Senior services

Find information on seniors programming, home support services, aging in Waterloo and senior's centres.


 On this page

  1. Senior centres
  2. Seniors programming
  3. Home support services
  4. WOW Waterloo telephone program
  5. Guides and directories
  6. 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.

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

Seniors programming

Our staff are happy to offer a variety of programming for adults 55+ in Waterloo. All of our programs are offered out of the Senior Centre located at 101 Father David Bauer Drive. Find our programs listed below.

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.

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. Types of activities include:

  • billiards, cards, knitting, wood carving, ukulele and arts and crafts

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

January 28 2023
Ranks
Session 4 Section A
15 Table 30 Board Mitchell Movement

Director: Jake Liu

Scorer: Erin McNair

Received 330 of 330 scores.
RankPairNames [NORTH/SOUTH RANKS]BdsTotalMax%Score
1 6 Kelly Strome & Bill Hall 22 295.00 440 67.05
2 3 Ester Neufeldt & Cec Neufeldt 22 258.00 440 58.64
3 14 Vivian McLellan & Eve Pye 22 254.00 440 57.73
4 15 Marcel Verrier & Pat Paleczny 22 249.00 440 56.59
5 10 Glen Mockford & Richard Prendiville 22 243.00 440 55.23
6 5 Joyce Davidson & Rosemarie Schmidt 22 231.00 440 52.50
7 1 Jake Liu & Yena Jin 22 222.00 440 50.45
8 4 Elinor Girouard & Bill Laight 22 221.00 440 50.23
9 2 Terry Stirling & Lindsay Drummond 22 220.00 440 50.00
10 8 Ronna Hoy & Janusz Poniotowski 22 215.00 440 48.86
11 12 Dave Embury & Jonay Souder 22 210.00 440 47.73
12 13 Reneé Metzger & Gloria Bishop 22 198.00 440 45.00
13 7 Shirley Clairmont & Millie McQuillin 22 188.00 440 42.73
14 9 Margaret Pattenden & Peter McLaren 22 168.00 440 38.18
15 11 Bill Sheryer & Douglass Grant 22 128.00 440 29.09
RankPairNames [EAST/WEST RANKS]BdsTotalMax%Score
1 2 Ronnie Lowrey & Roy Dandyk 22 275.00 440 62.50
2 6 Jewel Manske & Terry Manske 22 268.00 440 60.91
3 9 Casi Zehr & Cheryl White 22 258.00 440 58.64
4 4 Ron Gadbois & Paul White 22 244.00 440 55.45
5 11 Maurice Van Brunschot & Lenny Lowrey 22 240.00 440 54.55
6 1 Dianne James & Loretta Molodecki 22 234.00 440 53.18
7 15 Bob Fletcher & Dorothy Fletcher 22 218.00 440 49.55
8 3 Stella Shypula & Rose Babcock 22 215.00 440 48.86
9 13 Marion Wright & Ken Tozer 22 209.00 440 47.50
10 5 Mark Obermeyer & Shirley Chatten 22 204.00 440 46.36
11 10 Sydney Carruthers & Barb MacLennan 22 200.00 440 45.45
12 8 Ralph Mowat & Jean Plust 22 192.00 440 43.64
13 7 Mariusz Kujawski & Leona Kujawski 22 190.00 440 43.18
14 12 Marilyn McMillan & Jane Moreau 22 181.00 440 41.14
15 14 Judy Charbonneau & Yvonne Taliotis 22 172.00 440 39.09

January 21 2023

Ranks
Session 3 Section A
16½ Table 34 Board Mitchell Movement

Director: Bob Fletcher

Scorer: Justin Henderson

Received 352 of 352 scores.
RankPairNames [NORTH/SOUTH RANKS]BdsTotalMax%Score
1 9 Terry Stirling & Janusz Poniotowski 22 267.20 440 60.73
2 14 Bill Sheryer & Lindsay Drummond 22 265.30 440 60.30
3 10 Jake Liu & Yena Jin 22 242.10 440 55.02
4 5 Rosemarie Schmidt & Joyce Davidson 22 234.90 440 53.39
5 6 Roy Dandyk & Larry Brooks 22 231.50 440 52.61
6 12 Dave Embury & Jonay Souder 22 228.30 440 51.89
7 7 Kelly Strome & Bill Hall 22 226.00 440 51.36
8 15 Mark Obermeyer & Shirley Chatten 22 223.50 440 50.80
9 8 Ronna Hoy & Douglass Grant 22 213.10 440 48.43
10 11 Marcel Verrier & Pat Paleczny 22 213.00 440 48.41
11 4 Elinor Girouard & Bill Laight 22 207.00 440 47.05
12 17 Kathy Chandler & Julia Prendiville 22 205.30 440 46.66
13 3 Vivian McLellan & Eve Pye 22 201.90 440 45.89
14 1 Bob Fletcher & Dorothy Fletcher 22 200.20 440 45.50
15 2 Sheri Barker & Peter McLaren 22 183.10 440 41.61
16 13 Bill Fay & Marlene Fay 22 177.60 440 40.36
RankPairNames [EAST/WEST RANKS]BdsTotalMax%Score
1 7 Dianne Stickney & John Stickney 20 245.10 400 61.28
2 5 Carl Thiel & Jim Furlong 22 265.90 440 60.43
3 14 Marion Wright & Ken Tozer 20 240.30 400 60.08
4 17 Cheryl White & Louise Dawdy 22 237.70 440 54.02
5 4 Judy Charbonneau & Yvonne Taliotis 22 235.10 440 53.43
6 2 Jewel Manske & Terry Manske 22 230.40 440 52.36
7 8 Glen Mockford & Richard Prendiville 20 204.60 400 51.15
8 13 Sydney Carruthers & Barb MacLennan 20 201.80 400 50.45
9 10 Ron Gadbois & Paul White 20 199.70 400 49.93
10 9 Judy Bailey & Marion Allan 20 197.80 400 49.45
11 6 Eileen Foxall & Ellen Edwards 20 192.10 400 48.03
12 12 Dianne James & Loretta Molodecki 20 190.60 400 47.65
13 15 Marilyn McMillan & Jane Moreau 20 190.20 400 47.55
14 16 Mariusz Kujawski & Leona Kujawski 20 173.20 400 43.30
15 3 Stella Shypula & Rose Babcock 22 180.40 440 41.00
16 1 Vivian Powers & Ralph Mowat 22 178.70 440 40.61
17 11 Reneé Metzger & Gloria Bishop 20 156.40 400 39.10

