Purpose:

The purpose of the Port Colborne Senior Citizens Advisory Council is to:

  1. Advise City Council with respect to issues which have or will have an impact on Port Colborne's seniors; and
  2. Advise City Council with respect to ways in which Port Colborne can become a more age-friendly community for persons of all ages and ability levels; and
  3. Identify and advise City Council with respect to opportunities to establish policies, services and structures that support and enable seniors to live in security, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in society.

Terms of reference:

By-law 5328/83/09

Amending by-law 5689/120/11

Members:

Councillor Angie Desmarais

Lesley Rickard, Chair

Valerie King, Vice-Chair

Sue Brown

Connie Buttler

Audrey Garrett

Maggie Wahl-Horne

In the Community:

The Senior Citizens Advisory Committee will have a booth set up every Friday in June at the Port Colborne Farmers’ Market to celebrate Seniors Month and share information. Be sure to stop by and say ‘hi’!

June is Seniors Month Flag
June is Seniors Month

The 2022 theme is Stay Active, Connected and Safe:

  • Stay active is important for your health and quality of life. Staying mentally and socially engaged is also key to good overall health along with a healthy diet and a good night’s sleep.
  • Stay connected with your community. Social, cultural, learning and recreational programs help reduce social isolation and help seniors stay active, independent and engaged.
  • Stay safe, protect yourself from serious illnesses with safe and reliable vaccines. Learn what financial support is available and protection from financial scams and fraud to help seniors stay safe.

Upcoming agenda:

There is currently no meeting scheduled.

Minutes:

2021

October 14, 2021

September 9, 2021

 2020
 January 16, 2020
 2019
December 12, 2019 draft

October 17, 2019

September 19, 2019

August 15, 2019

July 18, 2019

May 16, 2019

April 18, 2019

January 17, 2019

A few services available for Port Colborne Seniors:

 Community Support Services of Niagara

Community Support Services of Niagara is a volunteer based, client-driven community support services to help seniors and adults with disabilities live independently in their own homes. Call 905-682-3800. 

Learn more about Community Support Services of Niagara

 Friends Over 55 Recreation Centre 

Friends Over 55 Recreation Centre is a community centre for older adults. The centre offers various programs including exercise class, arts and craft, meals, games and bus tours. Call 905-835-731

Learn more about Friends Over 55 Recreation Centre

 Le Centre polyvalent des aȋnés francophones de Port Colborne
Le Centre polyvalent des aȋnés francophones de Port Colborne has supported seniors in its community offering programs to alleviate isolation, improve mobility and celebrate francophone culture. Call 905-834-0683
 Meals on Wheels Port Colborne

Meals on Wheels Port Colborne services are available to individuals who are at nutritional risk because they are unable to prepare meals due to an illness or recent surgery, age, living with a disability or needing support as a caregiver. Call 905-835-1581.

Learn more about Meals on Wheels Port Colborne 

 Niagara Region Seniors Community Programs 

 Niagara Region Seniors Community Programs offers a variety of social, wellness and outreach services to older adults. Programs are intended to help older adults remain safe and independent at home for as long as possible. Call 905-984-2624

Learn more about Niagara Region Seniors Community Programs

 Port Cares

Port Cares is a non-profit organization which provides help, hope and opportunity for all community members to achieve their potential. Call 905-834-3629. 

Learn more about Port Cares 

Older Adult Infolink

Older Adult Infolink provides easier, enhanced and more centralized access to information
about community services for older adults. The site is designed for older adults in Niagara,
their care givers and family, as well as service providers supporting older adults.

This resource is made possible through a partnership between the Age-Friendly Niagara Council
and INCommunities/211, with generous funding from the Niagara Community Foundation.

Learn more about Older Adult Infolink

Download the Older Adult Infolink poster