Active Older Adult

Social, spiritual and educational community activities, events, programs and learning opportunities.

McQuesten Boys and Girls Club Roxborough Seniors Program

Phone:
Work: 905-549-2814 x269
Contact:
Emily Carroll, Program Lead
Email: Web: Address:
785 Britannia Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 2B6, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by program, contact for details
,
This site is temporarily closed
Cost:
Membership
$10 per year
Who can access this service:

Older adults

How to apply:

Contact to register

Program provides a variety of activities and programs to promote enjoyment and well being for older adults and retirees.  Offering bingo, euchre and more. Also, fitness and strength training, speaker events on topics relevant to seniors and pot luck lunches.

Seniors Fitness and Breakfast

Phone:
Work: 905-574-1334 x305
Fax Number: 905-574-1688
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
310 Limeridge Rd W, Hamilton, ON L9C 2V2, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all, with a focus on older adults.

How to apply:

No registration required.

Free program focused on wellness for seniors.  Includes exercise with YWCA staff and breakfast.

Glanbrook Community Services Information and Referral Program

Phone:
Fax Number: 905-692-9406
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
4280 Binbrook Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Contact for information or to make an appointment.

Provides assistance in navigating the healthcare system and community services in Hamilton and the neighbouring areas.

Wesley Seniors Outreach Program

Phone:
Contact:
Karen Baxmeier, Outreach Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Hours vary by location, contact for details
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Older adults who are socially isolated or at risk.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Assists isolated and at risk seniors age 55 and older with making social connections and maintaining independence through various activities and community referrals. The program is partnered with CityHousing Hamilton buildings delivering seniors programs. 
Programs are run in various locations in the greater Hamilton area. 
 

Cactus Capital Retirees Golf Club

Phone:
Contact:
Grant Cook, President
Email:
Web:
Address:
Hours:
Cost:
Membership
$40 per year, membership provides a discount on regular golf at the club Mon-Fri
Who can access this service:

Open to all retired men.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Group of retired men who play golf at Knollwood Golf Club. It is not necessary to be a member of Knollwood to join this group.

Falls Prevention Classes

Phone:
Contact:
Markie Ryckman
Email: Web:
Address:
2 Mistywood Dr, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2P9, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by location, contact site for details.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all, with a focus on older adults.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

A free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.

Falls Prevention and Exercise Classes, CityHousing Hamilton

Phone:
Contact:
Heather McKenzie, Program Coordinator, Strive Fitness Inc.
,
Brenda Silverthorne, Community Development Coordinator, CityHousing Hamilton
Email: Web:
Address:
109 Fiddlers Green Rd, Ancaster, ON L9G 2K5, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by location, contact site for details.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all, with a focus on older adults.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

LHIN funded, year round exercise program and fall prevention education to improve general health and to help seniors remain safe and independent. Classes are available to the public and offered on a weekly basis.

Three levels of classes are offered to meet a range of activity needs.

 

Victorian Order of Nurses Falls Prevention and Exercise Classes

Phone:
Work: 905-529-0700 x2282
Toll-Free Number: 1-800-323-9312
Contact:
Elisia Mancini, District Coordinator, Falls Prevention and Exercise Programs
Email:
Web:
Address:
1500 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8K 1E1, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by location, contact site for details.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Ages 60 years and older or people younger than 60 with mobility issues. All eligible members of the public are welcome but must have own transportation and be able to participate in a group setting.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

A free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.

Falls Prevention = A 12-week, group-based program to reduce the incidence of falls and falls related injuries. This program includes two sessions per week, running 45 min each. Included in each session is an active exercise component to increase strength and improve balance as well as an interactive educational piece on falls risk factors and solutions. Programs are taught by a regulated health care provider. 

General Exercise Programs = Chair-based exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Various equipment is used to achieve these goals including resistance bands, small hand weights and exercise balls. This program is suitable for all levels of fitness. Modifications to exercises are presented by the instructor for an inclusive and safe workout for all participants. Programs are taught by non-regulated health professionals such as a physiotherapy/ occupational therapy assistant or instructors certified in senior’s fitness.
 

