Connection in Action supports adults aged 55+ who live in Halton by providing information about opportunities for increasing social connections.
Connection in Action also supports communities across Halton through our LITE (Loneliness, Isolation to Empowerment) Education to help strengthen service delivery and supports for older adults.
- It plays an important role in our health and well-being
- It refers to the number and quality of relationships we have with the people around us
- These relationships can be with family, friends, neighbours, community members, and so on
Call our Connection Specialist if you:
- Are an adult aged 55 or older and live in Acton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton, or Oakville
- Are interested in meeting new people
- Have experienced a significant change or event in your life
- Strengthen your skills and increase your capacity through our Loneliness, Isolation to Empowerment Education
- Topics include social isolation and loneliness, elder abuse, ageism, and age-friendly communities
- This 3-hour education is offered free of cost to service providers, volunteers, community groups, and older adults
Halton’s 55+ Population (2021 Census)
Halton is home to approximately 170,565 older adults (55+), making up 29% of the population.
Older adults make up 35% of Burlington’s population, the highest rate amongst Halton’s four municipalities.
Although Milton has a higher number of older adults compared to Halton Hills, they make-up 19% of Milton’s population, compared to 30% of Halton Hills’ population.
Did You Know?
Older adults in Halton who report a strong sense of community-belonging also report better mental health.