The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to welcome older adults to our website. Older adults play an important role in the life of our community. Thunder Bay is committed to a high quality of life for people of all ages. We are removing barriers to accessibility, building recreational trails and walking paths, making the city Clean, Green & Beautiful, recognizing citizens of exceptional achievement, enhancing Transit ridership and generally working with residents to make Thunder Bay a great place to live, work and play for people of all ages.
As the baby boom population ages, the City of Thunder Bay is adapting and refining its services to continue to provide all residents with an enhanced quality of life. Older adults want to live independently, socialize with family and friends, participate in community events and activities and contribute to the community. To mark Seniors’ Month, City Council, as Committee of the Whole, has approved a new Age Friendly City Services Action Plan on June 22, 2015
Nourishing meals are provided at reasonable cost to eligible individuals, with subsidies available. For more information, visit the Meals on Wheels section.
The City operates Homes for the Aged that provide 24-hour nursing care and a variety of support services. To learn more, visit the Homes for the Aged section.
The City's Recreation & Culture Division operates two recreation centres for adults aged 55 or better with no required membership. Centres offer recreation, education, volunteer opportunities and other services. Visit either of our two centres the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre or West Arthur Community Centre directly, or learn more about our Older Adult Centres & Recreation.
The Older Adult Unit's Support Services Program provides Friendly Visiting, Telephone Assurance and Walk-a-Bit services to frail homebound seniors who reside in their own homes/apartments. Learn more about Older Adult Support Services.
Check out recreation activities geared to people 55 to 95 plus in community centres, older adult centres and non-profit agencies. To find out more or to download your copy of the ACTIVE 55 Guide and Insert, visit 55 Plus Community
The Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre and the Herb Carroll 55 Plus Centre are always looking for new volunteers. If you have some available time, consider one of the many volunteer opportunities you can become involved in.
In consultation with the provinces and territories, the Honourable Alice Wong, P.C., M.P. Minister of State (Seniors) has announced the launch of the “Information for Seniors” website section, which has been incorporated into Seniors.gc.ca. “Information for Seniors” brings together a variety of federal, provincial/territorial and municipal resources for seniors in an intuitive and user-friendly way. With a few clicks, users will have easy access to information in a centralized one-stop shop for relevant services and benefits for seniors.
This reflects our government’s commitment to supporting the well-being of Canada’s seniors by providing them with the information they need to help them stay active, engaged and informed in their communities, workplaces and families.