Senior services

On this page

  1. Senior centres
  2. Active living programs
  3. Leisure programs
  4. Day programs
  5. Home support services
  6. WOW Waterloo telephone program
  7. June is Seniors month
  8. Older Adult Housing Directory
  9. You are not alone guide
  10. Celebrating seniors video series

Senior centres

The Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex and the Community Pavilion are located at 101 Father David Bauer Drive. Programming for different activity levels is available.


Active living programs

Many of our registered programs appeal to active seniors. Programs take place at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. Types of activities include:

  • dance
  • yoga
  • tai chi
  • other activities as scheduled

Check our program and classes page to learn how to register.

Getting there:

  • to arrive by car, enter the east entrance from Father David Bauer Drive  
  • to arrive by bus, use Route 5 ERB or Route 12 WESTMOUNT buses
  • the walking distance to the WMRC east entrance from the nearest bus stops are 350 metres from the stop on the north side of Erb Street and 370 metres from the stop on the south side of Erb Street

Leisure programs

Drop-in leisure activities are available at the Community Pavilion. The fee for most activities is $2.25. A ten visit pass is available for $20.24.

  • billiards, cards, knitting, and arts and crafts now in progress
  • wood carving and ukulele will resume in Fall 2022

Getting there:

  • to arrive by car, enter the west entrance from Father David Bauer Drive and follow the laneway under the new pedestrian bridge to reach a parking area closest to the Community Pavilion entrance.
  • to arrive by bus, use Route 5 ERB or Route 12 WESTMOUNT buses
  • the walking distance to the Community Pavilion from the nearest bus stops are 341 metres from the stop on the north side of Erb Street and 377 metres from the stop on the south side of Erb Street 
 

Waterloo Duplicate Bridge Club - Scores

 
To join the weekly email list please email Sarah Kelly, Community Leisure Programmer - Sarah.Kelly@waterloo.ca

Waterloo Duplicate Bridge Club

Saturday Afternoon Duplicate October 1 2022

***ATTENTION: There will be no Duplicate Bridge Club next Saturday October 8 2022***

Ranks
Session 16 Section A
10½ Table 22 Board Mitchell Movement

Director: Bob Fletcher

Scorer: Justin Henderson

Received 220 of 220 scores.
RankPairNames [NORTH/SOUTH RANKS]BdsTotalMax%Score
1 9 Bill Sheryer & Lindsay Drummond 22 247.00 396 62.37
2 5 Jake Liu & Yena Jin 22 242.00 396 61.11
3 6 Ted Penny & Rosemarie Schmidt 22 220.00 396 55.56
4 10 Ronna Hoy & Douglass Grant 22 214.00 396 54.04
5 2 Peter McLaren & Margaret Pattenden 22 185.00 396 46.72
6= 7 Marcel Verrier & Pat Paleczny 22 183.00 396 46.21
6= 8 Jim Furlong & Carl Thiel 22 183.00 396 46.21
8 1 Bob Fletcher & Dorothy Fletcher 22 175.00 396 44.19
9 4 Elinor Girouard & Bill Laight 22 172.00 396 43.43
10 3 Vivian McLellan & Eve Pye 22 159.00 396 40.15
RankPairNames [EAST/WEST RANKS]BdsTotalMax%Score
1 6 Sydney Carruthers & Barb MacLennan 20 214.00 360 59.44
2 7 Eileen Foxall & Ellen Edwards 20 210.00 360 58.33
3 8 Judy Bailey & Marion Allan 20 207.00 360 57.50
4 2 Vivian Powers & Lenny Lowrey 20 204.00 360 56.67
5 4 Marion Wright & Ken Tozer 20 198.00 360 55.00
6 1 Stella Shypula & Milvi Puss 20 182.00 360 50.56
7 5 Marilyn McMillan & Jane Moreau 20 179.00 360 49.72
8 10 Joan Sobczuk & Judy Charbonneau 20 163.00 360 45.28
9 9 Mark Obermeyer & Shirley Chatten 20 145.00 360 40.28
10 3 Dianne Hause & Rose Babcock 20 143.00 360 39.72
11 11 Gloria Bishop & Reneé Metzger 20 135.00 360 37.50
September 24 2022
Ranks
Session 15 Section A
11 Table 22 Board Mitchell Movement

