The Seniors Active Living Centre (SALC)

Vote at the SALC

If you're eligible to vote in the Arnprior municipal election, you can do so right at the SALC! On Thursday, October 18th, an electronic voting booth will be set up on site from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

Don't forget to follow the SALC on Facebook!
Membership is open to seniors 55 years and over for a fee of $15/year (from October 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019) and $25 annually (from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020).
Membership entitles you to participate in organized programs or drop-in activities at any time that the SALC is open. The Centre provides a place for social, educational and recreational programs.

Benefits of membership

  • Social interaction and participation
  • A new social support system
  • A feeling of belonging to your community
  • Stress relief
  • Opportunities for learning, creativity and skills development
  • Opportunities to volunteer by sharing your knowledge and skills
  • Low-impact fitness classes
  • Seniors yoga
  • Creative writing
  • Photo club (coming in January)
  • Information sessions (various topics)
  • Card games (euchre, bridge, cribbage and others)
  • Board games
  • Men's Shed (coming soon)

  • Program ideas?

    We welcome suggestions for new programs! Do you have an idea for a program or activity at the SALC? Are you interested in leading a program activity at the SALC? Please let us know.
    The SALC is open from 10 am to 2 pm, Monday to Friday.

    Coffee Corner, Cards, Games
  • Every day during opening hours

  • Senior's Yoga
  • 10 am - 11 am, Tuesdays & Thursday (starting Oct. 9th)

  • Yoga Level 2: Floor Mat Yoga
  • 11:10 am - 12:10 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays (starting Oct. 16th)

  • Creative Writing
  • 1 pm - 4 pm, every other Tuesday (starting Oct. 9th)
  • 1 pm - 4 pm, every other Thursday (starting Nov. 8th)

  • Fitness
  • 1 pm - 1:45 pm, Wednesdays (starting Oct. 10th)

  • Photography
  • 1 pm - 4 pm, Friday, Jan. 11th, Friday, Mar. 8th
  • Wednesday, October 17th

    The Arnprior Regional Health Ethics Committee presents "Driving & Dementia", 6 pm - 7 pm at the Grove Nursing Home auditorium. This event is FREE and open to any member of the public.

    Guest speakers:
  • Dr. Jennifer Becker, Arnprior family physician
  • Caitlin Brydges, Dementia Care Coach, Dementia Society of Ottawa & Renfrew County
  • Nikolija Lukich, Ethicist, Champlain Centre for Healthcare Ethics

  • Tuesday, October 30th

    Join Rick Baker from the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) to find out more about what CARP does and the benefits of becoming a CARP member. There will be a light lunch to follow. Pre-registration is required. E-mail no later than October 23rd.
    Creative Writing: Patricia Josefchak has several passions, including her marriage and family, history, music, and their home and garden on a tiny slice of lakefront in Eastern Ontario. She has her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and her master’s degree in management science, both from the University of Waterloo.

    Seniors Yoga: Allison Donnelly (Amrita) is the owner of Rising Lotus Yoga in Arnprior. Allison has been a registered yoga instructor and practitioner for over 8 years. She specializes in chair yoga. Allison has a degree in psychology from Carleton University.

    Fitness: Krista Jefferies is currently a full-time pool assistant with the Town of Arnprior at the Nick Smith Centre and is involved with fitness programs both in the pool and in the community hall. She has a diploma in Recreation, she is a Certified Personal Trainer and Older Adult Fitness Specialist with Canfitpro, a Red Cross instructor, Lifesaving Society instructor, Certified Aquafitness instructor, and National Lifeguard instructor and examiner.


    The Centre is open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday to Friday and on occasional evenings and weekends for special events.


    Seniors Active Living Centre (SALC)
    77B Madawaska Street (side entrance)
    Arnprior, ON K7S 1S1
    Seniors Active Living Centre (SALC)
    c/o Township of McNab/Braeside
    2508 Russett Drive, R.R. 2
    Arnprior, ON K7S 3G8

    Transportation to the SALC is available through the Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program.
    Phone: 613-623-7981
    Are you interested in volunteering with the SALC? If so, please submit your resume to the SALC Coordinator, in person or by e-mail:

    Our Vision

    Together, as a community, to create an environment that enables seniors to remain independent, active, healthy and socially engaged

    Our Mission

    To provide programs and services to promote the physical, emotional and social well-being of seniors

    Our Core Values

    Community engagement and commitment supported by teamwork and exceptional program delivery for seniors

    SALC Steering Committee

  • Glenn Arthur
  • Scott Conroy, Recreation Programmer, Township of McNab/Braeside
  • Frank Dugal, Town Councillor, Town of Arnprior
  • Dennis Harrington, Executive Director, Arnprior-McNab-Braeside Seniors at Home
  • Graeme Ivory, Manager of Recreation, Town of Arnprior
  • Jason Moore, Manager, Special Projects, Arnprior Regional Health
  • Darrel O’Shaughnessy, Chair, Arnprior Seniors Council
  • Geoff Patterson, Recreation Director, Township of McNab-/Braeside
  • Tom Peckett, Mayor, Township of McNab/Braeside
  • Laurel Reid, Consultant Volunteer
  • Katrin Spencer, Project Manager, Grove Redevelopment, Arnprior Regional Health

  • SALC Coordinator: Name