It’s a time to recognize and celebrate the hard work and creative contributions of seniors and elders whose skills and expertise enhance our community’s diversity and vibrancy.

At the Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre, we are grateful to the many older adults, especially women, who support our work by attending our programs and events, supporting our fundraising efforts, or volunteering their time and talents on our Board of Directors, with Craftivism activities, or with the Good Food Box program. We couldn’t do what we do without them!

Bill 70 2023

An Act to proclaim the month of June as Seniors Month


By proclaiming the month of June as Seniors Month, the Province of Ontario formally recognizes and celebrates the work seniors have done and are doing in our communities. Seniors Month will place a greater significance on the health and well-being of our seniors and will serve as a catalyst to keep our older adults socially connected and engaged in their respective communities. It will also encourage inclusion and promote age-friendly communities. (Source:


  • Age BIG: celebrates aging by connecting community members age 60+ in ways that support individuals to live and age in place (some fees may be involved)
  • Age-Friendly in Practice (World Health Organization)
  • Age Friendly Thunder Bay publishes a guidebook of resources and a searchable database. They also have several working groups that welcome volunteers
  • Aging and Sexuality (Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights) provides information and resources related to menopause, aging while 2SLGBTQ+, etc.
  • Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre provides information on recent and current scams, strategies for protecting yourself, and ways to report if you think you might be a victim of fraud
  • Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health (Lakehead University): focuses on four key priorities for research and education: Aging at Home; Dementia & Seniors’ Mental Health; Indigenous Peoples’ Health & Aging; and Palliative Care.
  • Choose to Move: resources to help keep active and connected at home
  • Cyber-Seniors provides FREE technology support and training for senior citizens (including 1-1 phone support)
  • Information for Seniors: directory of resources related to law, housing, health care, fitness, safety, finances, etc. from the Government of Ontario
  • Gardening for Small Spaces (infographic)
  • Good Food Box Program: a monthly food distribution program that offers a box of fresh fruit and vegetables at low cost delivered to neighbourhoods in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas. (Many GFB volunteers are 55 years and better!)
  • Grand Individuals Aging with Neighbours in Thunder Bay (GIANTs) host gatherings and share ideas for aging safely and comfortably at home. Watch the digital stories created in 2017 by ten older adults who shared their experiences of aging in Thunder Bay.
  • Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre offers recreational programs, activities and services for those 55 and older in our community.
  • Thunder Bay Literacy Group: Adult Learning Centre helps adults in Thunder Bay who wish to improve their basic reading, writing, math and computer skills in a self-directed manner
  • Thunder Bay Senior’s Poverty Report (2021) from the Lakehead Social Planning Council


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