Victorian Order of Nurses Exercise Classes for Older Adults

Phone:
Work: 905-529-0700 x2282
Toll-Free Number: 1-800-323-9312
Contact:
Elisia Mancini, District Coordinator, Falls Prevention and Exercise Programs
Email:
Web:
Address:
75 Dunham Dr, Ancaster, ON L9G 1N1, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by location, contact site for details.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Ages 60 years and older or people younger than 60 with mobility issues. All eligible members of the public are welcome but must have own transportation and be able to participate in a group setting.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

A free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.

General Exercise Programs = Chair-based exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Various equipment is used to achieve these goals including resistance bands, small hand weights and exercise balls. This program is suitable for all levels of fitness. Modifications to exercises are presented by the instructor for an inclusive and safe workout for all participants. Programs are taught by non-regulated health professionals such as a physiotherapy/ occupational therapy assistant or instructors certified in senior’s fitness.

Victorian Order of Nurses Falls Prevention Classes

Phone:
Work: 905-529-0700 x2282
Toll-Free Number: 1-800-323-9312
Contact:
Elisia Mancini, District Coordinator, Falls Prevention and Exercise Programs
Email:
Web:
Address:
145 Wilson St, Hamilton, ON L8R 1E4, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by location, contact site for details.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Ages 60 years and up or people under 60 with mobility issues. All eligible members of the public are welcome but must have own transportation and be able to participate in a group setting.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

A free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.

Falls Prevention = A 12-week, group-based program to reduce the incidence of falls and falls related injuries. This program includes two sessions per week, running 45 min each. Included in each session is an active exercise component to increase strength and improve balance as well as an interactive educational piece on falls risk factors and solutions. Programs are taught by a regulated health care provider. 
 

Alzheimer Society of Hamilton Halton Sit to Be Fit Classes

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-866-428-1552
Work: 905-768-4488 x202
Contact:
Sherri Miller, Team Lead
Email: Web: Address:
135 King St E, Stoney Creek, ON L8G 1L4, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by location, contact site for details.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all, with a focus on older adults

How to apply:

Contact for information

A free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.

Centre de Santé Communautaire Falls Prevention Class

Phone:
Contact:
Natalie McCarthy
Email: Web: Address:
1320 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8H 2W1, Canada
Hours:
Mon-Fri
9am-5pm
Office hours during COVID-19
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all, with a focus on older adults

How to apply:

Contact for information

Free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong.  Includes exercises that promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.

Falls Prevention Class, Shalom Village

Phone:
Contact:
Mike Nielson
Email:
Web: Address:
70 Macklin St N, Hamilton, ON L8S 3S1, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all, with a focus on older adults.

How to apply:

Contact for information or to register.

A 12-week, group-based program to reduce the incidence of falls and falls related injuries. This program includes two sessions per week, running 45 min each. Included in each session is an active exercise component to increase strength and improve balance as well as an interactive educational piece on falls risk factors and solutions. Programs are taught by a regulated health care provider. 

Falls Prevention and Exercise Classes, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Phone:
Work: 905-522-1155 x39380
Contact:
Zachary Marton
Email: Web:
Address:
2757 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8G 5E4, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by location, contact site for details.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all, with a focus on older adults.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

A free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.
Falls Prevention = A 12-week, group-based program to reduce the incidence of falls and falls related injuries. This program includes two sessions per week, running 45 min each. Included in each session is an active exercise component to increase strength and improve balance as well as an interactive educational piece on falls risk factors and solutions. Programs are taught by a regulated health care provider. 
General Exercise Programs = Chair-based exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Various equipment is used to achieve these goals including resistance bands, small hand weights and exercise balls. This program is suitable for all levels of fitness. Modifications to exercises are presented by the instructor for an inclusive and safe workout for all participants. Programs are taught by non-regulated health professionals such as a physiotherapy/ occupational therapy assistant or instructors certified in senior’s fitness.
 

