The Town of Tecumseh (Town) recognizes the importance of improving the quality of life for seniors and helping them lead safe, engaged, active and healthy lives. In keeping with its commitment to fostering community participation among our seniors, the Town established a Senior Advisory Committee (SAC). The SAC provides advice on issues that affect area seniors to Town Council and Administration. The SAC also works with Town departments, agencies and organizations for the purpose of improving the quality of life for senior residents in Tecumseh. To fulfill this mandate, the SAC strives to develop and maintain a positive liaison with other individuals, groups, agencies, organizations, etc. who are addressing issues of concern to local seniors.
The SAC is continually working on senior initiatives such as educational workshops and collaborating with Life After Fifty to offer programming and social event opportunities. Information details relating to planned events, as they are made available, will be posted to this webpage.
Snow and Leaf Angels Program
The Town offers a Snow and Leaf Angels Program (Program) for residents. The Program matches volunteers, known as Snow and Leaf Angels, from the community with seniors (those ages 65 or older) and persons with physical disabilities living in the Town.
To learn more about the Program and how to apply, please visit the Snow Angels webpage or contact the Tecumseh Town Hall at Ext. 143.
The Tecumseh Transit Service (TTS) was implemented on December 21, 2009. The Town welcomes all residents, including seniors, to take advantage of this important service.
The TTS route/schedule is a circuitous route with 37 stops (with a one hour headway). Please click here for further information on the TTS route/schedule and transit fees.
The following seasonal recreational opportunities for seniors are currently offered:
Adult Skate and Shinney Hockey during the fall/winter season, and
Tennis & Pickleball Courts, Aquafit and Adult Swim Lenths in the spring/summer season.
Additional details relating to recreational programming is available here or by contacting the Tecumseh Arena at Ext. 425.
The Golden Age Club (GAC) is a senior active living centre, located in Tecumseh, which provides activities and services for older adults and seniors in Windsor-Essex County. The GAC offers a variety of weekly programs including Bridge, Euchre, Pepper and Cribbage, social dinners and events.
The GAC programming affords older adults and seniors an opportunity to stimulate cognitive functions as well as promotes social interactions.
The GAC also serves as a host location for TOPS (Weight Loss Program), along with Alcoholics Anonymous.
Community Support Centre (CSC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a full menu of quality programs and services for residents throughout Essex County. Services include Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Home Support and Foot Care. CSC offers a Foot Care Clinic, twice monthly, at the GAC.
To learn more about the variety of programs and services and/or to book a Foot Care Clinic appointment, please visit: http://www.communitysupportcentre.ca.
Life After Fifty (LAF) is a non-profit organization and a registered charity in Windsor-Essex. LAF is designed as a recreation centre for adults age 50+ in the Windsor-Essex community. Older adults and seniors are able to participate in a large array of programs, classes, activities and workshops designed to promote well-being and active living.
Regular weekly programs fall under 3 core streams:
1. Health and Wellness (“Be Fit”)
2. Skills, Development & Hobbies (“Be Well”)
3. Personal Connections (“Be Social”)
All activities are designed to stimulate cognitive and motor function, as well as promote social interaction to combat isolation.
LAF has 2 active living centres:
West Side Centre is located at 635 McEwan Avenue, and
East Side Centre is located at 8787 McHugh Street in the WFCU Centre
Both facilities meet convenience and wellness standards, including street-level locations for accessibility, free parking, bike racks, smoke-free and fragrance-free buildings.
Visit http://www.lifeafterfifty.ca for additional information on the quality programs and services provided by LAF.