Senior Programs

Senior Information Day Webinar: Registration Here! 

Senior Information & Care Package: Registration Here!

Sit & Spin / Lunch Club Programs: Registration Here!

 Senior Information Day Webinar           Senior info package

sit & spin

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Marla Bailey

events@penetanguishene.ca

705-549-7453 ext. 223


Senior Information Day Resources

Sponsors: 

Title Sponsor: Dentures by Denturists 

At Dentures by Denturists, we are dedicated to offering our patients the highest quality denture care. From precision implant-supported dentures to a full range of traditional dentures, we use only the best materials available. Jaro and his team have more than 50 years of combined experience in their craft. You are in good hands!

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HGR Graham Partners LLP- Donna Macfarlane, Partner

HGR Graham Partners LLP is a full service law firm. We handle a wide range of legal matters for a diverse clientele. Our clients know that HGRGP delivers results: a completed transaction, a settled dispute. If you’re not yet a client, we invite you to contact us and learn what we can do for you.

The firm is organized into several practice groups providing focused legal advice in the areas noted below. In the rare cases where a client’s legal needs can not be met within our firm, we will turn to our network of other leading service providers and assist our clients in accessing the talent needed to address their needs.

If you are not sure who can most effectively handle your needs, we will help select the right member of the firm for you. Send your inquiry to info@hgrgp.ca or call us at any of our offices.

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ProResp Inc.

Pro Resp

Since 1981, ProResp has delivered professional, innovative and meaningful client-centered respiratory care to communities across Ontario. We were the first community provider in Ontario to deliver oxygen therapy services with a Respiratory Therapist as the front-line caregiver. Today we are one of the largest employers of respiratory therapists in the province. 

Local ProResp Respiratory Therapists and Service Delivery Representatives are always on-call. We are available for urgent needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Comfort Keepers Georgian Triangle

Comfort Keepers Georgian Triangle provides in-home senior and adult personal care service in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Midland, Stayner, Thornbury, Meaford and Owen Sound. In home care can also be in retirement homes, long-term care facilities and even in a hospital setting.

We Can All Use a Helping Hand Sometimes…
Comfort Keepers Georgian Triangle provides in-home care support whether you need help living independently or you are a caregiver overwhelmed with everything. With our trained and friendly staff, flexible hours, and our extensive list of as-you-need-them home care services, Comfort Keepers gives you the helping hand you need, when you need it.

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Chartwell Retirement Residence

Chartwell

Making People's Lives BETTER is more than a phrase at Chartwell, it is a promise that we consider to be our highest priority. We want our residents to know that the care and services they receive in a Chartwell home will make their lives happier, healthier and more meaningful. We want family members to feel reassured that their loved ones are secure, active and engaged while living in one of our retirement or long term care residences. We want our employees to know that their contributions are valued and appreciated.

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Independent Living Services Simcoe County

ILSS

We’re here to understand your needs and get you connected to the solutions that are right for you. There is no one size fits all when it comes to programs. The primary role of Independent Living Services (ILS) is to act as a physical extension of the person in a way that promotes independence, dignity and respect. Assistance with personal care is the primary focus of what we do. It is a non-medical model of care designed for seniors and adults with significant disabilities. All of our programs are provided at no cost and are funded by the Ministry of Health from the LHIN and medical referrals are not needed. If any of our programs match what you’re looking for, give us a call.

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Quipit

Quipit is a free online classified website created to buy, sell, or give away gently used equipment such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, and bathroom safety devices.

Quipit was founded by Independent Living Service of Simcoe County and Area (ILS) in collaboration with Community Connections (211) and United Way of Simcoe Muskoka and is managed by ILS as a social enterprise.

All revenue generated by Quipit supports ILS’s efforts in fulfilling our vision: “Full Life Living” for seniors and people with disabilities in Simcoe County.  

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Health Works Chiropractic & Wellness Centre

Health works

At Health Works Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, we provide complete natural health care. We have brought together many different practitioners and services under one roof, so that you have everything you need on your journey to optimal health and wellness!

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IRIS Optometrists and Opticians

 

Our healthcare professionals provide primary vision care including vision testing and correction.

