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Senior of the Year Awards Gala

Get your tickets for Hamilton’s 24th annual Senior of the Year Awards Gala HAMILTON, ON – Tickets are now available for the City of Hamilton’s 24th annual Senior of the Year Awards Gala taking place on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at Michelangelo Events and Conference Centre. The City of Hamilton’s Senior of the Year Awards is a program that recognizes senior citizens who have made outstanding voluntary contributions to enriching the social, cultural or civic life of our community. With links to Hamilton’s 10-year Strategic Plan and Plan for an Age-Friendly City, the Seniors Awards celebrates the role seniors play in helping Hamilton to be the best place to raise a child and age successfully. Hamilton’s Mayor Fred Eisenberger will be on hand to thank nominees for the many ways they make Hamilton a great place to live. There are nine award categories, including Senior of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Innovation, Behind the Scenes, Diversity and Cultural, Leadership, Compassion and Companionship, Economic Leadership, and Healthy and Active Living. The Senior of the Year Awards program also launched a new youth award in 2018, aimed at celebrating Hamilton’s youth and the contributions they make to seniors in our community. For a list of the 2019 nominees please visit: Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at any Hamilton Municipal Service Centre or Sackville Seniors Centre.

Quick Facts • The number of older adults and seniors in Hamilton is expected to double over the next two decades • In 2013, the City of Hamilton partnered with the Hamilton Council on Aging (HCoA) and Seniors Advisory Committee of Council (SAC) to begin the development of Hamilton’s Plan for an Age-Friendly City. • With links to Hamilton’s 10-year Strategic Plan, the Plan helps to identify and address the needs and priorities of this growing part of our population. • Since 2014, the City, HCoA and SAC have worked with many community partners to make Hamilton an age-friendly city. This work includes building on projects that are already happening in the community, such as barrier-free spaces, housing opportunities, safer neighbourhoods, and available communication. • In April, over 300 older adults identified their priorities and suggested actions at a community consultation event. This input will help create a roadmap for the next 5 years of Hamilton’s Plan for an Age Friendly City. • For more information on Hamilton’s Plan for an Age Friendly City, please visit: -30-

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