Community Programs for Seniors

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Niagara Region provides a range of services for seniors who want to keep active and stay in their home as long as possible. We provide information and access to specialized programs, services and resources that help seniors live active, healthy and independent lives.

Services for seniors and caregivers

Niagara Region offers the following non-medical programs to support seniors, their families and caregivers

Program Description
Outreach Services Community workers provide in-home visits to determine what the senior wants and needs to stay safe at home. Staff can make referrals to programs designed to improve safety, independence and quality of life.
Adult Day Program A fun, relaxed program that engages seniors in a variety of activities to help maintain physical, intellectual and social independence.
Respite Companion Program An in-home service that offers caregivers relief while offering supervision, sensory stimulation, companionship and meaningful activities to seniors.
South Niagara Health and Wellness Centre A partnership with Niagara College Canada to support seniors at risk for hospitalization by providing various rehabilitation services.
Virtual Wellness Services Online health and wellness webinars for seniors.
Healthy, Safe, Strong Exercise Program A community-based group exercise program that helps seniors improve balance and strength and reduce the chance of falls.
Assisted Living An alternative for individuals who need some degree of care and support to live independently within a supervised residence or building.
Niagara Gatekeepers A phone line referral service that anyone can call to connect a vulnerable or at-risk senior with programs and services to keep them healthy, active and independent.
Information and Referral Seniors Services staff can connect you or your loved ones with the information and resources you need to live a healthy, active lifestyle at home.

Apply for these programs

Call 905-984-2621 or toll-free 1-877-212-3922, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


We receive funding from Home and Community Care Support Services, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and partner with community organizations to deliver quality services.

The Home and Community Care Support Services is working with its stakeholders to further support efforts for healthy living in our community and aging at home.

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