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Independent Norwex Rep Lisa Beaudoin

Lisa Norwex

For questions and orders, please email: lisa.beaudoin@norwex.biz

June Norwex Promos: Click here 

Any orders placed this month can earn all the host rewards! I will be doing a draw at the end of the month! 

 

Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors

 

The Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors Club mission is to build a healthy community with programs that address the diverse needs of our seniors who are 50 plus, and that provide and promote fellowship, recreation, entertainment, and life enrichment for seniors in comfortable surroundings.

The Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors Club, in Tiny Ontario, evolved from an idea to have a facility where members and guests could take part in programs that fit the lifestyles of today's active senior community. The " Swinging Seniors" provides people 50+ in a rural community an opportunity to stay physically fit and socially engaged. The Club welcomes new members, life members and visitors to participate in all of the activities in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

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Penetanguishene Lions Club

Lions Club

The Penetanguishene Lions Club meet the needs of our local community every day by providing service to those around us. Where there is a need, we as Lions will do whatever is necessary to help.

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Friends of the Penetanguishene Museum

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Knight Haven Bowling Lanes

6 Alleys of 5 Pin Bowling Lanes. Fully Licensed Conference & Banquet Hall for rent.

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Bayfield House Retirement Lodge

Welcome to Bayfield House Retirement Lodge! Set on the shores of stunning Georgian Bay, with waterfront views of Penetanguishene Harbour, Bayfield House Retirement Lodge delivers an unbeatable location in the heart of North Simcoe. Our Home offers the best of both worlds where you can relax and enjoy your Retirement surrounded by friends, with the added comfort in knowing that personalized support is available whenever you may need it.

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La Cle d’la Baie Radio CFRH

CRFH, disponible sur les fréquences 88,1 FM et 106,7 FM, offre une programmation musicale variée et de qualité, suit l’actualité locale et l’information régionale, garde un babillard à jour sur les événements communautaires qui se passent dans la région et offre des entrevues d’artistes francophones de partout au Canada et d’ailleurs. Nous offrons aussi la possibilité de faire des émissions bénévoles.

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County of Simcoe, Ontario Renovates Program

 

The Ontario Renovates Program includes funding for urgent repairs, renovations, and accessibility modifications for low to moderate income homeowners. Funding of up to $15,000 per unit is available. Accessibility modifications are particularly beneficial for seniors to allow them to 'age in place' and persons with disabilities who require unit modifications.

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Participating Organizations

Penetanguishene Public Library

The Penetanguishene Public Library is a bilingual, community-oriented partner that fosters leisure reading, viewing, listening and lifelong learning.

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World Famous Dock Lunch

Located at the end of Main Street on the Town Dock in Penetanguishene, Ontario, the World Famous Dock Lunch has been an area landmark since 1957. For eat-in or take-out, the Dock Lunch is everyone’s favourite eating place. The family-run business is owned and operated by local resident and entrepreneur, Nick Boudouris.

The W.F.D.L. offers seating inside with a real “on the lake” cottage atmosphere as well as outdoor seating with a captivating view of Penetanguishene Bay and the town harbour.

Stop in for lunch or for dessert, the Dock Lunch is not only World F

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Community Reach

Community Reach North Simcoe is a charitable organization that has been offering transportation programs since 2004. With a history of innovative programming in a variety of areas including Transportation. The organization has always responded to community needs.

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Simcoe County LINX & LINX+ PLUS

Simcoe County LINX is a conventional public transit system that links major urban hubs and local transit services in the County of Simcoe. The LINX transit system provides citizens and visitors reliable and courteous transit system in clean, safe and accessible vehicles.

If you are unable to use conventional public transit due to a physical disability or functional disability you may be eligible for travel on Linx PLUS+, the County of Simcoe's specialized transit service.

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VON

VON Canada is Canada’s only, national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. For more than 115 years, our nurses, therapists and other health care providers have cared for Canadians in their own homes. Today, we offer more than 75 home care, personal support, and community services designed to help people of all ages to get healthy and stay healthy. Our team of more than 5,000 staff and 9,000 volunteers serves Canadians in more than 1,200 communities across our country.

