Creating more seniors centres across the province

Dipika Dameria, associate minister of Health and Long-Term Care

The province is now accepting applications from organizations interested in opening new Seniors Active Living Centres, to develop up to 40 new centres across the province over the next three years.

These new centres will help meet the needs of the province’s growing seniors population by offering programming that supports seniors to remain independent, healthy and active, safe and socially-connected. Programming could include a range of activities such as exercise classes, transportation services and communal dining experiences.

“We are expanding the network of senior centres across the province to meet the demand of a growing seniors population, and to help keep seniors active, healthy and engaged,” says Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors Affairs. “We are encouraged by the level of interest already, and look forward to receiving proposals that look to support our diverse communities.”

The province currently supports a network of 263 centres that welcome more than 100,000 people each year, and will be investing $8 million over three years to develop up to 40 new centres. Applications for the first round of new centres will be accepted until Dec. 21, 2017.

Supporting seniors in living healthy and active lives is part of the province’s plan to create jobs, grow its economy, and help people in their everyday lives.

For more information visit www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-seniors-affairs.