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Seniors Services


Age-friendly Peterborough Community Action Plan

The Township of Selwyn recognizes the importance of seniors in our community and people over the age of 65 make up approximately 20% of the population of the region currently. This number is expected to rise to 26% and 30% for the City and County respectively by 2041. The objective of the Age-friendly Peterborough Community Action Plan is to help prepare for this demographic shift and promote ways to support healthy and active aging.

Tax Relief for Low Income Seniors and Low Income Persons with Disabilities

Tax Relief for Low Income Seniors and Low Income Persons with Disabilities within the County of Peterborough

Peterborough Renovates Program

The Peterborough Renovates Program (PRP) is a home repair program, funded by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The focus of the program is to help fund necessary repairs or accessibility upgrades for low to moderate income home owners.

Aimed at people who cannot otherwise afford major, necessary repairs to their home, this program seeks to improve living conditions through financial assistance to repair deficiencies. The program also provides financial assistance to carry out modifications to the home that would improve accessibility for occupants who have a disability.

Homeowners must meet eligibility requirements and assistance is typically provided in the form of a forgivable loan, with small, one-time grants available for qualifying accessibility modifications. 

Grants and forgivable loans to qualifying applicants will be made on a first come, first served basis.

For more information and program details visit the Housing Division section of the City of Peterborough website at:  or feel free to contact (705) 742-7777.

Provincial and Federal Seniors Services

The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA)

This is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness about the abuse and neglect of older adults.

Our mission is to create an Ontario that is free from abuse for all seniors, through education, training, collaboration, service coordination and advocacy.

Stop Abuse. Restore Respect.

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT)

The Ontario Provincial Police, Peterborough County Detachment supports the program Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) which is a volunteer community-based police program designed to focus on crime prevention initiatives specifically targeted at reducing crimes against seniors in Peterborough County.

During the past three years, senior volunteers and the OPP have been educating other seniors across Ontario and providing them with the tools and resources to enhance their safety and protection. Salt offers a peer to peer approach where seniors volunteers present, in collaboration with the O.P.P., information to their peers on crime prevention initiatives.

More information about the SALT program can be found through the Ontario Provincial Police, Peterborough County Detachment, 705-742-0401