Community Resources For Seniors In Peterborough

Part of the work Comfort Keepers Peterborough does in this community is to connect seniors and their families with the resources they need to live happy, healthy and well-supported lives. Here in Peterborough and the surrounding areas, we are lucky to have a variety of services, supports and community groups to enrich the lives of seniors and the people who care for them.

Do you have a resource or organization you would like to see added to our list? Contact us today with the details.

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The Age-friendly Peterborough Community Action Plan identifies a clear path forward to enhance programs, services, and infrastructure for older adults in the Peterborough region; including the City and County of Peterborough, and the Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations. Part of Sustainable Peterborough.

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The Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and advancing the search for the cause and cure.

Whether you want to learn more about the programs and services we offer, or find dementia-related information specific to your needs, the Alzheimer Society has the education and resources to help you.

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Mental health is not only the avoidance of serious mental illness. Your mental health is affected by numerous factors from your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships. The CMHA website has resources to help you stay mentally fit and healthy.

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The Meals on Wheels program provides quality and affordable meals to seniors living alone, adults with disabilities who are unable to shop for groceries or cook for themselves, or those being discharged from an area hospital with limited/no help available during their recovery. Our Meals on Wheels programs are more than a meal.  It also provides a social visit by one of our caring volunteers, a safety check for many who are isolated, ensuring that our clients are doing well on their own. Meals on Wheels is facilitated by Community Care Peterborough.

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ElderDog Canada Inc. is a national, registered Charitable Organization dedicated to ageing people, ageing dogs, and the important connection they enjoy. Their purposes are to:

  • Assist and support older adults in the care and well-being of their canine companions;
  • Promote the welfare of older dogs whose lives have been disrupted due to illness, relocation or death of a human companion;
  • Educate about the human-animal bond in general and the significant role of companion animals in the health and well-being of seniors;
  • Support and conduct research into the human-animal bond with a focus on seniors and canine companionship.
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There are four long-term care homes in the City of Peterborough. Long-term care homes are government-funded housing facilities that provide more intensive forms of health and personal support. The Central East Community Care Access Centre (Central East CCAC) is responsible for coordinating the placement of patients into long-term care homes in the Peterborough region.

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Thanks to generous volunteer and donor support, Hospice Peterborough offers the best possible support to individuals and families living with or affected by life-threatening illness and grief.

Guided by a philosophy of compassion, respect and autonomy, the organization’s team of specially trained staff and volunteers work together to care for the whole person, improve quality of life and enhance comfort. When individuals and families come to Hospice, they realize they are not alone.

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Redefining healthy ageing through expert, comprehensive, compassionate care for people facing memory loss, dementia and related challenges.

From assessment and treatment to research and advocacy, the Kawartha Centre improves the lives of patients, families, caregivers and communities.

Our newly expanded facility is designed for the comfort and care of our patients, families and caregivers. Its age-friendly design is also fully accessible. Parking is available next door in the Municipal lot.


The Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network (GAIN) Clinic is part of a network of coordinated healthcare services that provide clinical care and education to ensure the best care for frail older adults and their families. The GAIN clinic is staffed by an interprofessional team of healthcare professionals that works collaboratively with patients and families and their primary care providers to strengthen supports and capacity for older adults whose health concerns threaten their ability to live independently at home (including retirement residences).

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There are 8 registered retirement homes in the City of Peterborough. Retirement homes are privately operated and provide varying levels of health and support services including personal care support, fitness activities, and meal service.

Contact the Retirement Home Regulatory Authority by calling 1-855-ASK-RHRA (1 855 275-7472) or visiting them online.

VON Live Every Day

VON Canada is Canada’s only, national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. For more than 115 years, their nurses, therapists and other health care providers have cared for Canadians in their own homes.

With a wide range of health and community services and programming available to seniors and their families. the VON is a valuable community resource. To learn more about their Community support Service Programs call 705-874-3935.

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