Whitby Seniors' Services is dedicated to keeping older adults engaged! If you're 55 years of age or older, consider joining a rich and vibrant social community and explore the endless possibilities of keeping an active, healthy lifestyle. Whether you're interested in instructional classes, leisure programs, support services, or volunteer opportunities, Whitby Seniors Services is sure to have something that's just right for you. Download a Seniors' Services Membership Form.
Whitby Snow Angels - Recognizing Good Neighbours
This winter the Town of Whitby is starting the Whitby Snow Angels Recognition Program. This good neighbour program recognizes residents in the community who assist their neighbours with clearing snow from their driveway and/or sidewalk surrounding their home.
Removing snow and ice for people who need a helping hand is a wonderful way to show you care and builds relationships in our community.
"Seniors and people with disabilities can sometimes find clearing their driveways of heavy snow and ice a challenge. As part of an Age-Frienldy comunity, we are encouraging residents to help those who need assitance and we have to put the Snow Angels program in place to recognize them." - Suzanne Allen, Member of the Age-Friendly Whitby Network.
To recognize a Snow Angel in your community contact Kim Evans at the Whitby Seniors Activity Centre: 905.430.4300 x6114 or at email@example.com.
Tell us about your Snow Angel and we will send them a special Snow Angel Toque and a letter of appreciation.
55+ Seniors Recreation Survey for Members of Whitby Seniors' Services
Calling all Seniors' Services members! Help shape recreation services for seniors in Whitby by taking a few minutes to fill out the following survey. The information will be used to determine recreational programming priorities for the next five years (2019 - 2013). Paper copies are available at the Whitby and Brooklin locations below.
Complete the survey by clicking here: 55+ Seniors Recreation Survey for Members.
Seniors' Program Locations
Seniors' programs and services are offered at two conveniently located facilities.
Whitby Seniors' Activity Centre
801 Brock Street South
Brooklin Community Centre and Library
8 Vipond Road
Whitby Seniors' Services recognizes the value that older adults bring to projects, both large and small. If you're looking for a fun and rewarding experience, there are volunteer opportunities available that match your interests, skills, and schedule. Volunteer responsibilities range from support in marketing, customer service, kitchen support, fundraising, administration, event planning, and program assistance.
Currently looking for Kitchen support and Van Drivers.
Volunteer Application Form
Whitby - An Age-Friendly Community
The Town, in partnership with seniors and community partners, has developed an Age-Friendly Whitby Action Plan. This plan delivers 72 recommendations to make Whitby even better for seniors to live, work and play. For more information about the initiative go to our Age-Friendly Whitby page www.whitby.ca/agefriendly.
Seniors' Recreation and Leisure Services' Strategy
Town of Whitby Council has approved a Seniors Strategy that will guide the Recreation and Leisure Services for the Whitby community from 2014 to 2018. The Strategy was developed through feedback received from extensive community engagement, consultation with the Seniors Committee of Council, seniors living in the community, key community partners and stakeholders and a review of the World Health Organization's Age Friendly Community criteria. The Seniors' Recreation and Leisure Services' Strategy also aligns with the priorities outlined in Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors that was prepared by the Ministry of Seniors Affairs.
View the 2014 to 2018 Recreation and Leisure Services Seniors' Strategy.
Whitby Seniors' Services Committee
The Whitby Seniors' Services Committee is comprised of 10 persons elected by the members of Whitby Seniors Services who are then appointed by council. The mayor designates one member of council as a member of the committee. Members are encouraged to participate on this committee.
Whitby Seniors' Services offers a lunch program at the Whitby Seniors' Activity Centre. The program runs Monday to Friday. Hot meals are available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., a la carte items are also available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come and join us for a hot lunch or a snack.
View the monthly lunch menu for hot meal selections, a variety of a la carte items, and prices. No debit available, cash only.
Transportation services are available for residents 55 years of age and older to programs and services offered at facilities in the Town.
Hall and Meeting Room Rentals
Rooms can be rented at the Whitby Seniors' Activity Centre for meetings, parties, banquets, and other social gatherings.
List of Rental Facilities
Membership and Program Fees
Seniors Services Fees