The Seniors Active Living Centre (SALC)

Salc calendar
The Men's Shed is now open! Download a copy of the Men's Shed membership form here .

The Seniors Active Living Centre is open from 10 am to 2 pm, Monday to Friday. You're welcome to come by to purchase a membership or drop in for Coffee Corner, cards, games or just for a friendly chat!

Programming may be offered outside these hours, please check our calendar for our full programming lineup.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FROM SENIORS AT HOME -For the reasonable cost of $6.00 each way, you can have personalized one-to-one pick up and drop off to anywhere in Arnprior and Braeside. Book 9 trips and your 10th trip is FREE! The Seniors at Home provide trained, caring, compassionate, courteous drivers and will ensure you safely arrive at your destination and back home again – they will walk you from door to door, even help you with groceries, bags, walker or assist you to ensure you arrive safely, where you need to be. Their service is not done! Until December 31, 2019, New Clients receive their first ride for free!

SALC partners with Seniors at Home to offer ½ price transportation services to any SALC Programs and events, so be sure to mention this when you book your ride.

Have a medical appointment outside Arnprior? Drivers will provide personal one-to-one assistance to you, rates for out-of-town rides are also available, upon request. Specialized Wheel Chair transportation is also available. Whether you are no longer able to or comfortable driving yourself, or you just prefer the ease and security of a transportation service, give Seniors at Home a call, (613) 623-7981. “Making your life easier”

LEE VALLEY SEMINAR: Growing food from scraps - September 26. 2019. Register by Friday September 20.

FALLS PREVENTION EXERCISE CLASS - begins September 16, 2019.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT: Keen your body movin' - runs from October 25 to December 13, 2019.

SENIORS FAIR - Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Nick Smith Centre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - This is the first notice of this Event, so please put it in your calendar of events to attend. All of the local services available to our local seniors will be available at the Fair. More information to come soon.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2019 – Rideau Carleton Slots – Leaving Arnprior at 11 am and arriving at The Slots in time for their Buffet Brunch – Then onto the Slots!! Cost for the Brunch is $19.99 + tax and gratuity, (which is paid by the participant at the time) The Bus cost is $30.00 per person (then you are given a $30.00 PLAYER CARD) upon arrival. We would leave to return to Arnprior at 4pm. (with all of y our winnings!!) Once again, we are taking an initial INTEREST LIST with payment to take place later. Please let us know if you would be interested by phone or email by JULY 31, 2019

SWIMMING – please remember that the time and date have changed for the summer to Wednesday from 2 -3 pm. Please show your Membership Card when you arrive to help us track the numbers.

> SALC Newsletter - Do you have a creative bent that is eager to get out?? The SALC Newsletter is seeking volunteers to help with ideas, writing, and layout for the September/October issue. This is a great way to engage members, give our SALC voice and provide a platform for others to know what we are doing. A great way to express that creative urge!! No Vulnerable Sector Check required. Anyone interested should contact Laurel Reid at or contact the SALC.
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.

Note that there is an additional membership form and monthly fee for the Men's Shed.

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
  • See our calendar for information on what we offer and when.

    Read the Bus Trip Memo here.

    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.
    Photography: Frank Dugal is a self-taught, life-long photographer whose first love is photographing people (in fact, for a number of years, he spent his weekends photographing weddings and special events). Frank, who has been shooting digital since 1998, was the founding co-leader of the RA Photo Club Digital Group and the president of the Orléans Photo Club and the leader of its digital group. He is a member of the Kanata Seniors Centre Camera Club and the Arnprior Photo Club. Frank believes photography is a school from which you never graduate, it's a continual learning process.

    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.

    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.


    SALC programming is offered in several locations across our community.

    77B Madawaska St., Arnprior (side entrance)
    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.

    John A. Gillies Recreation Centre, 138 Sarah St., Braeside

    Men's Shed, 328 Nieman Drive, McNab/Braeside
    The Shed is open from 8am to 4pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Coming soon: Murray Yantha Community Centre, 2473 Russett Dr, Arnprior

    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
  • Chris Toner, Town Councillor, Town of Arnprior
  • Dennis Harrington, Executive Director, Arnprior-McNab-Braeside Seniors at Home
  • Graeme Ivory, Manager of Recreation, Town of Arnprior
  • 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

  • SALC Coordinator: Glenn Arthur
    Glenn Arthur, Coordinator
    613-296-1906 E-mail: