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Seniors 55+ Programs

There’s no age limit on staying active in Barrie. The Allandale 55+ Centre and Parkview Centre for 55+ offer recreation, education and fitness opportunities along with events and workshops for individuals 55 years of age and better.

The ​City currently has no approximate reopening date set for seniors centres. We want to be extra vigilant about keeping seniors safe as they are a high-risk group.

Did you know? Adults​ 65+ ride Barrie Transit​ FREE on Thursdays throughout the year, with a valid ID​. 

Special Program During COVID-19:
Seniors Centre Without Walls

Connect and engage with other seniors through multi-person phone calls! This program is run by 55+ Centre staff and community partners. Enjoy a variety of topics each week ranging from informal coffee chats and fun brain-stimulating games to health and wellness seminars and educational talks. The program is free and open to all seniors in Barrie.

Please view the monthly program schedule for details. To register, email or call 705-739-4223 and leave your name and phone number. Recreation staff will follow up with you.

Art Your Service 

Art Yo​ur Service is fitness, dance, social, art and more offered virtually through Zoom, free through Seniors Centre Without Walls registration. To get involved or learn more, contact Jessica Gourlie at or 705-739-4220 ext 5688.​

PALS Monthly Newsletter

The City's 55+ centres offer a variety of special events & programs throughout the year. Check out our monthly newsletter PALS to stay up to date on what's happening, or refer to the Monthly Calendar.

June is Seniors Month

June is recognized as Seniors Month in Ontario. The theme for 2021 was stay safe, active and connected. To celebrate, the City and its partners offered special opportunities throughout the month, including select free virtual fitness programsvirtual programming a​​nd events hosted by the Barrie Public Library, and more. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee to participate in Seniors Centres Without Walls
Seniors Centre Without Walls is a barrier free program offering older adults 55+ and better an opportunity to connect.  This is a FREE program.
How do I register to particpate in Seniors Centre Without Walls
To register for Senior Centre Without Walls please contact Recreation Information at 705-739-4223 or via email
What kind of programs do you offer through Seniors Centre Without Walls?
We offer a wide range of programs from coffee, chats, information sharing, hot topics, tips and tricks and working in partnership with many local senior serving organziations so ensure that you are aware of opportunities in our community.

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