The Seniors Active Living Centre (SALC)

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ATTENTION: Due to the provincial stay-at-home order, the SALC is temporarily closed. We hope to be able to resume .

Please note you must pre-register for all programs. As a safety precaution, we cannot accommodate drop-ins at this time.

We continue to offer members access to virtual programming through Seniors Centre Without Walls. Please find the calendar here.

The Men's Shed is now open with COVID-19 safety measures in place! Download a copy of the Men's Shed membership form here .

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”

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 April/May 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 [email protected] or contact the SALC.
2020/21 Memberships: We are now taking renewals for the memberships covering April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
The membership fees for 2020/21 are as follows:
Yearly - $35.00 + HST = $39.55
6 months - $25.00 + HST = $28.25
3 months - $15.00 + HST = $16.95

These new rates will also allow us to accept new members at any time of our operating year.

As an added incentive for anyone renewing priority to April 1, 2020, you will be entered into a draw for a free one-year membership!

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

  • Chair fitness
  • Swimming
  • Carpet bowling
  • Guest speakers
  • Shuffleboard
  • Camera Club
  • Walking club
  • Bridge
  • Ukulele
  • Deal 'm up
  • Jam sessions
  • Special rates on bus trips
  • OACAO workshops
  • The Men's Shed opportunities
  • Reduced rates on programs
  • Special event activities
  • Pick-up and drop-off to programs
  • Shuffleboard
  • 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
    E-mail: [email protected]

    Become a Volunteer

    Volunteering with the SALC has many benefits, including new community connections, friendships, and development of skills and knowledge. We appreciate your help whether it's one hour per week, once a month , or for special events. Every level of effort help makes a difference!

    Description of Volunteer Positions

    SALC Volunteer Requirements:

    1. SALC Volunteer Application
    2. Volunteer Sector/Criminal Record Check
    3. Meet with Volunteer Coordinator
    4. Volunteer Orientation Training

    If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Donna Leroux, Volunteer Coordinator, at 613-296-1906 or [email protected]

    Volunteer Forms

    Volunteer Application Onboarding Instructions Dec2018
    Volunteer Application Form Dec2018
    Confidentiality Agreement Sept 18 2013

    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: [email protected]
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