Whitby Seniors' Services is dedicated to keeping older adults engaged! If you're 55 years of age or older, consider joining a rich and vibrant social community and explore the endless possibilities of keeping an active, healthy lifestyle. Whether you're interested in instructional classes, leisure programs, support services, or volunteer opportunities, Whitby Seniors Services is sure to have something that's just right for you. Download a Seniors' Services Membership Form
Transportation services are available for residents 55 years of age and older to programs and services offered at facilities in the Town.
Seniors' programs and services are offered at two conveniently located facilities.
Whitby Seniors' Activity Centre
801 Brock Street South
Brooklin Community Centre and Library
8 Vipond Road
Mayor's Senior Volunteer Awards
Each year the Mayor of Whitby recognizes the valuable contributions that seniors have made to our community, by presenting the Mayor's Senior Volunteer Award to an individual with outstanding commitment to community involvement through volunteering. The purpose of this program is to enhance the profile of senior volunteers within our community.
You are invited to nominate an individual for this award by completing the Mayor’s Senior Volunteer Nomination form, making sure to provide as much detail as possible. To qualify, the nominee must be a resident of Whitby, 55 years of age or older and volunteer their time in any aspect of the community. The nominations are judged based on volunteering at multiple organizations, the type of volunteer involvement and years of involvement.
Fill out the nomination form today. The deadline for submission is Friday August 3, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Waterhouse, Volunteer and Program Coordinator for the Town of Whitby, Seniors’ Services at 905.430.4300 x 6112.
Volunteer with Whitby Seniors' Services
Whitby Seniors' Services recognizes the value that older adults bring to projects, both large and small. If you're looking for a fun and rewarding experience, there are volunteer opportunities available that match your interests, skills, and schedule. Volunteer responsibilities range from support in marketing, customer service, kitchen support, fundraising, administration, event planning, and program assistance.
Currently looking for Kitchen support and Van Drivers.
Volunteer Application Form
Whitby - An Age-Friendly Community
The Town, in partnership with seniors and community partners, has developed an Age-Friendly Whitby Action Plan. This plan delivers 72 recommendations to make Whitby even better for seniors to live, work and play. For more information about the initiative go to our Age-Friendly Whitby page www.whitby.ca/agefriendly.
Seniors' Recreation and Leisure Services' Strategy
Town of Whitby Council has approved a Seniors Strategy that will guide the Recreation and Leisure Services for the Whitby community from 2014 to 2018. The Strategy was developed through feedback received from extensive community engagement, consultation with the Seniors Committee of Council, seniors living in the community, key community partners and stakeholders and a review of the World Health Organization's Age Friendly Community criteria. The Seniors' Recreation and Leisure Services' Strategy also aligns with the priorities outlined in Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors that was prepared by the Ministry of Seniors Affairs.
View the 2014 to 2018 Recreation and Leisure Services Seniors' Strategy.
It is imperative that seniors' services offered by the municipality anticipate and respond to the demographic shift to an older population, changing diversity, and social inclusion, among other matters. The development and adoption of the Seniors' Recreation and Leisure Services' Strategy reinforces Council's commitment to a proactive approach to ensure Whitby remains the Community of Choice for seniors.
Whitby Seniors' Services Committee
The Whitby Seniors' Services Committee is comprised of 10 persons elected by the members of Whitby Seniors Services who are then appointed by council. The mayor designates one member of council as a member of the committee. Members are encouraged to participate on this committee.
Whitby Seniors' Services offers a lunch program at the Whitby Seniors' Activity Centre. The program runs Monday to Friday. Hot meals are available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., a la carte items are also available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come and join us for a hot lunch or a snack.
View the monthly lunch menu for hot meal selections, a variety of a la carte items, and prices. No debit available, cash only.
Special services are available to seniors 55 and over. These services include income tax preparation and blood pressure clinics.
Hall and Meeting Room Rentals
Rooms can be rented at the Whitby Seniors' Activity Centre for meetings, parties, banquets, and other social gatherings.
List of Rental Facilities
Membership and Program Fees
Seniors Services Fees