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Older Adults

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Parks and Recreation Older Adults Strategy

Your Vision, Your Community, Imagine The Possibilities!

Saanich Parks & Recreation is creating a new Older Adults Strategy. This strategy will guide the direction of programs, parks, trails, facilities and outdoor spaces for older adults for 2017-2022. We invite you to be part of the process. Please join us for an interactive focus group and give us your perspective on what is working and what you would like to see in the future.  

Here is a list of upcoming public engagement opportunities Poster engagements, or please go to This website contains summaries from all held engagement sessions.

We are very happy to come to you! If none of these times work for you, please contact Julie Wallace at or 250.475.5408 to set up another option. 

Saanich Active Aging Vision

Our vision is for a community where people can live healthy and active lives well into their senior years; where older people are valued for their skills and life experiences and where they participate in the community in ways that they choose. Saanich will be a positive place in which to age and encourage participation in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

Older Adult Recreation Programs

Saanich Parks & Recreation Active Living Guides include older adults programs within the regular adult program section. To determine if a program is at a level for you note the hearts beside the title. 

The hearts indicate the intensity level of a class

  Low intensity
  Moderate intensity
  High intensity

Programs that are specifically for older adults are noted with age requirements in the title. For program suggestions, feedback or comments please feel free to contact Julie  Wallace in Community Services, 250-475-5408

See our current Active Living Guide for details on any of the following:

Partners In Recreation

The Municipality continues to work with local partners to deliver social and recreational opportunities to our older citizens and to provide avenues for community participation. For more information on the services provided by our partners please visit the following links:

Social Drop-in Times FREE

Enjoy a relaxed social atmosphere, some music, visit friends, play table tennis, cards or billiards.  Coffee & tea available.

Commonwealth Place
Upside Teen Lounge

Thursdays 1:30 - 4:30 pm


Enjoy a relaxed social atmosphere, some music, visit friends, play table tennis, cards or billiards. Coffee & tea available.

Pearkes Recreation Centre
Flipside Teen Lounge

includes organized Table Tennis games
Tuesdays  10 - noon
Thursdays  10 - noon

Last modified: June 01, 2016