Seniors Advisory Committee

About the committee

To be a credible communication vehicle regarding the quality of life for all older persons in the City of Hamilton.  It will provide a forum for consumers and deliverers of seniors’ services and facilities to identify issues, explore possible remedies, and work to implement them.

  • Councillor Nrinder Nann
  • Councillor Tom Jackson
  • Councillor Lloyd Ferguson - Alternate
     
  • Barry Spinner
  • Cheyne, Margaret
  • DeStephanis, Lou
  • Fernandes, Carolann
  • Hough, George
  • Kennard, John
  • Kilburn, Paula
  • Mayo, Jeanne
  • Petgrave, Dahlia
  • Petrie, Penelope
  • Ramanath Kamath 
  • Sinclair, Mary
  • Stone, Doug
  • Tayyab, Basharat
  • Thomson, Karen
  • Thomson, Robert (Bob)
  • Wahlman, Marjorie
  • Weisz, Emmy
  • Winslow, John

Jessica Bowen
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5164
Email: jessica.bowen@hamilton.ca

Committee type: Advisory Committee
Reports to: Healthy and Safe Communities Committee
Meeting schedule: 1st Friday of each month, 10 am to 12 noon
Composition: Up to 19 committee members, comprised of electorates within all geographic areas represented by the City of Hamilton with voting privileges.
Term: Four years to coincide with the term of Council

Operating Guidelines

  1. To liaise with City Council representatives associated with the Committee; and, where appropriate, advise Council through the Emergency & Community Services Committee.
  2. To liaise and where appropriate advise Municipal Staff in all Departments who are responsible for the direct delivery of services and programs to older persons.
  3. To respond and advocate concerns affecting policies, services and facilities for older persons delivered by and funded by all levels of government.
  4. To maximize full use of existing facilities, resources and skills in the community.
  5. To fully explore, and where appropriate act and respond to all venues of information and resources available in the Community and through all levels of government related to all seniors services and issues. 
  6. To promote and disseminate all decisions relating to access, the provision of services, programs and facilities for older persons in the City of Hamilton.
  7. To liaise with other organized groups when there are matters of mutual concerns.
  8. To promote and advocate, wherever appropriate, the concept of healthy aging by encouraging improved and responsive programs and services in a timely fashion.
  9. To increase the awareness of all residents of the issues, concerns and challenges faced by seniors/older persons from a diversity of backgrounds such as race, colour, religion, culture, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, family status, place of origin, marital status and disability.
  10. To ensure that a variety of outreach methods are utilized in order to reach seniors from communities of colour and seniors who are isolated from the community.

To promote activities and workshops and prepare special reports on issues appropriate to older persons.