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.

Senior Games – Carpet Bowling – Congratulations to Bob and Sue Adkins as they won the Gold Medal at the Renfrew County Senior Games on May 16, 2019!! They will now be moving on to compete in the District Games.

Bus Trips – Just in case you wanted to participate in the first Bus Trip to our local Breweries on Wednesday May 29, 2019 – we have extended to deadline until next Tuesday May 21, 2019 at which time we will be confirming the Bus for the Trip. Please call us at (613) 296 – 1906 or email us at

Guest Speaker – We have just booked a Speaker Monday May 27, 2019 from 1:30 – 3 pm at the SALC. The Speaker – Jim Galloway from Abbeyfield Canada will be speaking on Seniors Affordable Housing (a very interesting topic). If you are interested please contact Laurel Reid at or telephone at (613) 623-8859

Grand Parade – Saturday June 1, 2019. The Senior at Home Program will be hosting this super fun, family friendly Event. This is a key annual fund raising event for the Seniors at Home Program. The Event is a 2.5 or 5 km walk beginning at the High School at 10 am with a light lunch provided at the end of the Walk. Registration is at 9 am at the High School. The SALC and Men’s Shed are putting in a team with a goal of raising $2500. Registration and Pledge Forms to join the Team can be picked up at the SALC. Or, if you can’t walk and would like to help the Team in the Fundraising Goal please call us at (613) 296- 1906 or email us at

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.

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: