Celebrating Age-Friendly Niagara

Morning – Celebrating the Older Adult – First 150 Years

8:15 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:30 a.m. The Honourable Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors Affairs

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Sarah Webster – Age-Friendly Overview – Knowledge Broker, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Planning Outreach Initiative, and Niagara Connects

10:35 a.m. Panel Presentations – Age-Friendly Initiatives

  • Dominic Ventresca – Niagara Age-Friendly Community Network
  • Sonya Hardman – Policy and Research Advisor, Office of Regional Chair/CAO, Regional Municipality Durham
  • Alexandra Graham – Community Development Coordinator, Strategic Planning, Public Health, Safety and Social Services, City of Brantford
  • Heather Thompson – Manager Age-Friendly Initiatives Community Development, Halton

11:35 a.m. Question & Answer with Panelists
12:15 p.m. Lunch (45 minutes) included in ticket price

Afternoon – Empowering the Older Adult – Next 150 Years

1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker – Hazel McCallion, longest serving Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, Chancellor, Sheridan College

Get your ticket today. Limited seating. No refunds will be issued. Please bring a $20 cheque payable to City of Thorold or $20 cash payment to Thorold City Hall.

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