Older adults going through tough times don’t have to suffer alone. Our peer programs are here to help. They also support social and recreational groups across Kitchener for older adults.

On this page:

  1. Caregiver support
  2. Dementia friendly golf
  3. Mix and mingle social group
  4. Step forward walking group
  5. Accessible dance programs
  6. Our peer helpers

Caregiver support

This program is not running due to COVID-19. Please subscribe to this page to get an email when we share an update.

The caregiver support group provides assistance and encouragement to primary caregivers. The group meets at Rockway Centre to explore common difficulties and experiences in being a primary caregiver.

Support is available from experienced facilitators, staff and community links.


Dementia friendly golf

This program is not running due to COVID-19. Please subscribe to this page to get an email when we share an update.

Golf Fore Life is designed to provide those living with dementia a chance to continue playing, or return to, the sport they love.


Mix and mingle social group

This program is not running due to COVID-19. Please subscribe to this page to get an email when we share an update.

This is a coffee and conversation group, where adults age 55 years and older:

  • learn ways to build on life experience and enrich the lives of others
  • make new friends
  • share ideas
  • socialize

This group meets at Rockway Centre.


Step forward walking group

This is a weekly walking group for anyone who is going through a time of transition and would like to be involved in a loosely structured support program. Volunteers and staff guide the walk. All levels of fitness are welcome. You can move at your own pace and choose the distance you wish to walk.

The group meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Victoria Park depending on the weather. Please call 519-741-2200, ext. 5346 on Wednesdays after 8 a.m. to confirm the walk is happening.


Accessible dance program

This program is not running due to COVID-19. Please subscribe to this page to get an email when we share an update.

Sharing Dance Seniors is an accessible dance program developed to engage older adults in dance activity that benefits physical, cognitive and overall health. Classes are 60 minutes with both standing and seated options. An instructor from Canada's National Ballet School teachers the classes via video streaming from the studio in Toronto. 

Classes are offered across Kitchener.


Our peer helpers

Peer helpers are trained older-adult volunteers, who:

  • provide one-to-one support for older adults going through tough times
  • offer information seminars on issues of interest to older adults
  • facilitate support groups