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Housing and Supports

The Au Château Home for the Aged provides exemplary care through the promotion of active living, social and recreational programs. Au Château is also the proud sponsor of 23 Life Lease Residences, providing adults over the age of 55 with a resident-funded retirement alternative.

Au Château, through the West Nipissing Non-Profit Housing (District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board) also oversees 175 seniors apartments, all attached to the Home as well as connected to medical clinics and the West Nipissing General Hospital

Other housing options can be explored through the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board

See our Housing and Support section of the Directory for a broader list of agencies in West Nipissing.

Recreation and Leisure

There are a number of recreational clubs and organizations for seniors, including:

  • Chatelaines (Au Château) 
  • Chevalier de Colomb (with clubs in Field, Cache Bay, Verner, and Sturgeon Falls)
  • The Golden Age Club (with clubs in River Valley, Sturgeon Falls, Lavigne, and Field)
  • United 50 Seniors Club

See the Recreation and Leisure section of the Directory for more clubs and organizations in West Nipissing. 

The West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre offers a variety of programming and memberships.

Memberships & Rates

Residents aged 75 and over are eligible for a FREE Membership.

Drop-In Rate

Seniors | $3.10 (+ HST)


Pool + Fitness Centre$54.87 (+ HST)$86.73 (+ HST)$266.37 (+ HST)
Pool$24.78 (+ HST)$51.33 (+ HST)$153.10 (+ HST)
Fitness Centre$37.17 (+ HST)$74.34 (+ HST)$182.30 (+ HST)


Our Health, Safety and Well-being page offers useful information and related links.

Public Health Units and Hospitals in our area:

For non-urgent medical advice, contact Health811 or call them by dialling 8-1-1.

For a broader list of healthcare providers, services, and pharmacies in West Nipissing, please see the Health and Well-Being section of the Directory

In case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1. For immediate 24/7 assistance, or to report an incident to the Ontario Provincial Police (non-emergency), dial 1-888-310-1122.

Tax Rebate Programs

Low-income seniors who are residential property owners may apply for tax relief through the Municipality of West Nipissing. For more information and an application form, please visit our Tax Rebate Programs page. 

Provincial Government Services

The Province of Ontario offers support and programs for seniors. These include financial supports, information on staying healthy and active, information on driving and transportation, and more. 


Federal Government Services

The Government of Canada offers income security programs, insurance information, and several other programs for seniors. 

This includes:

  • Canada Pension Plan
  • Guaranteed Income Supplement
  • Old Age Security
  • Services for Veterans


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