About the Seniors Association
Seniors Association Kingston Region is a not-for-profit, charitable organization specializing in recreation and leisure activities for today’s active, older adults. The Association was established in 1976 and has become the focal point for seniors in the community through its facilities, its monthly publication Vista, its website, and its extensive list of activities.
In 2001, the Association opened The Seniors Centre at 56 Francis Street, through a joint venture with the City of Kingston. The former Portsmouth Public School has been transformed into a welcoming and vibrant community centre for older adults.
To bring programs closer to our members and to accommodate the unprecedented growth in membership, the Association has opened three satellite locations in recent years:
• Seniors Centre West, located within the Boys & Girls Club at the Frontenac Mall;
• Seniors Centre Loyalist, located at Edith Rankin Memorial United Church; and
• Seniors Centre North, located in the Rideau Heights Community Centre.
The Seniors Association will soon expand to Kingston East.
“People. That’s what the Seniors Association Kingston Region is all about,” says Past-President Greg Finlayson. The Association is member-owned and volunteer-driven. People are at the heart of everything we do. Currently, over 5000 members enjoy more than 250 programs, 15 services, and countless events – all geared to exercise the body, stimulate the mind, and nurture the spirit. These activities are only possible with the work of more than 640 volunteers. They facilitate many programs and events, work at Reception and in administration, prepare and serve food in The Seniors Centre’s restaurant and café, and contribute to and deliver Vista.
The Seniors Association truly has something for everyone. Come join us . . . for the time of your life!