Services for Seniors

Seniors smiling

Seniors smiling

Programs and classes

The town offers a variety of programs, classes and volunteer opportunities for adults 50+. Visit the Seniors' Centres page to learn more.

Friendship Luncheon

The Friendship Luncheon program combines lunch with a social outing. Clients (ages 80+) are picked up from their home, driven to the centre for lunch and an activity, and taken home again. You must pre-register for this program. Check the Seniors Newsletter on the Seniors Centres page for specific dates, times, and locations.

Oakville Transit

Oakville Transit is a great and convenient way to get to and from places in Oakville. Senior fares available. Visit the Oakville Transit website for details on rates, schedules and more!

Driveway windrow snow clearing

The town offers a windrow clearing service for residents who are 65+ or have a physical disability. Visit the Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing program page for details or call ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601.

Property tax assistance

Visit the Rebates and Assistance page to learn more.

Information Oakville

For more services and community groups search the Halton Community Services Database.

Seniors Working Action Group (SWAG)

The Seniors Working Action Group (SWAG) meets bi-monthly under the authority of the Recreation and Culture department to support the well-being of seniors in Oakville. Their mandate is to:

  • Represent seniors on the Town of Oakville's Age-Friendly committee
  • Advocate for quality of life and dignity of seniors in Oakville.
  • Provide seniors-related information to the community.
  • Support and review issues of interest and concern such as housing, health care, transportation, and recreation.

Open the latest SWAG committee meeting minutes (PDF). For more information, contact Darlene Cox at 905-466-6212 or Nancy Beddoe at 905-845-6601, ext. 3976.

Services offered by Halton Region

Halton Region provides a number of services for seniors and older adults including:

  • Emergency/short-term assistance
  • Supportive housing programs
  • Long-term care options
  • Adult Day programs
  • Fall prevention strategies, and more.

For more information visit the Halton Region website, or call the Halton Region Health department by calling:

  • 311
  • 905-825-6000
  • 1-866-442-5866 (toll free)
  • 905-827-9833 (TTY)

Services offered by the provincial government

The Province of Ontario offers various forms of support and programs for seniors. Please visit the Province of Ontario website or call one of the following phone numbers for more information:

  • General information on all provincial government programs and services: 1-800-267-8097
  • Provincial government services pertaining to seniors (Seniors’ INFOline): 1-888-910-1999
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: 1-800-268-1154

Services offered by the federal government

Federal programs for seniors include:

  • Income security programs (Old Age Security, Canada Pension Plan [CPP] Retirement Pension)
  • Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Telefile Canada (a call-in tax-return service for eligible seniors)

For general information about Government of Canada programs and services call 1-800-622-6232.

For forms, information, income security, programs, employment insurance or job information, call 1-800-277-9914 (toll free) or the Services Canada Centre in Oakville at 1-800-959-9522.

For more information, visit the Government of Canada website.

Community groups

There are a number of community-based programs and services for seniors, including the following:

Halton Seniors Helpline

This telephone service helps address physical, emotional, or financial abuse or neglect. Call 1-866-457-8252 (toll free) or visit the Halton Seniors Helpline website.

Oakville (Kiwanis) Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels delivers nutritional hot meals and/or frozen prepackaged meals. The program is funded by the Long-Term Care Division of the Ministry of Health, Client Fees and Donations. Subsidies may be available. For more information call 905-842-1411 or visit the Kiwanis website.

OTMH outpatient clinics and community programs

Halton Healthcare Services provides a number of programs and services through Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital including:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation and Education Program
  • ConnectCARE, diabetes education
  • Eye clinic
  • Fall intervention
  • Fracture clinic
  • Geriatric assessment
  • Home Oxygen Program

For more information visit the Halton Healthcare website.

Emergency Response System

ConnectCARE is an emergency response system run by Halton Healthcare Services and Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital. For more information call 905-338-4357 or 1-800-665-7853 (toll free).