For older adults in our community, we 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 West Region - Ontario Health (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 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: 

  • 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 (effective April 1, 2023):

  • Vary by program and include transportation when required
  • Range from $22.24 per day to $29.12 per day plus additional fee for transportation assistance ($6.89)
  • Financial Assistance is available for those living on a low fixed income at or below yearly established Federal Low Income Cut Off (LICO) levels
  • Cancellation fees: $7.00 if notification is received before 8:30a.m. the day of attending, $13.00 when notification is received after 8:30 a.m. the day of attending

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

For more information or support in French, please call (519) 623-1340 ext. 4737 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 + $4.27 + HST to reserve your appointment.

 

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. 


Volunteer programs

The 50+ Recreation Centres have a great variety of volunteer roles from reception and tuck shop to activity conveners and event committees.
Adult Day Services has volunteer offerings in Activity Program Aide, Dining Room and Cook Assistant. See the Current Volunteer Opportunities Listing  for details and contact information.

Friendly Visiting

Friendly Visiting matches a volunteer with a socially isolated older adult, or an adult with a physical disability, for regularly scheduled social and recreational visits. By volunteering for Friendly Visiting, you can bring joy to an older adult in just a few hours a week. Learn more about getting involved.

Without Walls (WOW)

Without Walls (WOW) telephone 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. 

WOW - Stay Social

Keep engaged with telephone and virtual programming

WOW - Without Walls

WOW uses a simple teleconferencing phone system. The WOW program is an initiative that brings social and educational sessions to seniors or isolated adults. This program offers groups of 15 to 20 people the opportunity to engage in friendly conversation, enjoy entertainment, play trivia and have fun! 

Sessions will be offered Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1p.m. for 30-45 minutes in duration. Examples of activities being planned for WOW Social include:

  • Musical entertainment
  • Fitness and exercise programs
  • Health & wellness – meditation, mindfulness, caregiver support
  • Brain games & trivia
  • Education and information
 How to participate

Different themes and programs will be offered each day. Those interested can check the program schedule to decide which days they want to participate. Participants must register in advance for their chosen days. For those participating in the program for the first time, or those requiring support to set up an account, please allow up to 48 hours for initial enrollment.   

To register, please contact the Friendly Visiting Team at 519-623-1340 ext. 4820 or email at friendlyvisiting@cambridge.ca

WOW is free however some sessions have limited space. 

 

WOW Schedule
DateTopic

February 1

February 5th

February 8th

February 9th

February 12th

February 15th

February 19th

February 22nd

February 23rd

February 26th

February 29th

Groundhog Day 

Chronic Illness

China 

Black History Month

Remembering Classic Love Songs

Red List

FAMILY DAY- Cancelled

World Language Day

Bingo

Group Discussion 

 Leap Year Fun Facts 

WOW Respectful Conduct Policy:

To promote a welcoming and safe setting for all, we ask that participants observe our WOW Respectful Conduct Policy:

  • to participate in a kind and respectful manner
  • to create an inclusive environment that honours people of all cultures, traditions, faiths, genders, sexual orientation, abilities, and life experiences
  • to respect all group members and their opinions, even if they differ from your own
  • to allow the facilitator, volunteer or guest speaker to lead the conversation or activity
  • to allow everyone a chance to speak and participate by not dominating conversations
  • to maintain confidentiality – information that is shared on the call by others should be kept private and confidential