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Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Click here for the Staying Independent A Home Safety Checklist

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, like all 36 health units in Ontario, offers a combination of programs and services, and works on policies and initiatives that protect and promote the health of the populations it serves. In doing so, we recognize that health is complex and influenced by a number of factors, such as where we live and work, the amount of money we have, and our social connections. These factors are called the social determinants of health, and in collaboration with our partners, and oftentimes behind-the-scenes, we work to address them and the role they play in health of our communities.

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Quest Art

We offer the only programme in Midland available for Alzheimers patients and their caregivers. We partner with Waypoint Mental Health Services, North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub and Community Living Huronia – offering their clients the chance to develop creativity, expression and enjoy companionship with others.

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Heart to Home Meals 

We believe life should get easier as you age. That’s why we’ve created a service with your lifestyle, tastes and nutrition in mind. Order online or by phone and one of our friendly, trusted members of our delivery team will deliver your meals straight to your door. We can even place them in your freezer for you!*

And when it comes to nutrition, our team of experts work tirelessly to ensure we’re always providing the best to our customers. Andrea, our Consultant Dietitian, has worked closely with our chefs to develop delicious meals that help support the nutritional needs of seniors. Our menu includes a wide variety of entrées including beef, chicken, pork, fish, vegetarian and breakfast options. We have several soups to start and tempting desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. Our diet coding system was created to help you choose the meals that meet your dietary needs for high protein, low carbohydrates and/or saturated fat, low sodium, high fibre, vegetarian, and/or no added sugar. 

We always recommend you double check with a healthcare professional to ensure your individual nutritional requirements are met. In addition to our standard-sized meals, we offer mini versions for smaller appetites, hearty versions for larger appetites, a range of delicious minced or pureed meals as well as meals that have controlled levels of potassium and phosphorus.

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Click below to register for Town of Penetanguishene Programs:

RecDesk Link

Registration Forms - Adult

Recreation Waiver 

Penetanguishene Memorial Centre Protocols


Ways to Register:

Preferred Option:

Other Options: Please refrain from using cash when possible during COVID-19.

  • In person at Town Hall with Registration Form and payment (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm). (Town Hall open by appointment only)
  • Mail Registration Form (with Visa/MasterCard information filled out or enclosed cheque) 10 Robert Street W, PO Box 5009, Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 2G2
  • After hours drop box at main entrance Town Hall (sealed envelope with registration form and payment)

OPENING DAY OF REGISTRATION

Please note that in the past we have had a line-up prior to the doors opening at Town Hall for customers wanting to register, particularly for Private Swimming Lessons spots.   All programs have limited spaces available and spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, with those who arrive in person to register are served first, and staff will process any registrations submitted by email/fax as soon as time permits that same day.

 

 


 

 

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING FOR SENIORS

VON- SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) ® Exercise & Education Program Virtual Programming Opportunities (Click here for PDF)

VON Smart

SMART Virtual Registration

The SMART Program is required to track attendance for our funder through self-reporting. We would appreciate if you would call the SMART office in your area to register for SMART Virtual Programming and find out how you can help us track attendance. Registering for SMART Virtual Programming will also enable you to get updates about virtual programming and in-person classes. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Georgian Bay and Area, 705-355-2200

SMARTGeorgianBay@von.ca

SMART is on YouTube

SMART Exercise Classes have been recorded and uploaded on to the VON Simcoe County SMART Program YouTube Channel. There are a variety of options on the channel. There are a variety of lengths (30 min., 45min. and 1 hour). There are various levels (seated and standing). There are also videos that incorporate equipment (bands). New videos get uploaded on a regular basis, so check back for more options.

SMART is on Rogers TV – Staying Active with VON SMART

SMART Exercise Classes are airing on Rogers TV throughout Simcoe County. The classes are on demand on Rogers TV online and on TV at the days, times and channels listed below. Schedules may change. Contact the SMART Program in your area to receive a current schedule.

