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Seniors Services

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Selwyn Township Seniors Plan

The Township of Selwyn recognizes the importance of seniors in our community and as such has developed an extensive senior plan.  The plan highlights nine recommendations to help meet the current and future demands of seniors in our community.  

To view a full copy of the 2010 Seniors Plan, please click below:

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 - County By-law 2014-57 & Application Form

County Council passed By-law No. 2014-57, being a by-law to allow for relief of a residential tax increase in 2015, 2016 or 2017 for Low Income Seniors and Low Income Persons with Disabilities.

Applications and evidence of benefits being received under the Family Benefits Act, the Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997 and/or the Old Age Security Act (Canada) or Canadian Pension Plan Disabilities Pension may be filed by eligible individuals with the Treasurer of your local municipality by November 15th, 2015 for tax relief in 2015; by November 15th, 2016 for tax relief in 2016; and by November 15th, 2017 for tax relief in 2017. Eligible property owners are entitled to a grant provided that the said tax increase for any single year exceeds $50.00 to a maximum relief of up to $200.00 in any given year, which the Municipal Treasurer may approve or deny.

Below is an excerpt from Tax Relief By-law 2014-57:

"4. The Treasurer shall adjust the collector's roll and provide for a tax relief in 2015, 2016, or 2017 for the tax increase subject to the following conditions:

a) The applicant must properly complete the municipal application form and file same with the Treasurer of the lower-tier municipality by November 15th, of the year so applied.

b) Evidence of benefits being received by the applicant under the Family Benefits Act, the Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997 and/or the Old Age Security Act (Canada) or Canadian Pension Plan Disabilities Pension must be submitted with the application.

c) Evidence of ownership must be submitted with the application.

5. The maximum amount of relief granted shall be no more than $200.00 in any given year.

6. No tax relief granted shall be allowed to an owner in respect of more than one (1) principal residence.

7. A relief shall be granted for a tax increase only where the balance of property tax is current and all arrears are paid in full.

8. The Treasurer shall have the right to approve or deny an application for Tax Relief."

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: www.peterborough.ca/Living/City_Services/Housing_Division/Programs_And_Initiatives.htm 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