Services for Seniors

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.

Seniors smiling

Seniors smiling

Connection in Action

The Connection in Action Halton Initiative is a proactive community pilot project focusing on adults aged 55 and older who are at risk of or currently experiencing social isolation (during COVID-19 or otherwise).

The initiative includes partnerships with organizations who support older adults in Halton in various capacities. As the Canadian population continues to age and grow, it is increasingly important that people of all ages become aware of older adult social isolation and the negative impacts this has on the health and well-being of our communities. Connection in Action is an initiative of Community Safety and Well-Being in Halton. 

Connection in Action - Every door is the right door

Connection in Action - Every door is the right door

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 Julie Pennal, Recreation Coordinator, at 905-845-6601, ext. 3978.

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 Meals on Wheels

For decades, Oakville Meals on Wheels has been delivering nutritious meals to residents of Oakville who are unable to attend to their own nutritional needs but wish to continue living independently in their homes.

This non-profit organization – which serves more than 200 individuals and delivers approximately 2,100 meals per month – also provides its clients with the positive benefits of social contact, security and increased independence.

Since 1976, the organization and its team of volunteers have delivered more than 934,000 fresh and locally prepared meals to residents. Oakville Meals on Wheels relies solely on contributions from individuals and groups from within our community.

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).