Exercise Classes for Older Adults, St. Joseph's Villa

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web:
Address:
56 Governors Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 5G7, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all, with a focus on older adults.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Chair-based exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Various equipment is used to achieve these goals including resistance bands, small hand weights and exercise balls. This program is suitable for all levels of fitness. Modifications to exercises are presented by the instructor for an inclusive and safe workout for all participants. Programs are taught by non-regulated health professionals such as a physiotherapy/ occupational therapy assistant or instructors certified in senior’s fitness.

Falls Prevention and Exercise Classes

Phone:
Contact:
,
Miriam Beatty
Email:
Web: Address:
438 Hughson St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 4N5, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all, with a focus on older adults.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

A series of free 12-week exercise programs designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence. 

Program levels include:

  • Finding Your Balance - teaches how to prevent falls and participate in exercise to build balance
  • Staying Balanced - teaches tools and exercises to keep up movement and stay balanced
  • Sit and Fit - improve balance, posture, strength, and overall health

The Classics Company, Theatre Ancaster

Phone:
Contact:
Krys Croxall, Program Leader
Email: Web: Address:
334 Wilson St E, Ancaster, ON L9G 2C2, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by program, contact for details
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all but focuses on older adults.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Theatre program for adults age 55 and older. Performs simplified versions of classic musicals and plays.

Theatre Ancaster Chorus

Phone:
Contact:
Tammy Johnson, Artistic Director
Email: Web: Address:
334 Wilson St E, Ancaster, ON L9G 2C2, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
Program
$150 for the season (two terms)
Who can access this service:

Members must be able to sight read sheet music, sing on pitch and harmonize, and learn and complete choreography.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

An adult SATB - Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass - choral group for experienced singers.

Ancaster Over 60 Euchre Club Meetings

Phone:
Contact:
Karin Polap, President
Email:
Web:
Address:
310 Wilson St E, Ancaster, ON L9G 2B8, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Admission
Membership $5 and weekly admission $2
Who can access this service:
How to apply:

No application required.

Seniors' social club that meet weekly for euchre games.

Freelton Euchre Club Meeting

Phone:
Contact:
Ray McConachie, President
Email:
Web:
Address:
155 Freelton Rd, Freelton, ON L0R 1K0, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Admission
$2 per person
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

No application required.

Seniors' group that meets regularly at Freelton United Church to play euchre. Light lunch and prizes are provided. 

Euchre & Lunch

Phone:
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
4300 Binbrook Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0, Canada
Hours:
Fourth Wednesday of each month
12 noon
Operates January-May, September-December
Cost:
Service
$5 per person
Who can access this service:

Older adults.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Glanbrook Community Services provides an older adult's social program offering euchre and lunch.

Curling Leagues, Hamilton Victoria Curling Club

Phone:
Contact:
Gordon Howarth, President
Email: Web: Address:
568 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1E2, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
Membership
fees vary, contact for details
Who can access this service:
How to apply:

Contact for information.

Curling Club offering leagues for all ages and skill levels. 

Hamilton Wentworth 55 Plus Games

Phone:
Contact:
Maryann Knight
Email: Web: Address:
622 Alberton Rd S, Alberton, ON L0R 1A0, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by event. Consult organization for list of events.
Cost:
Membership
Annual membership fee.
Who can access this service:

Open to all 55+ years of age.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Organizes Olympic-style tournaments for seniors to increase social interaction, physical fitness, and mental well-being. Wide selection of non-Olympic sports are available to participate in.

 

Binbrook Seniors Club

Phone:
Contact:
Evelyn Bragg
Email:
Web:
Address:
2600 Hwy 56, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Program
$2 per week
Who can access this service:

Open to all older adults.

How to apply:

Drop-In, no application required.

Social club for older adults that meets once per week to play euchre.

Small prizes are available to be won.

5th Monday of each month is a pot luck lunch.

New members are invited to visit for a few weeks before committing to join. 
 

