Aging in Place

Supports for staying in your home and staying healthy.

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.

VON Hamilton Congregate Dining

Phone:
Fax Number: 905-527-1919
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
2757 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8G 5E4, Canada
Hours:
Program is on pause due to COVID-19
Cost:
Service
$9.50/meal maximum. Transportation is available for an additional fee. Fee adjustment available for low incomes. All fees are billed monthly.
Who can access this service:

Older adults and people with disabilities

How to apply:

Contact to register

Offers meals served in a group setting that provides an opportunity for socializing.  Developed for older adults and people with disabilities who would like to get out of the house more often.  Transportation is available for a fee.

Diners' Club Congregate Dining Program

Phone:
Contact:
Carole Taylor, Program Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
4280 Binbrook Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0, Canada
Hours:
Mon-Fri
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Third Thursday of each month from September to June
Cost:
Program
$10 includes meal, dessert, and tea or coffee
Who can access this service:

Older adults

How to apply:

Contact to register

Program offers a monthly nutritious meal and social time at a location in Glanbrook/Binbrook. Participants from outside of Glanbrook are welcome, but must arrange their own transportation.  Transportation can be arranged for participants who reside in Glanbrook.

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
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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.

St. James United Church Senior's Luncheon

Phone:
Fax Number: 905-689-0650
Contact:
Wendy Thompson, Administrator
Email: Web: Address:
306 Parkside Dr, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0, Canada
Hours:
Third Tuesday of each month
11:30am-1pm
Operates September to June
,
Cost:
Program
$5 per person
Who can access this service:

Open to all older adults

How to apply:

Call or email to reserve your seat(s) by noon on the Friday before the lunch

Program offers a lunch for all seniors.

Life Long Care Program

Phone:
Fax Number: 905-545-4077
Contact:
Christina Barahona
Email: Web: Address:
34 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, ON L8H 3Y7, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by program, contact for details
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all urban Aboriginal men, women and their families

How to apply:

Contact to register

Provides support services to the Indigenous community, regardless of age, who are disabled, chronically ill, frail, elderly or require acute/chronic continuum of care.

Services include:

  • medical transportation services
  • assistance with completing forms
  • community referrals
  • home visits
  • security checks
  • caregiver support
  • aid in transitioning from ODSP to Old Age Pension
  • congregate dining meals
  • social activities

St. Matthew's House Seniors Drop-In Centre Programs

Phone:
Work: 905-523-5546 x240
Contact:
Mel Delorme, Supervisor, Social Services
,
Renée Wetselaar, Executive Director
Email: Web: Address:
460 Wentworth St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 5W8, Canada
Hours:
Temporarily CLOSED due to COVID-19.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:
How to apply:

No application required.

Program provides a casual space for seniors to gather and socialize with an emphasis on low-income seniors who are vulnerable, potentially isolated or are living in at-risk conditions. Also offering light breakfast and lunch daily, TV, movies, newspapers, books, games and a free weekly chair exercise program. Provides referrals to internal services at St. Matthew’s House or external organizations or agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment and other services. Outreach workers provide friendly visiting to seniors at home for health and safety checks, and assist seniors in crisis situations.

Pancake Tuesdays

Phone: Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
71 Rebecca St, Hamilton, ON L8R 1B6, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

No application required.

Offers drop in for a quick meal and to connect with service providers, health information, emergency supplies and other items.

Glanbrook Community Services Hearing Clinic

Phone:
Contact:
Carole Taylor, Program Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
4280 Binbrook Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0, Canada
Hours:
Fourth Tuesday of each month
9 am-4 pm
By appointment only.
Cost:
Service
Special discount on hearing aids
Who can access this service:

Individuals who are culturally deaf, oral deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and their families.

How to apply:

Contact to book an appointment.

Provides hearing screening and assessment services for individuals who are culturally deaf, oral deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and their families.

Hear for Life

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
841 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton, ON L9A 4W5, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
None
Most fees covered by OHIP
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Contact to book an appointment.

Provides hearing healthcare services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Services include hearing tests, hearing aid fittings, ear wax management. Also provides information on hearing and hearing loss. 

Community Oral Health Program

Phone:
Contact:
Haidar Farran, Community Oral Health Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
71 Rebecca St, Hamilton, ON L8R 1B6, Canada
Hours:
Hours by appointment Monday to Thursday.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Individuals who experience barriers to accessing oral health services.

How to apply:

Call to register. 

Promotes oral health among individuals that are under-served and lack access to adequate oral health care. Services include cleaning, fluoridation, pits and fissure sealants, and check-ups. 

Dental Clinic, St. Peter's Hospital

Phone:
Work: 905-777-3837 x12336
Contact:
Dorar Abu Daqa
Email:
Web:
Address:
88 Maplewood Ave, Hamilton, ON L8M 1W9, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Service
fees vary by service, discounted rates and payment plans available, Cash, Cheque, or Direct Billing only
Who can access this service:

Older adults.

How to apply:

Contact to book an appointment.

Provides quality geriatric dental care to patients at St. Peter's Hospital, residents of long term care facilities, and seniors in the community.

