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 accessibilty, building recreational trails and walking paths, making the city Glean, 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.
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 Herb Carroll 55 Plus 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.
Looking for recreation options close to home? There are many positive, friendly recreation opportunities for people 55 plus taking place in community centres, older adult centres and community health centres. For a full listing of activities or to become a volunteer Activator, visit Your 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.