A guide to programs and services for seniors.
Find information on resources available for seniors in Ontario, including tax credits, health, caregiving, housing, transportation and staying safe.

Seniors Active Living Centres

Seniors Active Living Centres offer a range of social, cultural, learning and recreational programs for seniors. By promoting wellness, social connections and education, these programs can help reduce social isolation and help seniors stay active, independent and engaged.

There are almost 300 programs available across the province. Each centre provides different programs to meet the unique needs of local residents, including:

  • arts and culture programs
  • book clubs
  • fitness centre and classes
  • health and wellness services
  • lifelong learning classes
  • multicultural social groups
  • recreation and leisure activities
  • special events
  • travel

In response to , many centres are running activities online and over the phone. For example, some centres offer "Seniors’ Centre Without Walls", a program that helps isolated seniors take part in group activities and connect with others in their community over the phone.

Find your local Seniors Active Living Centre.

Community recreation centres

Community recreation centres offer a wide range of facilities like:

  • skating rinks
  • swimming pools
  • gyms

They also offer programs for all interests and age groups. Check your local centre’s website for updates and to find out if they offer programs online.

Contact your local municipality or 211 for help finding a centre in your area.

Libraries

Our public and First Nations libraries provide many services to seniors and their families in an accessible and friendly environment. Many of these resources are also available online.

At the library and on your library website you can find:

  • audiobooks
  • books
  • magazines
  • movies
  • music

At the library you can often find programs related to:

  • internet access and training
  • newcomer focus programs
  • digital media
  • job help and skills

Search for your local public library.

Volunteering and community engagement

Volunteering is a good way to stay socially active, meet new people and participate in your community.

If you're interested in volunteering with a seniors’ organization, get involved with provincial seniors’ organizations that often have chapters or clubs in communities across the province, such as: