Active Older Adult

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

Glanbrook Community Services Home Support Referral Program

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Contact for information or to make an appointment.

Provides information on quality referrals for home cleaning, in-home foot care, in-home hairdressing, home maintenance, lawn maintenance, and gardening. 

Wesley Seniors Outreach Program

Phone:
Work: 905-528-5629 x301
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
467 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1K1, Canada
Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Older adults who are socially isolated or at risk.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Assists isolated, low income, and vulnerable seniors age 55 and older with making social connections and maintaining independence through various activities and community referrals. Outreach programs include one on one case management, and social and recreational activities. Programs are run in various locations in the greater Hamilton area. 

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.

Victorian Order of Nurses SMART Exercise and Fall Prevention Classes

Phone:
Work: 905-529-0700 x2282
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
414 Victoria Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8L 5G8, Canada
Hours:
Contact for locations and hours.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Ages 55 years and older. 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.

SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) exercise and fall prevention classes help improve strength, balance, and heart health while reducing both social isolation and hospital visits relating to falls. Classes are available in the community, at retirement homes, or via Zoom. 

Gentle Exercise Classes - Group exercise for senior adults (55+) who wish to improve their strength, balance and flexibility regardless of physical ability. 

Falls Prevention - The program aims to educate individuals on falls risk factors and falls prevention strategies. Classes are taught in a group setting and run twice a week for 12 weeks. Each class includes 15 minutes of education followed by 35 minutes of exercise.

Alzheimer Society of Hamilton Halton Sit to Be Fit Classes

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-800-565-4614 x102
Contact:
Sherri Miller, Team Lead
Email: Web: Address:
18 Ogilvie St, Dundas, ON L9H 2S2, 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, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Phone:
Work: 905-522-1155 x39380
Contact:
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. Programs are taught by a regulated health care provider.

 
General Exercise Programs

Chair-based exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. This program is suitable for all levels of fitness. 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:
Email:
Web: Address:
438 Hughson St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 4N5, Canada
Hours:
Contact for information.
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 exercise programs designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe, and strong, and promote improved balance and increased overall independence. 

Programs include:

  • Finding Your Balance - teaches how to prevent falls and participate in exercise to stay balanced
  • Sit and Fit - improve balance, posture, strength, and overall health

Theatre Ancaster Adult Programs

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

Open to all

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Theatre Ancaster provides opportunities for adults from beyond high-school age to engage in both musical and non-musical programs.

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 Games

Phone:
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
1565 Brock Rd, Hamilton, ON L9H 5E4, 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 Strabane United Church to play euchre.

Euchre and Lunch

Phone:
Contact:
Carole Taylor, Program Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Third Wednesday monthly (except June, July, August, December)
Cost:
Service
$8 per person
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Drop-in, no registration required.

Enjoy a light lunch and a game of euchre at Case United Church (6180 White Church Road).

Curling Leagues, Hamilton Victoria Curling Club

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
568 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1E2, Canada
Hours:
Contact for information.
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.

 

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. Includes activities and a soup lunch. 

Dundas 55 Plus Group Programs

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
10 Market St S, Dundas, ON L9H 1V6, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by program, contact for details.
Cost:
Program
$30 for 10 weekly sessions
Who can access this service:

Open to anyone 55 years of age and older.

How to apply:

Contact for information. 

Programs offered by a volunteer group dedicated to encouraging adults over 55 in Dundas to participate in programs that promote and enrich active lifestyles. Classes are offered seasonally (spring, fall, and winter) and include activities such as a variety of exercise classes, ukulele, choir, dancing lessons, and more. Local events of interest are also promoted.

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 Program

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:

Must live in the City of Hamilton including Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Hamilton and Stoney Creek

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:
Contact for information.
Cost:
Membership
fees vary, contact for details
Who can access this service:

Open to all women. 

How to apply:

Apply through website, or call for more information.

A social club for women from all walks of life, promoting fun and friendship with like-minded women. Women over the age of 50 wear Red Hats and purple clothing, while women under 50 wear Pink Hats and lavender clothing. 

St. Eugene's Over 50 Club

Phone:
Contact:
Kim McLelland, Secretary
Email:
Web:
Address:
232 Queenston Rd, Hamilton, ON L8K 1G6, 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.

Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences (GERAS)

Phone:
Work: 905-521-2100 x12437
Contact:
Jennifer Payne, Administration
Email: Web: Address:
88 Maplewood Ave, Hamilton, ON L8M 1W9, Canada
Hours:
Mon-Fri
9am-5pm
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:

  • Cognitive Assessment Tools Workshop
  • Geriatric Foundations eLearning
  • Pre-Retirement Courses
  • Positive Aging and Well-Being
  • GERAS dance/exercise classes

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

Seniors in Motion (S.I.M) Gym

Phone:
Work: 905-627-3541 x2109
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
56 Governors Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 5G7, Canada
Hours:
Program hours vary, contact for details.
Cost:
Service
$35 monthly pass; $25 10-class pass; $2.50 Drop-In class
Who can access this service:

Open to anyone in the community ages 55 and older.

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 Fitness
  • Falls Prevention
  • Gentle Strength
  • Sit and Be Fit
  • Spin
  • Strength
  • Tai Chi Fitness
  • Yoga

Shalom Village Fitness Club

Phone:
Work: 905-529-1613 x220
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
70 Macklin St N, Hamilton, ON L8S 3S1, Canada
Hours:
Closed 12 noon-12:30pm for lunch.
Cost:
Membership
$40/month, paid every four months, Initial assessment cost is $25
Who can access this service:

Shalom Village residents, and all Hamilton area seniors over 65 years old.

How to apply:

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

Fitness centre for older adults, with individualized programs designed to meet client's goals. 

Equipment includes:

  • Keiser-strength training equipment (chest press, lat pull-down, leg press, military press, calf strengthening, triceps press, biceps curl, lower back strengthening, leg extensions, leg curls, upper back strengthening machines)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (Nusteps, recumbent bikes, upright bikes, an arm cycle ergometer, treadmills
  • NeuroGym equipment (sit-to-stand trainer, bungee walker, pendulum stepper)
  • Free weights, bands and tubes, exercise classes for various levels of mobility

Home Library Service

Phone:
Work: 905-546-3200 x3222
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
55 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R 3K1, Canada
Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
None
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 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)
  • Items can be returned on member's behalf to any library branch
  • Library drop boxes are accessible 24/7

Glanbrook Community Services Fitness and Exercise Programs

Phone:
Contact:
Carole Taylor, Program Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
4300 Binbrook Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0, Canada
Hours:
Registration begins 30 minutes before program start.
Cost:
Program
fees vary, contact for details
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: adapted exercises for older adults who need a slower more gentle pace
  • 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

Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion

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

Open to women ages 19 and older.

How to apply:

Contact local Legion Branch for more information.

Women's group that supports the Legion and its members, as well as community groups. Also engages in social activities such as luncheons, euchre tournaments, and more.

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:
Contact for information.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

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

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:
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 services include:

  • free home assessments
  • referrals for installation of assistive devices, minor home repairs, and modifications
  • subsidies for assistive devices (such as 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:
Work: 905-627-9922 x23
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
30 King St E, Dundas, ON L9H 1B8, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by program, contact for details.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Adults aged 55 years and older.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Offers a variety of supports and services for older adults, including:

  • Adult Day Program: One-on-one opportunities to work with staff, skill development, and social interaction. A primary focus of this Day Program is to provide social inclusion opportunities.
  • Education: Includes courses, groups, and worships on topics including positive aging, long-term care access, estate tax, technology usage, and more. 
  • Social opportunities: Kibitz Corner, games, coffee and chat, and more.
  • Seniors Counselling: Drop-in counselling with a Social Worker.

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 x24796
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
Hours:
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. Anyone can apply to enroll as a listener or auditor to attend classes without receiving grades or credit.

Student Services provides services such as:

  • Program enrolment assistance
  • Timetable information
  • University/College transfers
  • Payment of program fees
  • Aid and award forms
  • Student card replacement 
  • Diploma requests

Student Services Office is located at the Office of the Registrar in Gilmour Hall, 108. 
 

Silver Mountain Euchre Club

Phone:
Contact:
Jennifer Nasso
Email:
Web: Address:
631 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, ON L9C 1X7, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Membership
$1 per week
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:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Schedule is available on the website.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Hamilton residents age 55 and older.

How to apply:

To register call 905-526-4084 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 special guest workshops, trivia, Family Feud, brain games, story breaks, and fitness classes.

  • Programs are multi-person phone conversations (or conference calls). 
  • No special equipment needed – any phone will do  
  • Each phone session averages 5-10 people on the call  

One-on-One Tech Calls, Cyber Seniors

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-844-217-3057
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
By appointment.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all seniors.

How to apply:

Phone or visit website to book an appointment. 

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 30 minutes in length.

Technology Webinars, Cyber Seniors

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-844-217-3057
Contact:
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. Subjects include technology and computers, exercise classes, meditation, and virtual world tours. All previous webinars are available online. 

Centre de Santé Communautaire Support Services for Seniors and Vulnerable Persons

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
1320 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8H 2W1, Canada
Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Services for French-speaking persons aged 55 and over, or over 18 and considered vulnerable.

How to apply:

All individual services are by appointment only. Contact for information. 

Providing support services for older adults and vulnerable persons, including:

  • Home care services for eligible clients
  • Case management
  • Community social worker services
  • Nursing services
  • Occupational therapy services
  • Oral hygiene services
  • Foot care services
  • Falls prevention
  • Exercise programs and workshops

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 info@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
  • emotional abuse
  • physical abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • neglect

Life After Fifty-Five

Phone:
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Anyone over the age of 55. Newcomers welcome.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Informal, weekly group to reduce social isolation amongst seniors and build strong community supports. Casual conversation aimed on improving English language skills and cultural awareness.