In York Region, the senior’s population is growing faster than any other age group. By 2031, one in five residents will be 65 or older. Seniors are a diverse group. They are healthier, living longer and continue to work past retirement compared to previous generations. There is also a growing number of seniors over the age of 75 who tend to be more vulnerable, and have more complex and costly needs.
Renewing our Plan for Seniors
The York Region Seniors Strategy was created in 2016 to better define York Region’s role in supporting seniors . The strategy guides York Region’s actions and defines its role in supporting seniors to ensure resources are directed where they are most needed. The strategy identifies partnerships and brings together key players to address issues related to the needs of seniors.
After five years, York Region is renewing the Seniors Strategy to ensure it addresses current needs and opportunities to support seniors.
As our communities have continued to grow and change over the past five years, we reached out to York Region seniors and caregivers to help renew our plan for seniors. The feedback and experiences shared through an online survey and two public open houses will inform a renewed Seniors Strategy and Two-Year Action Plan.
Visit york.ca/PlanForSeniors to sign up to receive updates about the work underway to renew our plan for seniors.
- York Region Seniors Strategy Refresh (June 24, 2021)
- Forecast for Long-Term Care and Housing Implications (November 19, 2020)
- York Region Submission to the Ontario Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission (January 28, 2021)
- Memo to Minister Cho: York Region Response (September 26, 2019)
- 2018 York Region Seniors Strategy Performance Update (September 2019)
- York Region Seniors Strategy Update (April 2018)
- York Region Seniors Strategy (November, 2016)
- Seniors Strategy Update - July 2018 (July, 2018)
- Getting Better With Age
- Seniors Finances in York Region
- Seniors Health in York Region
- Seniors Population Data in York Region
- Aging in Place in York Region
- Staying Safe and Connected in York Region