(left to right) MPP Clark, Dawn Rodger (Executive Director of Seniors’ Community Services, Minister Cho, and Mayor Peckford.

The Seniors’ Community Services Centre in Kemptville has been awarded a new designation by the Ontario Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility. The new Seniors’ Community Services Active Living Centre program will serve over 750 older adults providing social and recreational activities from cards to choir, to keeping seniors fit, active, healthy and socially connected, close to their homes across the region. 

“This SALC designation reinforces Seniors’ Community Services’ dedication to enhancing seniors’ well‑being by enabling us to offer more opportunities for physical fitness, mental wellness, exploration and, best of all, adventure,” said Dawn Rodger, Executive Director with Seniors Community Services.

There are now 316 Seniors’ Active Living Centre programs across Ontario, including three in Leeds‑Grenville. Seniors and caregivers can use the online search tool to find a program in their community.  

The announcement of the new designation was made in Kemptville by Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “This is an exciting day for everyone in Kemptville,” said the Minister. “This new Seniors’ Active Living Centre helps our seniors and people of all abilities continue to live healthy and independent lives.”

“Minister Cho came to North Grenville in 2019 and was so impressed with the Kemptville District Home Support Program,” said Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds‑Grenville‑Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, who was also present for the announcement, along with Mayor Nancy Peckford. Mr. Clark was pleased to note that: “Today’s announcement is great news for seniors in North Grenville as we will now have three Seniors’ Active Living Centres in our riding.” 

The Ontario government is continuing to make investments that expand access to programs and services for older adults and people with disabilities that meet their diverse range of needs, cultural backgrounds, interests and abilities.  


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