Director: Bob Fletcher

Scorer: Justin Henderson

Received 242 of 242 scores.
RankPairNames [NORTH/SOUTH RANKS]BdsTotalMax%Score
1 10 Jake Liu & Yena Jin 22 291.00 440 66.14
2 5 Douglass Grant & Bill Sheryer 22 267.00 440 60.68
3 7 Marcel Verrier & Pat Paleczny 22 232.00 440 52.73
4 8 Ronna Hoy & Janusz Poniotowski 22 230.00 440 52.27
5 11 Jim Goll & Allan Graff 22 229.00 440 52.05
6 2 Wayne Schroeder & Lindsay Drummond 22 223.00 440 50.68
7 1 Peter McLaren & Margaret Pattenden 22 219.00 440 49.77
8 9 Jim Furlong & Carl Thiel 22 216.00 440 49.09
9 6 Bob Fletcher & Dorothy Fletcher 22 187.00 440 42.50
10 4 Elinor Girouard & Bill Laight 22 185.00 440 42.05
11 3 Vivian McLellan & Eve Pye 22 141.00 440 32.05
RankPairNames [EAST/WEST RANKS]BdsTotalMax%Score
1 10 Dave Embury & Neil Coburn 22 299.00 440 67.95
2 8 Paul White & Ron Gadbois 22 263.00 440 59.77
3 5 Vivian Powers & Lenny Lowrey 22 242.00 440 55.00
4 2 Eileen Foxall & Ellen Edwards 22 238.00 440 54.09
5 6 Jean Plust & Maurice Van Brunschot 22 225.00 440 51.14
6 4 Stella Shypula & Sydney Carruthers 22 209.00 440 47.50
7 7 Mariusz Kujawski & Leona Kujawski 22 206.00 440 46.82
8 9 Judy Bailey & Marion Allan 22 202.00 440 45.91
9 11 Gloria Bishop & Reneé Metzger 22 191.00 440 43.41
10 3 Dianne Hause & Rose Babcock 22 180.00 440 40.91
11 1 Judy Charbonneau & Joan Sobczuk 22 165.00 440 37.50
September 17 2022
Ranks
Session 14 Section A
10 Table 20 Board Mitchell Movement

Director: Bob Fletcher

Scorer: Judi Zienchuk

Received 200 of 200 scores.
RankPairNames [NORTH/SOUTH RANKS]BdsTotalMax%Score
1 10 Marcel Verrier & Pat Paleczny 20 216.00 360 60.00
2 8 Ronna Hoy & Douglass Grant 20 212.00 360 58.89
3 3 Vivian McLellan & Eve Pye 20 198.00 360 55.00
4 1 Bob Fletcher & Dorothy Fletcher 20 186.00 360 51.67
5 6 Jim Goll & Allan Graff 20 180.00 360 50.00
6 7 Sydney Carruthers & Dave Pennington 20 177.00 360 49.17
7 9 Bill Sheryer & Lindsay Drummond 20 168.00 360 46.67
8 5 Elinor Girouard & Bill Laight 20 163.00 360 45.28
9 4 Shirley Clairmont & Millie McQuillin 20 162.00 360 45.00
10 2 Peter McLaren & Margaret Pattenden 20 138.00 360 38.33
RankPairNames [EAST/WEST RANKS]BdsTotalMax%Score
1 2 Marion Wright & Ken Tozer 20 233.00 360 64.72
2 4 Glen Mockford & Richard Prendiville 20 216.00 360 60.00
3 8 Jake Liu & Yena Jin 20 207.00 360 57.50
4 9 Mark Obermeyer & Shirley Chatten 20 200.00 360 55.56
5 3 Linda Dever & Rose Babcock 20 178.00 360 49.44
6 6 Eileen Foxall & Ellen Edwards 20 166.00 360 46.11
7 10 Judy Charbonneau & Joan Sobczuk 20 163.00 360 45.28
8 7 Mariusz Kujawski & Leona Kujawski 20 161.00 360 44.72
9 1 Stella Shypula & Milvi Puss 20 157.00 360 43.61
10 5 Carl Thiel & Jim Furlong 20 119.00 360 33.06

Call customer service at 519-579-1020 or email Leisureprogramming@waterloo.ca for schedule information.


Senior day program

We provide a variety of group activities for those 55+ and living with a chronic illness, physical disability or memory loss.

Programs run Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Pavilion. The cost is $17 per day. Subsidies are available if necessary. 

Referrals can be made through Community Care at 519-310-2222. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our program please call 519-888-6356 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941. There is a waitlist for this service.

Participants, caregivers and families are key partners in care provided by the senior day program and are supported by a Patient Bill of Rights that sets the foundation for how they can expect to interact with and be treated by all staff.


Home support services

We provide a number of support services to assist vulnerable older adults to live safely and remain active. Depending on the service, it may take one day to several months to complete registration.

Register at 519-579-6930 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

Participants, caregivers and families are key partners in care provided by the home support services program and are supported by a Patient Bill of Rights that sets the foundation for how they can expect to interact with and be treated by all staff.

Three course lunches

Enjoy a delicious three course meal Monday to Friday at noon at the Community Pavilion.

We make accommodations for special dietary needs. Clients must book one business day in advance. $8/meal.

