Seniors' Services

City building

The City of Peterborough offers many services, programs and resources for seniors – to meet their needs and to help keep them active and engaged in our community.

Seniors' Recreation Centres

Our community boasts several seniors' recreation centres that are hubs for activities and socializing.

Ontario 211

If you cannot find what you are looking for here, please call 211 or visit its website at 211Ontario.ca to find listings of organizations that provide services.

Housing

Peterborough offers many different types of housing and levels of care to seniors. The City and County of Peterborough are partners on the Fairhaven Long-term Care Facility. We support affordable housing, including rent-geared-to-income programs and rent supplements.

Health Services

Community agencies, governments and health organizations provide health services to help keep seniors healthy and engaged in our community.

Property Tax Assistance and Rebate Programs

We provide a property tax relief program to help eligible low-income seniors with the cost of property taxes.

Support and Safety

Safety is a basic need for all individuals. See our support and safety page for more information.

Recreation and Culture

Through play, culture, arts, leisure learning, sport, and travel, you can gain physical skills, develop social connections, foster creativity, and stimulate your mind.

We're pleased to offer many opportunities for recreation and culture.

The Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

775 Brealey Dr., Peterborough

705-742-0050

The Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre offers special Senior rates on their memberships. Many aquatic and fitness programs, socials, and special events offered at the Centre are geared towards older adults. The centre offers a triple gymnasium, leisure pool, therapy pool, multi purpose rooms and is also completely accessible.

The Peterborough Museum and Archives

Ashburnham Memorial Park

Museum Drive, 300 Hunter St. E., PO Box 143, Peterborough

705-743-5180

The Museum and Archives offers three galleries that feature exhibitions on the history and development of the Peterborough area and one gallery that houses special and touring exhibitions. Adult programs are offered for adults of all ages. Volunteer opportunities are available for adults. The Museum offers barrier-free access, a gift shop, picnic facilities, parking and a scenic location.

Art Gallery of Peterborough

250 Crescent St., Peterborough

705-743-9179

The Art Gallery of Peterborough offers a Seniors Art Afternoon, which provides an interpretive tour of the exhibitions with a guide. Relax with refreshments and social time in the Gallery Reading Room. Reservations required. Seniors workshops are also available as well as volunteer opportunities in Visitor Services, Exhibition Installations, Education Programs and much more.

Peterborough Public Library

345 Aylmer St. N., Peterborough

705-745-5382 ext. 2340 or 2350

Peterborough Public Library is pleased to provide home delivery services to residents who are unable to come to the library for individuals who are:

  • physically disabled
  • advanced in age
  • suffering from a long-term illness
  • temporarily ill
  • residing in a nursing home
  • residing in a retirement residence
  • confined to home due to an accident

Regular and Large Print books are available. A library card discount is offered for non-city resident seniors and there is no charge for city residents.

The Evinrude Centre

911 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 2577

The Evinrude Centre offers Seniors Skating 3-4 days per week from August to March.

The Peterborough YMCA

123 Aylmer St. S., Peterborough

705-748-9622

The YMCA offers a seniors rate on memberships for anyone over the age of 60. Programs are designed to help individuals, regardless of age, to develop in body, mind and spirit. The YMCA also features 1 racquetball and 2 squash courts. This facility is wheelchair accessible with ramps into both the small and large pools.

Trent Athletics Centre – Community Membership

1600 West Bank Dr., Peterborough

705-748-1011

Seniors and all of those with age-related health care issues will benefit significantly from Trent's renewed community programming as well as state-of-the-art new features at the Trent Athletics Centre, including a therapy tank and therapy clinic. At Trent, this important and growing community group will discover the merits of maintaining an active lifestyle at any age.

We provide a great variety of recreation programs for all age groups. Explore our Fun Guide to find something that interests you.