For older adults in our community, the City of Cambridge offers health services, volunteer programs, and a wide range of recreation programs at four 50+ Recreation Centres. 

Health related services

Cambridge has a Service Accountability Agreement (required by the Local Health System Integration Act) with the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to ensure residents have access to high quality health services including Adult Day Services, Visiting-Social & Safety and French Language Services.

Adult Day Services

The City's Adult Day Services are open with limited capacity and limited days. 

 

The City of Cambridge provides Adult Day Services for residents living in the community of Cambridge, the Township of North Dumfries and surrounding areas. There are a variety of day program options to meet individual interests and health care needs. These programs support individuals living with mental health or chronic illness; and physical, intellectual or cognitive impairment, such as early stroke, Parkinson's disease or early stage dementia; or general age related frailty.

The Adult Day Service program operates six days a week and offers a variety of social-recreational activities to promote independence and healthy living and improve wellbeing and quality of life. Professional and supportive staff manage and lead these programs.

Adult Day programs serve residents with different languages and cultural backgrounds. Francophone residents are welcome to attend all programs and days. Francophone staff are available in the day programs two days per week. Portuguese speaking residents attend all programs and days.

 

The programs also include:

  • Time to socialize and make new friends
  • Healthy snacks and noon hour meal
  • Arranged transportation (if required)
  • Medication reminders
  • Personal care assistance
  • Daily exercise programs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Music and entertainment
  • Games and trivia to stimulate the brain and for fun
  • Special events and annual holiday party

 

Special Activities Available: (Currently unavailable due to COVID-19)

  • Indoor walking track at the William E. Pautler Centre
  • Aquafit exercise classes in a warm water therapy pool with Living Well program 
  • Access to a fully equipped and staffed fitness/conditioning centre with Living Well program
  • Day trips to restaurants, museums, theatre and local places of interest with Boost programs

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Locations:

A variety of locations in Cambridge

Fees:

  • Vary by program and include transportation when required
  • Range from $21 per day, plus additional fee for transportation assistance ($6.50)
  • Fee Assistance is available for those living on a low fixed income at or below yearly established Federal Low Income Cut Off (LICO) levels

Call (519) 623-1340 ext. 4424 for more information.

For more information or support in French, please call (519) 623-1340 ext. 4373 or email: FrenchServices@cambridge.ca

Foot care clinics

Treat your feet to one of our foot care clinics! Register online or visit the front desk to book an appointment. We accept DVA Taps cards. An appointment costs $30.00 at time of appointment + $4.35 to reserve your appointment (HST included).

 

Allan Reuter Centre

507 King Street East
Cambridge, ON N3H 3N4

Phone: (519) 740-4681 ext. 4406

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday Afternoon Appointments available.

David Durward Centre

62 Dickson Street
Cambridge, ON N1R 1T8

Phone: (519) 740-4681 ext. 4360

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday Morning Appointments available. 

Hearing clinics

Hearing clinics include:

  • education regarding hearing loss and available treatments
  • cleanings and adjustments for current users
  • new battery installations
  • we will supply a battery stand with Hearing Aid batteries for all members
  • all in-house repairs and re-programming at no cost
 Allan Reuter Centre
 3rd Tuesday of each month
 David Durward Centre
 2nd Thursday of each month
 Ted Wake Centre
 4th Monday of each month

Volunteer programs

The 50+ Recreation Centres have a great variety of volunteer roles from reception and tuck shop to activity conveners and event committees. See the Current Volunteer Opportunities Listing  for details and contact information.

Friendly Visiting Programs

The Friendly Visiting Program of Cambridge provides isolated seniors and/or adults with disabilities with a volunteer friend. Volunteers visit over the phone on a weekly basis for a social visit. We use a confidential and thorough intake process to ensure we match our clients with a volunteer who has similar interests.

Without Walls (WOW) telephone service is open to all older adults in the City. This program offers groups of 5 to 10 people the opportunity to get together over the phone for conversation, trivia games, bingo, and even musical sessions while some of our in-person programs and services are closed.

We are currently recruiting for Volunteers for our programs! Call the Friendly Visiting Staff at (519) 623-1340 ext. 4820 or email wow@cambridge.ca for more information about the program or to sign-up as a volunteer visitor.

Recreation programs

Cambridge has four 50+ Recreational Centres where active adults may choose from a wide range of programs that focus of active living, learning, fitness and social connection.  Register for a program today! 

Cambridge Council on Aging

The Cambridge Council on Aging is a forum for seniors and community members to mobilize and work together to make Cambridge an age friendly community.  This involves raising awareness and advocating for change by increasing the civic involvement of seniors in the community.  The Council on Aging will take on emerging social issues such as ageism, elder abuse and other issues concerning seniors.

Federal and provincial programs

Government of Canada Programs and Services for Seniors  

Province of Ontario Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

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