All meals are served with vegetable and salad, and include one cup of tea or coffee. All meals can be made to accommodate individual dietary requirements. Menus are posted weekly on Mondays in the front lobby.

Sample menus
  • potato leek soup, baked ham, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, salad, butter tart
  • vegetable beef soup, breaded haddock, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower salad, cooked carrots, chocolate zucchini cake
  • tomato soup, shepherd’s pie, Caesar salad, orange cake
  • sweet potato soup, chicken thigh, rice, mixed vegetables, salad, pumpkin pie
  • cream of broccoli soup, sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, pudding

Grocery shopping

Getting your grocery shopping done can be a challenge. Our volunteers can assist you in the store or list shop on your behalf. $10/shopping trip.

Home maintenance

Maintenance workers can assist with seasonal work, including lawn care, snow removal and minor repairs. The cost is $22/hour. If workers uses their own equipment the rate is $27.00/hour.

Services are provided by a brokered worker that operates as an independent contractor paid directly by the client. Brokered workers are screened by Senior Services staff prior to being matched with clients. Services arrangements are made between the client and brokered worker.  

Homemaking

Dependable homemakers help with household tasks, including cleaning, laundry and meal preparation.

You will have a standing appointment with the same homemaker, scheduled weekly, bi-weekly or every four weeks.

Cost is $22/hour.

Services are provided by a brokered worker that operates as an independent contractor paid directly by the client. Brokered workers are screened by Senior Services staff prior to being matched with clients. Services arrangements are made between the client and brokered worker.

There is a waiting list for service.

Telephone reassurance

When you live alone, loneliness and personal safety are issues. Our trained volunteers can call from Monday to Friday to check in and give you and your family peace of mind. This service is free.

Rides

Free transportation to vaccination clinics for older adults (65+), and adults with unique needs is available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

  • Individuals who live in the city of Waterloo and have a scheduled vaccination appointment can contact a Care Facilitator with Home Support Services at 519-579-6930 to complete a short intake questionnaire and arrange for transportation.
  • Same-day transportation is not available. Available drivers and vehicles may be limited, passengers are encouraged to call to schedule transportation as soon as they have confirmed their vaccine appointment.
  • Vehicles are not wheelchair accessible, however they can safely accommodate walking devices such as walkers and canes. Passengers should be able to get into and out of the vehicle independently to promote safe physical distancing whenever possible.

General ride service

This service provides rides to medical appointments, activities and grocery shopping. Book your trained volunteer driver at least two business days in advance.

The cost is $5 for a one-way ride in Waterloo; rates outside of Waterloo vary depending on the location.

We are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or rides to day programs. For accessible transportation, please contact Mobility Plus.


WOW Waterloo

WOW is a Seniors’ Centre Without Walls telephone program that brings social, recreational and educational programs to seniors. Enjoy guests speakers, learn new skills and engage in friendly conversations with other seniors in your community.

In order to join the WOW program you will need:

  1. A working telephone
  2. To be a senior in Waterloo or the surrounding community
  3. To register by calling 519-579-1020 x 10037
  4. To answer a brief intake questionnaire

After joining, you will be registered for weekly or daily activities offered on our program calendar: September, October.

WOW Waterloo is an inclusive program for all older adults residing in Waterloo. To promote a welcoming and safe setting for all, we ask that participants observe our Respectful Conduct Policy:

  • to participate in a kind and respectful manner
  • to create an inclusive environment that honours people of all cultures, traditions, faiths, genders, sexual orientation, abilities, and life experiences
  • to respect all group members and their opinions, even if they differ from your own
  • to allow the facilitator, volunteer or guest speaker to lead the conversation or activity
  • to allow everyone a chance to speak and participate by not dominating conversations
  • to maintain confidentiality – information that is shared on the call by others should be kept private and confidential

June is Seniors month

Thank you for joining us for the 2022 June is Seniors month events. Check back in Spring 2023 for next year's events.


Older Adult Housing Directory

Each year we publish an older adult housing directory. The latest version was updated in June 2021.

Download the Older Adult Housing Directory (PDF)


You are not alone

The City of Waterloo in collaboration with Age-Friendly Waterloo Multi-Agency Committee has developed a Guide to Improve Social Connectedness (PDF) as recommended from the city's Older Adult Social Isolation Report (2018).

The guide is intended to create awareness for older adults experiencing social isolation and provide resources to support getting connected in your community.

Content for the guide was compiled with the help of various community organizations and members.

Hard copies of the guide are available at city recreation facilities and local libraries.


Celebrating seniors video series

Celebrate Seniors is a video campaign featuring City of Waterloo senior groups that contribute to the health and wellness of other seniors in the community.

  1. The Old Salts Seniors Canoe Club (1:09) 
  2. Owl's Nest woodcarvers club (1:29) 
  3. Creative Crafters (1:15)