Canadian Punjabi Seniors Association

Phone:
Contact:
Bikkar Singh Sandhu, President
Email: Web:
Address:
150 Violet Dr, Hamilton, ON L8E 6B4, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Membership
$10 per year
Who can access this service:
How to apply:

Contact for information.

A seniors' Punjabi Group, which runs daily card programs at the Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre.

Club de l'Age d'Or Notre-Dame

Phone:
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
243 Cumberland Ave, Hamilton, ON L8M 1Z9, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Membership
fees vary, contact for details
Who can access this service:

Open to all ages 50 and older.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

A seniors' club for the French community in Hamilton. Activities include shuffle board, cards, bean bag exercises and dances; a homemade soup lunch is served by members.

Creative Age Seniors Program

Phone:
Contact:
Maria Massi, Program Director
Email: Web:
Address:
195 E 38th St, Hamilton, ON L8V 4G1, Canada
Hours:
Temporarily CLOSED due to COVID-19.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all but focused on older adults.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Provides independent living seniors a place to gather, develop friendships, and get involved in formal organized activities. Light lunch and snacks are provided. Programs very each week but can include activities such as guest speakers, crafts, chair exercise, music, and computer skills classes.
 

Dundas 55 Plus Group Services

Phone:
Contact:
Email:
Web:
Address:
10 Market St S, Dundas, ON L9H 1V6, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by program, contact for details
Cost:
Program
fees vary by program, contact for details
Who can access this service:
How to apply:

All registration is done in person at the Dundas Lions Memorial Centre, contact or visit website for registration dates or additional details

Encourages adults over 55 in Dundas to participate in, and contribute to, programs that promote and enrich active lifestyles. Classes are offered seasonally and include activities such as: Local Vocals choir, indoor walking group, Bone Builders exercise classes, and a variety of dancing lessons.

Gruppo Dell'amicizia

Phone:
:
Contact:
Email: Web:
Address:
165 Prospect St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 6X7, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Italian older adults.

How to apply:

No application required.

Italian speaking seniors meet for prayers, activities, coffee and cookies. Annual summer picnic in July and a dinner event during the spring or summer.

Limeridge Retirees Club

Phone:
Contact:
June Mullin, President
Email:
Web:
Address:
435 Limeridge Rd E, Hamilton, ON L9A 2S8, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Membership
membership fees vary, up to $5 per year
Who can access this service:

Open to all older adults.

How to apply:

Drop-In, no application required.

A seniors' club with activities that include euchre and bingo. New members are invited to visit for a few weeks before committing to an annual membership. 

Mount Hope Seniors Club

Phone:
:
Contact:
Owen Joyner, President
Email: Web:
Address:
3210 Homestead Dr, Mount Hope, ON L0R 1W0, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:
How to apply:

No application required.

A senior's club providing a social afternoon of card playing.

Social Club, Red Hat Society

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-866-386-2850
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
Membership
fees vary, contact for details
Who can access this service:

Open to older adult women.

How to apply:

Apply through website, or call for more information.

A social club for women from all walks of life. Women over the age of 50 wear Red Hats and purple clothing, while women under 50 wear Pink Hats and lavender clothing. A complete list of chapters is available on website. There are many chapters throughout Hamilton which are revealed once joining and becoming a member. 

St. Eugene's Over 50 Club

Phone:
Contact:
Kim McLelland, Secretary
Email:
Web:
Address:
1907 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8K 1V9, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Program
$3 per visit
Who can access this service:
How to apply:

No application required.

Seniors club. Activities include euchre, bingo, line dancing, bridge, pot luck supper in February, and occasional day trips.

Ukranian Seniors Club

Phone:
Contact:
Oscar Horback, President
Email: Web:
Address:
260 Melvin Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 2K2, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Admission
$10 per year, or $2 per visit
Who can access this service:

Open to those 55+ years of age.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

A social group for seniors, many activities are centred around Ukrainian and Canadian culture and language.

Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences (GERAS)

Phone:
Work: 905-521-2100 x12405
Contact:
Erin Young, Administration and Communications
Email: Web: Address:
88 Maplewood Ave, Hamilton, ON L8M 1W9, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Older adults and individuals and organizations involved in research in aging.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Research facility dedicated to improving the lives of seniors living with complex medical needs.  Focuses on improving quality of life, accelerating innovative solutions, and developing programs to support seniors and families.  Programs include:

  • iPad lessons
  • educational workshops
  • dance/exercise classes

Part of the Hamilton Health Sciences network and affiliated with McMaster University.

Seniors in Motion (SIM) Gym

Phone:
Work: 905-627-3541 x2109
Contact:
Tamara Johnson, Director of Community Programs and Services
Email: Web: Address:
56 Governors Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 5G7, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by program, contact for details
Cost:
Service
$25 initial assessment, $40 per month or $4 per class
Who can access this service:

Open to all with a focus on older adults. 

How to apply:

Contact or drop-in to complete initial assessment and join

Offers a variety of weekly fitness classes and exercise equipment for older adults. New members meet with a personal trainer to set fitness goals and learn to use equipment safely. Class schedule is available online.

Classes include:

  • Dance Aerobics
  • Strength Training
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Spin

Shalom Village Fitness Club

Phone:
Contact:
Greg Almas, Head Coach
Email: Web: Address:
70 Macklin St N, Hamilton, ON L8S 3S1, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Membership
$40/month, paid every four months, Initial assessment cost is $25
Who can access this service:

Shalom Village residents, community residents, residents of other long term care facilities and senior’s centres, are all welcome to join the membership of The Club Fitness Centre. 
 

How to apply:

Written doctor's consent is required. Contact to book an initial intake appointment. 

Fitness centre equipped with Keiser low-impact weight training equipment, designed specifically for seniors.

Visiting Library Service

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
55 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R 3K1, Canada
Hours:
Revised hours for 2021
Cost:
None
Eligibility criteria applies
Who can access this service:

Open to Hamilton residents who are homebound or institutionalized for three months or longer because of age, illness, frailty or caregiver responsibilities.

How to apply:

Online application form may be submitted by a family member, friend or caregiver on behalf of an individual.  Canada Post offers a Delivery Accommodation Program to help you return packages to the library.  Please call Canada Post at 1-844-454-3009 for more information. 

Provides library material to Hamilton residents who cannot access Hamilton Public Library services on their own.  Library staff select material based on individual's needs and interests.  Items are mailed directly to the individual each month.  No late fines will be charged for overdue material.  

Library material may be returned in any of the following ways:

  • Postage-paid return envelope (included with each mailing)
  • Your family or friends can return items on your behalf to any library branch
  • Branch drop boxes are accessible 24/7

Glanbrook Community Services Adapted Fitness Programs

Phone:
Fax Number: 905-692-9406
Contact:
Carole Taylor, Program Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
4300 Binbrook Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Program
$5 per person, Gentle Fit and Brunch is $8
Who can access this service:

Seniors and adults looking to maintain health.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Offers exercise classes for older adults. Classes offered to suit a range of physical abilities. 

  • Active Fit: moving exercise program for active seniors who wish to improve cardiovascular rhythm and hand-eye coordination
  • Gentle Fit and Brunch: adapted exercises for older adults who need a slower more gentle pace followed by a light brunch
  • Strength and Stretch: seated/standing class including warm up, progressive muscle conditioning/strength training using light resistant bands/weights and ending with a top to bottom stretch
  • Yoga

Seniors Community Centre, First Place Hamilton

Phone:
Contact:
Brenda Silverthorne, Community Development Coordinator, CityHousing Hamilton
Email:
Web:
Address:
350 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Y3, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
None
most programs are offered at no cost
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Contact Recreation Coordinator for information about activities or volunteering.

Provides cultural, recreational, health, and support programs and services for seniors residing at First Place, as well as for seniors in the community.

Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
Membership
fees vary, contact for details
Who can access this service:

Open to women ages 19 and older.

