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The Township of West Lincoln offers lots of opportunities for older adults to be involved in programs through Recreation Services. Many of the fitness programs we offer are geared towards older adults. We also offer several drop-in programs throughout the year.

Location: West Lincoln Community Centre - 177 West Street, Smithville, ON L0R 2A0

Try Something New 55+!

The Township is proud to present a new schedule of FREE programming for Older Adults (55+) plus two FREE educational presentations, funded through the Seniors Community Grant provided by Ontario's Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility. Find program details below.

The Seniors Community Grant Program is provided by Ontario’s Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility, and aims to address social isolation and help older adults stay healthy, safe, and active in their communities.
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Free Educational Presentations

Crime Stoppers Niagara has partnered with the Niagara Elder Abuse Prevention Network to provide two free presentations targeted towards older adults, held in the upstairs program room at the West Lincoln Community Centre, 177 West St., Smithville. No registration is required for either of these presentations.

Senior-to-Senior Bullying and Elder Abuse Awareness
Learn how to recognize and deal with senior-to-senior bullying and elder abuse.
Friday, November 24, 2023, at 10:30 AM
No registration required.

Be Aware… Take Care – A Safety Guide for Our Community
Gain important information, guidance and resources on how to protect yourself and what to be aware of while online.
Friday December 8, 2023, at 10:30 AM
No registration required.

Free Programs

Registration for applicable “Try Something New 55+” programs opens at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2023. Call 905-957-3346 ext. 4682 to claim your spot!

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Introduction to Bird Watching with Marcie

Come and join a spectacular presentation by Marcie Jacklin, the Canada Chair of Birds on the Niagara who has been bird watching for more than 30 years, about how to get started in the popular hobby of bird watching. It will be IM-PECK-ABLE. No registration required.

West Lincoln Community Centre, 177 West St., Smithville

Friday, November 10, 2023, at 10:30 AM

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Flower Arrangement with The Watering Can Flower Market

Join a road trip to Vineland to create a Holiday or Winter flower arrangement. Coffee, tea and snacks will be available for purchase. Registration required.

Free b
us transportation will leave from the West Lincoln Community Centre at 9:45 AM sharp.

Workshop #1
Monday, November 13, 2023, at 10:30 AM

Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 10:30 AM

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Moccasin Making with Barefoot Bushcraft

Learn the ancient art of Moccasin making from local First Nations teachers! In this workshop, you will learn the history and importance of moccasin making, as well as create your very own soft soled moccasin shoes in true First Nations style. No experience needed. Space is limited. Registration is required.

West Lincoln Community Centre, 177 West St., Smithville

Workshop #1
November 17, 2023, 9 AM-4 PM

Workshop #2
December 1, 2023, 9 AM-4 PM

Workshop #3
January 19, 2024, 9 AM-4 PM

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Ukulele Lessons with Beamsville/Grimsby Music Studio
Beamsville/Grimsby Music Studio is coming to West Lincoln to offer Ukulele Lessons. Learn something new: uke 'n do it! No need to bring anything; all ukuleles are supplied. Bonus: you get to keep your uke after lessons are finished! Registration is required.

West Lincoln Community Centre, 177 West St., Smithville

8-Week Program
Every Wednesday at 11 AM
October 25 to December 13, 2023.

Older adult fitness

Are you interested in Gentle Yoga or Tai Chi? There are programs available for all interests and levels. To find more information about the fitness programs we offer, please visit our Fitness Programs page.

Older adult drop-in programs

Location: West Lincoln Community Centre - 177 West Street, Smithville, ON L0R 2A0

Visit the West Lincoln Community Centre during our Drop-in Programs. Participate in sports like Pickleball, Table Tennis, Crokinole and Cards.  For more information, please visit our drop in programs page. 

Healthy, safe, strong exercise program

The Township of West Lincoln has partnered with the Niagara Region to offer this free community-based group exercise program that helps seniors improve balance and strength and reduce the chance of falls held at the West Lincoln Community Centre.  

To register please call the Niagara Region 905-980-6000 ext. 3847. For more information visit their website. 

Seniors Community Programs Adult Day Program

Niagara Region offers an Adult Day Program in West Niagara at 18 Livingston Ave. Grimsby that focuses on helping older adults stay physically active, cognitively stimulated and socially connected.

The Adult Day Program offers a safe atmosphere where older adults, ages 60 years or older, can socialize and engage in meaningful programming. Program content encourages clients to reminisce, take notice, learn something new and participate in fun and meaningful activity.

An exercise class is designed to get clients active and promote physical health and wellness. Caregivers can benefit from valuable respite and peace of mind.


Planned programming is offered in three-hour, half-day sessions Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - noon or 1 - 4 p.m.


Each half-day session is $16.20. There is a minimum commitment of one half-day session per week. Program participants are billed monthly. Free trial days are available.


Details are subject to change, please visit their website for the most up-to-date information about Niagara Region’s Adult Day Program, including eligibility and suitability. Contact Intake at 905-984-2621 or toll free 1-877-212-3922.