Saanich Parks and Recreation Older Adults Strategy Final Report was approved by Saanich Council in June of 2017.
After 18 months of planning, public engagement, writing, and analysis with over 2400 participants input, this project is now complete and we can begin implementing some of the 89 Action items.
Please open the Older Adults Strategy [PDF - 23.9 MB] Final Report to review the findings, priorities, and proposed goals and actions for the years 2017-2022.
No need to cook and eat alone! Social Cooking sessions are offered at Gordon Head Recreation Centre and GR Pearkes Recreation Centre bi-weekly. This is not a cooking instruction class but a cooperative, fun social time to cook together and enjoy a meal. Everything provided, just bring an apron and extra container in case of leftovers!
Looking to meet some new friends, play cards, or bingo? Join the new Cedar Hill Social Club at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. This new club includes bridge, carpet bowling, ping pong, canasta, social tea, and bingo. New activities will be added as membership grows so give us your input as to what you would like to see. Membership: $40/year
For activity schedule or more information call Julie Wallace
Caregiver Respite Program
This program, offered at Commonwealth Place, offers a supervised social time and light exercise for your partner or spouse while you take a short break for yourself. Enjoy the pool, visit the library, cafe or have your own workout in the gym. For more information see link Caregiver Respite Program
Partners in recreation
Saanich Parks & Recreation works with many local organizations to help deliver social and recreational opportunities to our older citizens. We work to provide avenues for social participation not just in our centres but in the community at large. For more information on our partners and older adult organizations see the "RELATED LINKS" list on this page. Many offer opportunities for low cost or free programs, social gatherings and volunteering.