St. Joseph's Villa Community Medical Clinics

Phone:
Work: 905-627-9011 x2248
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
56 Governors Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 5G7, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary, services available by appointment only
Cost:
Service
fees vary, contact for details
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Contact to book an appointment.

Offers medical clinic services to residents of St. Joseph's Villa and older adults in the community.

Clinics include:

  • Advanced Nursing Foot Care Services
  • Dermatology Services
  • Dental Servics

Home Maintenance Program, St. Joseph's Home Care

Phone:
Work: 905-522-6887 x2252
Toll-Free Number: 1-800-463-6612
Fax Number: 905-522-5579
Contact:
Anne Kenderic, Community Support Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Cost:
Service
fees vary by service, contact for details
Who can access this service:

Adults with permanent disabilities or seniors ages 60 and older.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Offers assistance with household chores and repairs at a low rate for seniors and people with disabilities. Services include minor plumbing, electrical, and carpentry, heavy cleaning including fridge and stove, organizing closets, basements, and garages, snow removal, landscaping etc. One hour minimum is required.

Home Maintenance and Repair Referred Worker Program

Phone: Contact:
Carole Taylor, Program Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
4280 Binbrook Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Service
Fees vary by type of work: $25-$30/hr
Who can access this service:

Older adults who are financially marginalized or geared to income.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Glanbrook Community Services offers the services of skilled and knowledgeable individuals to provide a wide range of services to help in home and yard maintenance for older adults. The service providers supply their own tools and equipment.

These services include:

  • basic carpentry
  • electrical & plumbing
  • painting & wall-papering
  • cleaning & repair of windows/eaves
  • gardening & grass cutting,
  • help with household rubbish removal  

Quality Home Cleaning Program, St. Joseph's Home Care

Phone:
Work: 905-522-6887 x2252
Toll-Free Number: 1-800-463-6612
Fax Number: 905-529-6646
Contact:
Anne Kenderic, Community Support Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Cost:
Service
fees vary, contact for details
Who can access this service:

Adults with permanent disabilities and older adults.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

The Quality Home Cleaning Program offers a range of housekeeping services for individuals who need assistance with routine household activities, with a goal to support those who require assistance with day-to-day household activities so that they are able to live independently for as long as possible. It is a client paid and client directed service provided at a low cost to seniors over 60 and adults with permanent physical disabilities.

Services include: 

  • Vacuuming, dusting, and mopping floors
  • Cleaning kitchen and bathrooms
  • Laundry and changing bed linens
  • Sorting and taking out garbage/recycling

At Your Senior Service

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Mon-Sun
9 am-8 pm
Cost:
Service
Fees vary according to service and level of care provided.  Contact for details.
Who can access this service:

Services designed to support seniors and their caregivers

How to apply:

Contact to register

Provides support services by qualified professionals that improve the quality of life for seniors.  Hourly, weekend, short term, long term, and respite care available.  Staff are properly screened, fully licensed and insured.  Services include:

Personal care

  • Exercise and range of motion
  • Transferring
  • Feeding

Companion care

  • Fall prevention
  • Medication reminders
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Shopping and errands
  • Laundry

Specialty care

  • Alzheimer's
  • Dimentia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Hip Replacement
  • Stroke

Stoney Creek Seniors Outreach Services

Phone:
Contact:
Dave Cage, President
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Excluding holidays
Cost:
Service
fees vary by service, contact for details
Who can access this service:

Seniors and people with disabilities who live in Stoney Creek

How to apply:

Contact to register for programs.  Transportation must be booked two days in advance. 

Non-profit community organization that assists seniors and disabled persons to remain independent and in their homes. Services include: 

  • transportation to medical appointments
  • shopping
  • hair appointments
  • assistance with minor home repairs
  • yard work
  • housekeeping
  • snow removal

Operation Snow Shovel

Phone:
Contact:
Samantha Green, Coordinator, Information, Meals on Wheels & Volunteer Services
Email: Web: Address:
2 King St W, Dundas, ON L9H 6Z1, Canada
Hours:
By appointment only.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Older adults or adults that are unable to clear snow.

How to apply:

Apply online or print the application, fill it out and return it to Dundas Community Services

Matches volunteer students with seniors and people with disabilities in need of snow removal.

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. 
 

Catholic Family Services Hamilton/Halton Gatekeepers Program

Phone:
Work: 905-527-3823 x279
Toll-Free Number: 1-877-527-3823
Contact:
Judit Zsoldos, Team Leader
Email:
Web: Address:
56 Governors Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 5G7, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Clients display: 

  • Signs of extreme personal neglect: poor hygiene, body odour, wearing dirty or inappropriate clothing
  • Signs of extreme domestic neglect: home is in severe disrepair, bad odours, excessive clutter, neglected pets, and lack of food
  • Signs of excessive hoarding
  • Social withdrawal
  • Refusal of assistance
  • Lack of concern about living condition
How to apply:

Referral form is available online and can be filled out and faxed to 905-546-5779. Contact for more information.

Works in conjunction with health and social service community partners, to identify seniors living in severe self-neglect, known as “Diogenes Syndrome”. This service is intended to increase access to support services for vulnerable and at-risk seniors and prevent the need for other services such as hospitalization and long term care.