Senior Programs

Click below to register for Town of Penetanguishene Programs:

RecDesk Link

Registration Forms - Adult

Recreation Waiver 

Penetanguishene Memorial Centre Protocols

Winter 2022 PDF Recreation Guide 

Ways to Register:

Preferred Option:

  • Online Registration Portal: RecDesk ** New in 2021 **
    • Please contact Recreation Coordinator with any technical issues. 

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)


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.




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

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.

























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,

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

For more information on the SMART Program please contact:

Barrie and Area

Jennifer McLellan – Program Supervisor

705-737-5044 ext.221


Jodi Madden – Program Supervisor



Georgian Bay and Area

Nicole Loughran – Program Supervisor


Orillia and Area

Emily Schattin – Program Supervisor



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,, or call the library to find out more, (705) 549-7164

Askennonia Senior Centre

Follow the centre on Facebook for free zoom fitness classes!

Subscribe to their newsletter for information on programs and links to activities, fitness, and learning opportunities (subscribe in top left corner)

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 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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  Red Cross Telephone Assurance & Friendly Visiting Program

Contact Tara Bone for more information:

705-721-3313 extension 5266

Red Cross

 Digital Device Coaching for Seniors

Call or email Jen: 705-527-1522 


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 and may be ordered free of charge through ServiceOntario Publications or by calling 1-888-910-1999 (TTY: 1-800-387-5559).

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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