We are committed helping older adults in our community remain healthy and age with dignity; participating in initiatives that aim to address all of the dimensions of wellness, as we continue our work toward ensuring social participation and inclusion. 

50+ Recreation Centres offer a variety of great activities for active older adults. Whether you are looking to get fit or stay fit, learn a new instrument or art form, expand your knowledge or enjoy a friendly game of cards, we have something for everyone.

Learn more about our 50+ Recreation Centre locations.

On this page you can find information on:

Follow our 50+ Facebook page for lots of great info and events.

Visit our Senior Services page to learn more about health services available and volunteer opportunities.
Visit our Age-Friendly page find out what we are doing within our community. 


 Cambridge Loves Pickleball—find out how we are changing to better serve you. 

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 Spring & Summer Registration 

Spring and Summer registrations begins on Wednesday, March 20th at 8:30 a.m. Register online or in person at any of our centres.

 Register online 

View our Spring 2024 Newsletter for complete information on our programs and services being offered April to August 2024.

The Activity Guide is back! Pick one up at our centre today!

Spring PROMO week kicks off our Spring & Summer activities! Sign up online or in person for an opportunity to try one of our amazing classes. Join us April 2-6. See inside cover of newsletter for schedule.


Drop Ins

View a list of our Drop-In Programs. The majority of these programs continue year-round.

NEW 

Corn Hole – play this fun bean bag toss game indoors. Tues. 3-4:30p.m at Allan Reuter Centre.

Bocce is offered at Ted Wake Centre Tuesday's at 9a.m. 

UPDATE Billiards/Snooker table at Allan Reuter Centre is back!


 June is Seniors Month! 

Take part in the many free ways below to stay active and stay healthy as we celebrate Seniors Month.

 June 5 - Youth & 50+ Dinner 

Join us for a free intergenerational dinner, trivia and great conversations between youth and older adults. 

 

Wednesday, June 5 from 5–7 p.m.  

Ted Wake Centre, Activity Room 

Register now 

June 7 - On The Table

Join as we come together, make new connections, and build more meaningful relationships within our community. By gathering together, face-to-face, and sharing food and conversation, we can learn new things about what connects us and what we wish for our communities.

 

FREE! Light refreshments provided.

Come, grab a coffee and have a conversation about an Age Friendly community!

Friday, June 7 from 9:30 – 11:00 am

David Durward Centre, Dining Room

 

Let us know you're coming:

Call (519) 623-1340 x 4433  

Email: agefriendly@cambridge.ca

 

Learn more about Waterloo Region Community Foundation 'On The Table' initiative.

 June 14 - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Event

Join your community for a free morning of panelists and information about elder abuse and resources and services to support seniors’ safety and well-being. Light refreshments provided.

 

Friday, June 14 from 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 

Langs – 1145 Concession Road, Room E105

9:30 a.m. - Opening remarks

10 a.m. - Introduction of Panel along with discussion and questions

Panel:  

  • Lucas BARBOSA - GGFI Law Firm (Power of Attorney Explained & Property/Joint Tenancy & Issues)
  • Senior Support Team Members/Waterloo Region Police Services (Elders Abuse Response and Prevention)

 

Not able to join the morning event? Pop by the information booth from 12–2 p.m. at Langs Green Room.

 June 15 - Ride A Bus for Adults 50+

Learn about the local bus system, experience an onboard bus ride and enjoy a treat from the Cambridge Farmer’s Market.  

 

Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cambridge Centre for the Arts - Toyota Auditorium  

Space is limited. Call (519) 623-1340 x 4433 to register. 

 

This event is being hosted by the City of Cambridge, in partnership with Grand River Transit, the Waterloo Region Age-Friendly Network and the Cambridge Council on Aging. 

June 26 - Service Canada: Canadian Dental Care Plan Session

Join us as a representative from Service Canada discusses the new Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP).

Following the information session will be a question and answer period, as well as a clinic to assist with enrolling in the CDCP.

Please bring a photo ID and your Social Insurance Number for the Clinic.   

 

Wednesday June 26 from 1-3 p.m. 

Allan Reuter Centre, Aspen/Elm Room 

Register now 

 
Thursdays in June - Guided Forest Walks 

Join your guide, Susan Reid (Certified Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides & Trainers, Owner Deep Roots Walk) and discover the enchanting world of nature through forest therapy on the Walter Bean Trail.
 
Dress for all weather, tea & snack included. 

Thursdays in June, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Register now

 

With thanks to the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario and the Levante Foundation for their support.  


Older Adult Strategy

We are developing an Older Adult Strategy that will provide direction for Cambridge 50+ Recreation Community Support programs and service delivery over the next 5 years. This strategy will be completed considering input from residents and key community partners and through the lens of the World Health Organizations (WHO) Age- friendly cities framework.

Learn more about our recent Age-Friendly efforts

Project primary stages

  • Fall 2022 - January 2023 - Data collection through internal/external boards, clubs, community partners and focus groups
  • February 6 - March 10, 2023 - Older Adult Engage Cambridge public survey 
  • May 2023 - 50+ Centre Boards and Clubs Focus Groups
  • June 2023 - Older Adult Town Hall Sessions
  • Spring/Summer 2023 - Assessment of all data collection and strategy development
  • 2024 - Final Older Adult Strategy report

Your voice matters! With gratitude we thank you for your interest and input into the City of Cambridge Older Adult Strategy.  

The consultant is continuing with analysis of the survey, focus groups and Town Hall sessions. We anticipate that the final report will be presented to Cambridge City Council in 2024. 

Once City Council has reviewed and approved the Older Adult Strategy report, the report will be shared with residents and the wider community. Keep connected through the Age-Friendly webpage and e-newsletter. 

Interested in receiving the Age Friendly e-newsletter? Sign up here!

The City of Cambridge is committed to helping older adults in our community remain healthy and age with dignity. We actively engage in initiatives that address all aspects of wellness as part of our ongoing effort to promote social participation and inclusion. 

With thanks, the Older Adult Services team. 


Annual membership

An annual membership to our 50+ Recreation Centres costs $38.86 (plus HST) and includes access to all four 50+ community centres, free drop-in programs, a discount on registered program fees, access to clubs and more!       

Become a Member 

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Hours:  

 Facility

Schedule

Special Considerations – Public Entrance

David Durward Centre (DDC)

 

Spring Hours

March 29-June 29

 

 

 

Summer Hours 

June 30-September 2

Mon - Thurs

8:30 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Friday

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday 

9a.m.-3p.m. 

 

Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. 

Wed 8:30a.m.-9p.m.

Friday 8:30a.m.-4p.m.

Entrance at the corner of Dickson St and Wellington St from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and through Cambridge Centre for the Arts (CCA) from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 Saturday access through CCA entrance

Allan Reuter Centre (ARC)

Mon - Fri

8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

Saturday

9a.m.-3p.m. 

Enter through 507 King St. front door

William E. Pautler Centre

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs

8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday

8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. 

Enter through side entrance from South parking lot. Pickleball will run Mon, Tues, Wed, and Friday mornings. 

Ted Wake Centre

(W.G Johnson Centre)

Mon - Fri

8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

31 Kribs St., located inside the W.G. Johnson Centre.