Area

Channel

Days

Time

Barrie

10

Mon/Wed/Fri

10:00-11:00

Borden/Alliston

65

Mon/Wed/Fri

10:00-11:00

Collingwood

53

Mon/Fri

10:00-11:00

Midland

53

Mon/Wed/Fri

10:00-11:00

Orillia

10

Mon/Wed/Fri

10:00-11:00

SMART is on Zoom

SMART Exercise Classes are on Zoom. Please contact the SMART Program in your area to register and view a complete Zoom schedule. Georgian Bay and Area, 705-355-2200, SMARTGeorgianBay@von.ca

SMART – Healthy Aging Education Series is on Zoom

The 12 standardized Healthy Aging Education sessions are now being offered through Zoom. Please contact the Program Coordinator to register and view a complete Zoom schedule.

Area, North Simcoe & Muskoka

705-737-5044 ext.228

SimcoeHealthyAgingZoom@von.ca

For more information on the SMART Program please contact:

Barrie and Area

Jennifer McLellan – Program Supervisor

705-737-5044 ext.221 Jennifer.Mclellan@von.ca

Muskoka

Jodi Madden – Program Supervisor

705-787-1996

Jodi.Madden@von.ca

 

Georgian Bay and Area

Nicole Loughran – Program Supervisor

705-355-2200

Nicole.Loughran@von.ca

Orillia and Area

Emily Schattin – Program Supervisor

705-326-7021

Emily.Schattin@von.ca

 


Penetanguishene Library

Penetang Library

The Penetanguishene Library regularly offers virtual educational programs targeting seniors as well as activities for all ages.

Visit their Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004322506860, or call the library to find out more, (705) 549-7164


Askennonia Senior Centre

Follow the centre on Facebook for free zoom fitness classes! https://www.facebook.com/AskennoniaSeniorCentre/

Subscribe to their newsletter for information on programs and links to activities, fitness, and learning opportunities (subscribe in top left corner) https://mailchi.mp/058e7fb630dd/support-the-fashion-show-may-june-newsletter-free-moving-downsizing-lunch-learn-next-thursday-983231

Tablet program

Askennonia Tablet Program

Do you or someone you know need a tablet to connect with family, friends or online programs.  Do you know someone who could benefit from a tablet, but wouldn't be able to purchase one on their own?  Askennonia will provide one free of charge! Contact Blair.Askennonia@gmail.com for more information.

Tablet How to

Tablet ‘How-To” Video Series

Eamonn O'Connell of O'Connell Creative has produced a series of "How to use my tablet" videos.  Everyone is welcome to view these videos (over & over). The series includes excellent, user-friendly shorts, covering topics, such as, basic functions of a tablet, email, Facebook & messenger and zoom. To view the videos on the Askennonia YouTube channel, click here.


 Ontario 211

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211


  Red Cross Telephone Assurance & Friendly Visiting Program

Contact Tara Bone for more information:

tara.bone@redcross.ca

705-721-3313 extension 5266

Red Cross


 Digital Device Coaching for Seniors

Call or email Jen: 705-527-1522

ed@gatewaycentreforlearning.ca 

Gateway


Seniors Guides

North Simcoe Directory of Senior Services 2020-2022

Connecting seniors and their families with local resources is important to North Simcoe municipalities.  The North Simcoe resource guide serves as a phone and resource directory for seniors.  Note that the guide is published every two years and the information contained within is continually changing and not all encompassing.

A hard copy of the directory can be picked up at Townhall by request.  

Ontario Seniors' Secretariat Seniors' Guide

Ontario Seniors' Secretariat seniors' guide is available online at http://www.ontario.ca/seniorsguide and may be ordered free of charge through ServiceOntario Publications or by calling 1-888-910-1999 (TTY: 1-800-387-5559).


Dentures by Denturists
HGR Graham Partners LLP
ProResp Inc. 
Comfort Keepers
Chartwell Retirement Residence
Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors
Health Works Chiropractic & Wellness Centre
County of Simcoe
Penetanguishene Lions Club
Friends of the Penetanguishene Museum
Knight Haven Bowling Lanes
IRIS Optometrists and Opticians
Bayfield House Retirement Lodge
Town of Penetanguishene, Community Wellness Committee
La Cle d’la Baie Radio CFRH