Seniors make up an important part of our community. Over half our residents are over the age of 55. Some have lived here all their lives, while many have moved here more recently to enjoy their retirement in our paradise. Seniors in our community are active in civic participation, volunteering, and employment and show a great interest in the recreational, social, and cultural fabric of our community.
The following links provide helpful information and resources to help Seniors live a full and satisfying life. There is additional information available on our Social Services page.
The Beaver Valley Outreach (BVO) is a well-known and respected charitable organization in The Blue Mountains, touching the lives of many people in the community and offering a variety of services for Seniors.
The Beaver Valley Probus provides regular gatherings for those who appreciate and value opportunities to meet others to pursue similar areas of interest.
For more information, please visit the Beaver Valley Probus Club website.
The Canada Safety Council is a national, non-government, charitable organization dedicated to safety. The mission of the council is to lead in the national effort to reduce preventable deaths, injuries and economic loss in public and private places throughout Canada. This website includes information on Senior Safety including:
The Government of Canada provides valuable information about federal programs and services for Seniors.
Health and Community Care - South West Local Health Integration Network (SWLHIN)
SWLHIN can connect you, or someone you care about, to healthcare services at home, at school or in the community, or if you are considering supported living programs or long-term care options, home and community care at the SWLHIN can help.
SWLHIN works with people of all ages to ensure they can make informed choices about their care, when and where they need it. They also have useful information about local community support service agencies and can link people to these providers to arrange services.
The Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility provides a wide range of information on local, provincial and federal services related to seniors and accessibility.
The Ontario Long Term Care Association is the largest association of long-term care providers in Canada and the only association that represents the full mix of long-term care operators – private, not-for-profit, charitable, and municipal. They represent nearly 70% of Ontario’s 630 long-term care homes, located in communities across the province. Their members provide care and accommodation services to more than 70,000 residents annually.
There are a number of popular recreational opportunities offered to Seniors in our area:
The Blue Mountains Public Library offers a variety of program for adults such as Fraud Prevention, Computer Use, Seniors Exercise classes and Life Long Learning oppportunities.