Older Adult Strategy  

An Older Adult Strategy has been recently developed to plan for the current and future recreational needs of residents who are, or will soon be, older adults.

As the baby boomer population reaches retirement there will be a large increase in the need for community programs, facilities, and recreation activities. To prepare for this increase, we have worked with other agencies to develop ways to meet these needs. Through the Older Adult Strategy, we have explored ways to improve recreational services for Milton's existing older adult population. This document is available in an accessible format upon request:

Strategic Direction

The Older Adult Strategy aims to provide strategic direction on a number of topics, including:

  • Recreation programs and delivery options for boomers and zoomers (ages 55 to 65) and older adults (ages 65+)
  • Recreation services for older adults of different cultural backgrounds
  • Future recreation facility needs, including the Milton Seniors' Activity Centre
  • Fees for municipal recreation programs
  • Community partnerships
  • And more!

Community Input

Community input on program interests, expectations and priorities as well as opportunities has helped us understand the impact the growing older adult population will have on local recreation services. 

  • Surveys: Online and hard copy surveys were completed in April 2012 to help identify program preferences and opinions related to recreational service delivery for older adults of various ages.
  • Public Input Sessions: These interactive sessions were held in April 2012 to bring together residents and key stakeholders to create a shared vision for the future. The sessions were designed to identify, discuss and prioritize the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges related to older adult recreation services in Milton.

  • Interviews: Interviews have been conducted with selected organizations to collect feedback about older adult services.

More Information

For additional information, email us as noted on the left side of this page or call 905-878-7252, ext. 2529.