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FAMILY CAREGIVER AMOUNT (FCA)
Introduced in the 2011 federal budget, the FCA is a 15% non-refundable tax credit on an amount of $2,000 that provides tax relief for caregivers of dependant relatives who have a mental or physical impairment.
For more information go to: www.cra.gc.ca/familycaregiver
HEALTHY HOMES RENOVATION TAX CREDIT
The Ontario Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit is a permanent, refundable personal income tax credit available for seniors (65 years and older) in Ontario and for family members who live with them. It is to help with the cost of improving safety and accessibility in the home. Up to $10,000 of eligible home improvements can be claimed for a tax credit of 15% to a maximum of $1500 every year, regardless of income.
For further information please see: http://www.ontario.ca/taxes-and-benefits/healthy-homes-renovation-tax-credit or telephone: 1-866-668-8297; 1-866-263-7776 (teletypewriter)
CITY OF OTTAWA OLDER ADULT PLAN
AGE FRIENDLY OTTAWA
On October 24, 2012, the City of Ottawa approved the Older Adult Plan, which outlines 74 concrete actions to be completed by the end of 2014. In addition, the World Health Organization recently designated Ottawa as a member of its Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, recognizing the planning efforts of the City of Ottawa and the Council on Aging of Ottawa. For more information on the Older Adult Plan or the Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities, please email
FINDING YOUR WAY WANDERING PREVENTION PROGRAM
With support from the province, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario is launching the new Finding Your Way Wandering Prevention Program. The first of its kind in Canada, the program will raise awareness of risks for people with dementia and enhance the community response in case they go missing. Read more....
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OC Transpo's FREE fare special for seniors.
Seniors 65 and older can ride free all-day on Wednesdays. This offer includes all bus routes and the O-Train, but does not include Para Transpo. Please be prepared to show proof of age to the operator. See also Seniors' Rates.
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