How to apply:

Application forms are available to be picked up at the legion.

Women's group that supports the legion.

Seniors Helping Seniors, Epilepsy South Central Ontario

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-855-734-2111
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Any active seniors are eligible to volunteer.

How to apply:

Contact for information about volunteering or hosting a session or workshop.

Offers educational sessions run by active senior volunteers. Sessions teach about epilepsy and how to recognize symptoms. Can be run at any community location.

Social Club, Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees

Phone:
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
1031 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 3E2, Canada
Hours:
First Tuesday of each month
1:30 pm
Cost:
Membership
fees vary, contact for details
Who can access this service:

Open to any member of a steel workers local in the Hamilton area. Other union retirees are also welcome.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Links the United Steelworkers active members with members in retirement so that both can work on common problems.  Holds monthly information meetings, with occasional guest speakers.

Social Club, Hamilton and Area Unifor Local 504 Retirees Association

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web:
Address:
307 Queenston Rd, Hamilton, ON L8K 1H3, Canada
Hours:
Fourth Wednesday of each month (except July and August)
1:30 pm
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to any retired members of the Unifor Local 504.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

A seniors club of retired employees of the firms where local Unifor Local 504 collective bargaining agreements took place.

Seniors Club, Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Veterans

Phone:
Contact:
Lynda Murdoch Furchner, President
Email: Web: Address:
1353 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8H 2W2, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

A club open to all members of the community for some activities and including those affiliated with Royal Hamilton Light Infantry regimental family. Activities include euchre, darts, cribbage, bingo, snooker, dances, tribute shows, crafting classes.
 

Falls Prevention Safety at Home, St. Joseph's Home Care

Phone:
Work: 905-522-6887 x2237
Toll-Free Number: 1-800-463-6612
Contact:
Shamiso Matinyarare, Safety at Home Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
1550 Upper James St, Hamilton, ON L9B 2L6, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all age 55 and older. 

How to apply:

Referral from health care providers, caregivers, or family members, or self-referral. Contact for details.

Provides home assessments and recommendations at no cost to help seniors remain safe and independent in their homes, and falls prevention education program to both seniors and caregivers.

Safety at Home (SAH) services include:

  • free home assessments
  • referrals for installation of assistive devices, minor home repairs, and modifications
  • subsidies for assistive devices (e.g. grab bars) and coordination of installation for those who qualify
  • fall prevention education
  • community and professional presentations

Social Club, Order of Sons of Italy of Canada

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
499 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1C9, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
Membership
$75 per year
Who can access this service:

There are three membership tiers. Full members must be of Italian descent by blood or marriage. Anyone is permitted a social membership. All members must be 18 years of age or older. 

How to apply:

Fill out the online application form to apply for membership.

A fraternal organization of Canadians of Italian heritage with activities focused on service, charity, heritage, and community involvement. Offers social activities and committees for members such as wine tasting, choir, FC soccer club, cooking groups, and charity golf and bowling clubs.

 

55+ Programming, Hamilton Jewish Family Services

Phone:
Contact:
Ella Pavlova, Seniors Programming Manager
Email: Web: Address:
30 King St E, Dundas, ON L9H 1B8, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:
How to apply:

Contact for information.

Offers social activities for seniors including:

  • Adult day program
  • Educational workshops
  • Games nights

Print Disability Library Services, Centre for Equitable Library Access

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-855-655-2273 x2
Contact:
Rina Hadziev, Executive Director
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Canadians with a self-declared print disabilities as defined by Canadian Copyright Law. Must have a Public library card.

How to apply:

Contact local public library to register for CELA services or visit CELA website.

Supports public libraries in the provision of accessible collections for Canadians with print disabilities and champions the fundamental right of Canadians with print disabilities to access media and reading materials in the format of their choice, including audio, braille, e-text. This service acquires, produces, and distributes published works in alternative formats to Canadian public libraries and provide public libraries with advice, training, and information to support their patrons' access to and use of these collections.

