Physical activity for seniors

Health, leisure and fitness

Ottawa Public Health offers a telephone service where you can obtain information, education and confidential counselling service on various health related issues from a Public Health Nurse or Public Health Inspector.

Two women on the tennis court.
Woman exercising


Get advice on such topics as:

  • General adult and children health
  • Physical Activity
  • Nutrition and healthy lifestyles
  • Smoking cessation
  • Injury prevention (such as fall prevention, car seat safety)
  • Influenza
  • Well water questions
  • Environmental health issues

Ottawa Public Health Information - Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except statutory holidays)
TTY: 613-580-9656

Ottawa Public Health assists seniors living in the community to maintain their health and independence by offering the following programs:

Senior Centres

Ladies playing Shuffle Board

The City operates four senior centres that offer fun programs in English, as well as drop-ins for residents age 55+:

Churchill Seniors Centre
345 Richmond Rd.

Heron Seniors Centre
1480 Heron Rd.

Kanata Seniors Centre
2500 Campeau Dr

Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre
1701 Woodroffe Ave.

Recreation Guide

The City offers a variety of fitness programs in facilities throughout Ottawa. Residents age 65+ receive a 10 per cent discount on all adult programs. The Recreation Guide is available here on our Web site, for pick up at your neighbourhood community centre, Client Service Centres and libraries.

Library Services

A senior reading

There are 33 public libraries in Ottawa and 23 bookmobile locations. Use your public library membership card to borrow books, magazines, CDs, CD-ROMs, videocassettes, DVDs, large print books and audio books.

  • InfoService: 613-580-2940
  • Talking Book Service: 613-580-2424, ext. 32168
  • Homebound Delivery Service: 613-580-2944
  • Assistive Services, 613-580-2424, ext. 32168

Heritage, Museums and Archives

The City of Ottawa's heritage is one of its most important assets. Our stories and material evidence of our development are preserved, researched and told through local archives, museums, historical and archaeological sites, cemeteries, historical gardens, commemorations, libraries, programs and events, walking tours, galleries, memorials and architectural legacy.

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