Zone 42 Seniors

The USCO, or United Senior Citizens of Ontario are a group of seniors who volunteer to fight to make life and living in Ontario a little better for all Seniors living in Ontario.

Zone 42 covers the area between Apsley at the north, Codrington at the south, Peterborough at the west and Havelock at the east. We include the communities of Apsley, Bobcaygeon, Buckhorn/Kawartha Lakes/Harvey-SmithSelwyn, Douro Dummer, Chemung/Bridgenorth/Ennismore, Peterborough, Asphodel/Norwood, Havelock/Belmont/Methuen, Fenella, Hastings, Campbellford & North Brighton/Codrington.

We are here not only to bring fun and fellowship to all our seniors in our communities but also to gather support for the work of the United Senior Citizens of Ontario.

We present briefs to and discuss with governments at all levels all issues Seniors face thus trying to enhance benefits for all Seniors.. Clubs all have their own set of activities with some focusing on cards, exercises for seniors, crafts and all clubs focusing on fun and fellowship.

For more information, visit the Zone 42 Seniors website

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

Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care offers affordable and personalized in-home care services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to enable older adults to maintain their independence and wellbeing as they age at home. As apart of a network of over 1,100 offices in Canada and around the world and with 25 years of experience caring for seniors and their families, Home Instead is recognized as a leader in high quality home care.

Type of Care

From companionship services to hospice support and many care needs in between (meal preparation, house keeping, transportation, personal care and Alzheimer's support), Home Instead services can be tailored to meet your family's unique needs and preferences. While tasks of each service might differ; the goal for all types of care remains the same: to enhance the lives of seniors and their families by treating them with dignity, respect and compassion.

Alzheimer's, Dementia and Other Conditions

Our CAREGivers have specialized training to help seniors cope with dementias, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes and other conditions while maximizing their capabilities. In collaboration with experts on Alzheimer's disease, Home Instead, Inc. created a unique training program that equips our CAREGivers to deliver distinctive care based on research and the senior's life experience. Rather than focusing on the diagnosis and symptoms of the disease, our CARE program primarily focuses on the care and dignity of the person with dementia. This relationship-centred approach allows our CAREGivers to provide individualized care that:

  • Helps your loved one remain safe and calm at home
  • Encourages engagement
  • Provides nutritious meals
  • Creates social interaction
  • Provides mind-stimulating activities
  • Helps manage changing behavioral & cognitive symptoms
  • Honours who the senior was in earlier life
  • Supports the family

Call the Peterborough County Home Instead office for details about care teams and service in the Havelock area: 705-243-5697

Home Instead Regional Office and Training Centre
241 Charlotte Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 2V2

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