Welcome to our webpage for Age Friendly programs, services, news and information for Kitchener older adults!

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On this page:

  1. Get email updates
  2. What is Age Friendly Kitchener?
  3. Wellness
  4. Active living
  5. Learning
  6. Connecting
  7. Leisure access
  8. Inclusion support

Get email updates

On any of the pages linked from this directory, you can subscribe using the green “subscribe” button on the right side of the page. When we update a page, you’ll get an email.


What is Age Friendly Kitchener?

We built Age Friendly Kitchener in partnership with older adults in Kitchener. The Age Friendly Kitchener vision is to create a community where we can all live well and age well. To do this, we’re creating opportunities for health, participation, and security to enhance quality of life as people age. 

Age Friendly Kitchener programs fit into four categories:

To learn more about living and aging well in Kitchener, view our Age Friendly Kitchener Action Plan.


Wellness

Wellness programs focus on enhancing the physical, emotional, and mental components of health. 

Some of our wellness programs include:

  • Pilates
  • yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • mindfulness
  • meditation

Register for a program


Active living

Integrating daily physical activity is important to maintaining health and independence. We offer a wide range of activities to suit every interest and ability.

Some of our active living programs include:

  • strength training
  • flexibility
  • balance
  • conditioning
  • dance
  • chair fitness
  • recreational sports

Register for a program


Learning

It’s never too late to learn a new skill or find a new hobby. Our learning programs are designed to meet the needs of older adults and delivered in a supportive and social setting.

Some of our learning programs include:

Register for a program


Connecting

We offer older adults opportunities to stay socially connected and engaged with their community through in-person, virtual and telephone programs.

Some of our connecting programs include:

Register for a program

Support calls for seniors

With physical distancing measures in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, we're supporting Kitchener seniors who may be feeling isolated, or just want to talk, through regular social and wellbeing support calls.

If you know a senior who would benefit from this service, please have them call 519-741-2916 to register.

We also accept referrals from friends, family and community agencies if the senior has given permission to share their contact information and has agreed to receive reassurance calls from us.

If you have any questions, please email Bethany Pearce or call 519-741-2200 ext. 5081.


Leisure access

Visit our leisure access page to apply for lower registration fees for city-run programs. This does not include programs run by neighbourhood associations or our partners. Check with community centre staff for fee assistance options.


Inclusion support

If you have a disability and need support to join any of our programs, you can apply for an inclusion membership. Visit our inclusion support page to learn more and apply.