January 14 2023
Ranks
Session 2 Section A
15 Table 30 Board Mitchell Movement

Director: Jake Liu

Scorer: Justin Henderson

Received 330 of 330 scores.
RankPairNames [NORTH/SOUTH RANKS]BdsTotalMax%Score
1 14 John Kip & Cheryl Kip 22 273.00 440 62.05
2 7 Kelly Strome & Bill Hall 22 265.00 440 60.23
3 10 Bill Sheryer & Douglass Grant 22 254.00 440 57.73
4 8 Ronna Hoy & Janusz Poniotowski 22 253.00 440 57.50
5 15 Mark Obermeyer & Larry Brooks 22 235.00 440 53.41
6 3 Vivian McLellan & Eve Pye 22 234.00 440 53.18
7= 4 Ester Neufeldt & Cec Neufeldt 22 233.00 440 52.95
7= 13 Terry Stirling & Lindsay Drummond 22 233.00 440 52.95
9 5 Roy Dandyk & Ronnie Lowrey 22 224.00 440 50.91
10 9 Bill Fay & Marlene Fay 22 223.00 440 50.68
11 6 Bill Laight & Dianne Hause 22 200.00 440 45.45
12 11 Marcel Verrier & Pat Paleczny 22 194.00 440 44.09
13 12 Shirley Clairmont & Jean Plust 22 187.00 440 42.50
14 1 Jake Liu & Yena Jin 22 177.00 440 40.23
15 2 Margaret Pattenden & Peter McLaren 22 115.00 440 26.14
RankPairNames [EAST/WEST RANKS]BdsTotalMax%Score
1 10 Yvonne Taliotis & Judy Charbonneau 22 260.00 440 59.09
2 1 Bob Fletcher & Dorothy Fletcher 22 250.00 440 56.82
3 11 Ron Gadbois & Paul White 22 248.00 440 56.36
4 7 Glen Mockford & Richard Prendiville 22 247.00 440 56.14
5= 4 Carl Thiel & Jim Furlong 22 244.00 440 55.45
5= 5 Stella Shypula & Rose Babcock 22 244.00 440 55.45
7 3 Loretta Molodecki & Dianne James 22 228.00 440 51.82
8 13 Louise Dawdy & Tom Erling 22 224.00 440 50.91
9 12 Dave Embury & Jonay Souder 22 221.00 440 50.23
10 8 Casi Zehr & Cheryl White 22 220.00 440 50.00
11 14 Marion Wright & Ken Tozer 22 213.00 440 48.41
12 15 Ellen Edwards & Heidi Lamb 22 199.00 440 45.23
13 2 Barb MacLennan & Sydney Carruthers 22 191.00 440 43.41
14 9 Mariusz Kujawski & Leona Kujawski 22 159.00 440 36.14
15 6 Dianne Stickney & John Stickney 22 152.00 440 34.55

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 wait list 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.

Snow removal recruitment begins in September with interview held in October and orientation in November. 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

Services are available for 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.

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. 

  • you must live in the city of Waterloo and have a scheduled vaccination appointment
  • 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

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: January, February.

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

Guides and directories

We provide guides and directories that help older adults navigate aging in Waterloo. Explore how our guides can help you and your family stay active and stay in the community you love.

Older Adult Housing Directory

Each year we publish an older adult housing directory. The latest version was updated in October 2022.

Download the Older Adult Housing Directory (PDF)

Ageing well directory

The directory was created to help people aged 55+ in Waterloo access information on older adult focused services, programs, and amenities. This directory functions as a one-stop-shop for residents looking for information on housing, home support, health services, recreation and leisure, ethnic and cultural supports, and much more. 

View the ageing well Waterloo directory

You can download an accessible PDF version of the directory.

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.

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)