McMaster University Student Services

Phone:
Work: 905-525-9140 x 23650
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
1280 Main St W #123, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M6, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary
Cost:
Program
Fee for classes - tuition charge. If you are 65 years of age or over, you may be a listener/auditor for free.
Who can access this service:

Requirements vary between programs. Contact individual programs for more information.

Older adults enrolling in free tuition must meet the admission and prerequisite requirements.

Contact or visit the website for additional details.

How to apply:

All applicants for undergraduate degree programs must apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

Visit the website for more details and additional application instructions.

Offers post-secondary education in faculties of Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science, Social Science, the DeGroote School of Business, and the School of Graduate Studies.

McMaster University is partnered with Mohawk College and Conestoga College to offer collaborative combined degree and diploma programs.

Also offers secondary services for international students, indigenous students, accessibility, special needs services, and the student wellness centre.

individuals age 65 or older can receive free tuition. And anyone can apply to enrol as a listener or auditor to attend classes without receiving grades or credit.
 

Stay Fit and Keeping Balance, Centre de Santé Communautaire

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-866-437-7606
Contact:
Karine Wibrin, Occupational Therapist
Email: Web:
Address:
1320 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8H 2W1, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to individuals with mobility issues and adults age 65 and older.

How to apply:

Contact to register.

The exercise and falls prevention initiative supports Ontario's Action Plan for Health Care, specifically the focus on supporting seniors to stay healthy and stay at home longer, reducing the strain on hospitals and long-term care homes. Services provided by health promoters and occupational therapists.
 

Silver Mountain Euchre Club

Phone:
Contact:
Jennifer Nasso
Email:
Web:
Address:
631 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, ON L9C 1X7, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all seniors.

How to apply:

No application required.

A seniors club which holds social activities and euchre games.

Seniors Centre Without Walls

Phone: Contact:
Katelyn Burns, Program Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Hours vary by program, contact for details
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:
How to apply:

To register call 905-973-0891 or email scww@hamilton.ca   

A program that provides free group recreational activities for older adults over the phone. Allows participants to socialize and join in on Trivia, Family Feud, Finish the Lyrics, Brain Games and Fitness Classes.

  • Programs are multi-person phone conversations (or conference calls). 
  • No special equipment needed – any phone will do  
  • Each phone session averages 8-10 people on the call  

One-on-One Tech Calls, Cyber Seniors

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-844-217-3057
Contact:
Nancy Siciliana, Cyber Seniors Coordinator, Niagara Region
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all seniors.

How to apply:

Apply for free membership online.

Offers one-on-one phone support for seniors who need help using their computer or mobile device. Appointments are made with youth volunteers and are a maximum of 45 minutes in length. 

Technology Webinars, Cyber Seniors

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-844-217-3057
Contact:
Nancy Siciliana, Cyber Seniors Coordinator, Niagara Region
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Hours vary, visit website for details.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all seniors.

How to apply:

Sign up for webinars online. No registration is required to view previous webinars.

Offers daily webinars to teach seniors about a technology and computers. All previous webinars are available online. 

Empowerment Squared Digital Literacy Classes

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all adult newcomers and members of Black and marginalized communities.

How to apply:

Contact Keneisha Sardiner at k.gardiner@empowermentsquared.org for information about registration.

A free digital literacy program that is offered to newcomers and members of Black and marginalized communities to learn beginner and intermediate computer skills.

Topics include:

  • internet searching skills
  • keyboarding skills
  • internet safety
  • email
  • Microsoft Office

Support is structured toward applied uses, including preparation for using technology in the workplace, and communication, engagement, and getting information from organizations such as school boards and government.

Elder Abuse Prevention Training and Webinars

Phone:
:
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
Hours:
Mon-Sun
24 hours
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

No application required.

Offers a variety of recorded training videos and educational resources to help prevent elder abuse in Ontario.

Materials cover the following forms of abuse:

  • financial abuse
  • psychological abuse
  • physical abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • neglect

Some materials are also available in Spanish.