members of ESAC as they began to unpack boxes of the directories for distribution to community service providers during a special directory "pick up day."

Left to right: Corrine Hodgson, Chair of ESAC and Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr

"The directory is a great resource for seniors in Halton and it is an important way we can help to connect seniors, their families and caregivers with services in the community," said Regional Chair Gary Carr. "On behalf of Regional Council, I’d like to thank ESAC for the great work they do to compile the information for the directory and the service providers in our community that help us distribute the directory in Halton."

The Halton Seniors’ Directory contains important information about services provided to seniors in Halton by various levels of government, service clubs, non-profit and community based agencies. Key categories in the 2012 directory include community information; financial aid programs; home and community support programs; housing; legal services; leisure and education; multicultural programs; safety; support groups/counselling services; and transportation. The Halton Seniors’ Directory is an action item identified in The Citizens’ Priorities Plan – Halton Region’s 2011-2014 Action Plan.

ESAC is distributing the directory to various organizations in Halton so that seniors, families and caregivers can pick up a copy of the directory from their local seniors’ centre, library, the Community Care Access Centre, and municipal offices. If you would like to contact Halton Region to request a copy of the directory dial 311 or 905-825-6000, toll free 1-866-442-5866, TTY 905-827-9833. Visit www.halton.ca/esac for links to online resources for seniors.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; emergency medical services; waste management; public health; Ontario Works (formerly social assistance); children’s and seniors’ services; social/non-profit housing; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at www.halton.ca.

Media Contact:
Sheldon Wolfson
Commissioner, Social & Community Services
905-825-6000 ext. 7094

Alternate Media Contact:
Stacey Hunter
Communications Specialist
905-825-6000 ext. 7529