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Seniors in Canada

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In Canada, our seniors are a respected and valued part of the family.


In Canada and in Durham region the seniors’ population is growing. This makes it more important than ever for communities to support the health and well-being of older residents. This way, seniors can lead healthy and active lives and stay involved in their communities. 


Making communities 'age-friendly' is believed to be one of the best ways to do this. In Ontario, the provincial and municipal governments are working hard to meet the needs of seniors by providing services and information to keep seniors healthy, active and safe. In Durham region, each community offers seniors' services. Click the links on the right to learn more about health and safety, recreation and learning opportunities available for seniors.


Seniors have been given many names, aged, elders, retirees, senior citizens or older adults. This website uses the word seniors. Regardless of what word you use, in Durham region, we know that seniors bring experience and wisdom to communities.  

Ontario Government Services for Seniors

A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario is your resource for information about programs and services available to Ontario's seniors. It is produced by the Ontario Seniors' Secretariat and distributed by ServiceOntario Publications. For more information and to download the publication in English as well as 14 other languages, visit the Ontario Seniors' Secretariat website.



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