Durham Region has lots of options for seniors to stay active. There are seniors' centres you can join. There are also classes for learning. Some programs require memberships.


It's important to stay active. This keeps up energy levels and can prevent injuries. Physical activity can also reduce stress, boost your confidence, and help you maintain a healthy weight. All of these factors are important for your overall health.

Seniors' centres

The region has seniors' centres you can join. These are open to people over the age of 55.

Senior's centres:

Municipal facilities

There are also municipal facilities that offer recreation and activities for seniors. Each municipality has its own website. Each website will tell you what's available in that community.

Municipal recreation:

If you cannot be physically active, there are other activities you can join. Drop in for a game or participate in the many learning options available for seniors. Seniors' centres are great places to meet new people and form lasting friendships. There are also ethno-cultural clubs in some centres.


Learning at every age keeps the mind engaged, which is important for mental health. Lifelong learning can help improve memory and cognitive skills. Plus, learning can be fun!


The libraries in Durham Region offer services for learning. You can take a course or join a program. You can join any Durham Region public library for free. With your free membership, you can read, borrow books and participate in other activities.

Some courses or programs may have a fee.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

There are part-time and full-time classes available to learn English. Start from the beginning or improve your skills with ESL courses.

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