This report is a special issue of Hamilton Vital Signs. Over the past decade, Hamilton Vital Signs has examined trends across a number of themes that affect quality of life and well-being in our city. In this special issue, we focus on Hamiltonians ages 65 and over: their diversity, health, housing, and income. Where possible, we compare changes over time, where we stand relative to the provincial and national averages, differences between genders, and how seniors in different neighbourhoods fare relative to each other. Each section of the report begins with a summary of key findings, followed by detailed information on each of the theme areas and its indicators.
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The number of seniors (aged 65 and over) has risen dramatically over the past decade. The number of seniors ages 85 and over has risen at an even higher rate, with men 85 and over being the fastest growing group of seniors.