Community Programs for Seniors
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:
- 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
- Adult Day Service
A fun, relaxed program that engages seniors in a variety of activities to help maintain physical, intellectual and social independence
- 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.
- Healthy, Safe, Strong Exercise Program
A community-based group exercise program that helps seniors improve balance and strength and reduce the chance of falls
- Supportive Housing
An alternative for individuals who need some degree of care and support to live independently within a supervised residence or building
- 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
- Overnight and Short-Stay Respite
Clients requiring nursing services can secure a short-stay respite bed. Niagara Region has two beds at Linhaven in St. Catharines and two beds at D.H. Raplje Lodge in Welland. Beds can be booked through Community Care Access Centre by calling 1-866-790-4642 ext. 3515.
- 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 - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
We receive funding from the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network, from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and partner with community organizations to deliver quality services.
The Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network is working with its stakeholders to further support efforts for healthy living in our community and aging at home.
The Niagara Walking Group is for older adults living in the Niagara Region who want to boost their overall health.