Live your best life!
Welcome to Fairview’s Seniors Active Living Centre. You don’t have to be a resident to become a member!
Designed to enrich and enhance the lives of adults aged 55+ from Cambridge and surrounding areas, our vibrant community thrives on our exceptional range of services and amenities where you can pursue your passion or discover a new one.
Whether you’re looking for recreation or fitness, social connection or entertainment, at Fairview’s Seniors Active Living Centre there is something for everyone, including a warm water therapy pool, fitness and recreation centre, arts and crafts programs, education sessions, special events, a large auditorium, technology programs, virtual programs and more.
Residents can also access supports from our many partners including the City of Cambridge, Cambridge Community Living, Alzheimer’s Society, and a certified Kinesiologist, local physiotherapists, right on the Campus. SALC is supported by funding through the MSAA; SALC, “Connections for healthy aging programs” and the city of Cambridge.
There’s so much to do here, you’ll forget you’re retired.
The Fairview Centre for Health & Wellness offers an extensive range of services and amenities:
There are many ways to participate in life on our vibrant campus. If you like to socialize, join the book club, do some woodworking or sing in the choir. For craft enthusiasts, our busy craft room has it all. You might help raise funds by adding your creations to the various craft sales held throughout the year.
Or perhaps you thrive on volunteering; there are plenty of opportunities – pool assistant, library and fitness room support, café staff, companionship and friendly visiting… to name a few. Training and staff support are available for volunteers!
Warm Water Therapy Pool
Feel Energized! Whether you’re an avid swimmer or looking to learn, Fairview has a pool program for you. You don’t need to know how to swim to participate.
We know that swimming is great exercise. It has also been proven aquatic exercise and fitness can be beneficial for people who need to maintain mobility and flexibility, or to develop pre/post-operative strength.
Fairview has Cambridge’s only warm water therapy pool. The water temperature is maintained at a comfortable 92 degrees Fahrenheit (33 degrees Celsius) year-round and is equipped with a supportive handrail all around the pool, which measures 16’ x 38’. It also has easy access with low rising steps or a chairlift. The shallow end is 2’8” deep and the deep end is 5’ deep.
Our pool has a personal support worker available for those who need extra assistance.
Please bring a large towel. Bathing suits must be worn. Bathing caps are optional. Water shoes or sandals are recommended to wear on the pool deck. Swimmers are required to shower before and after they use the pool. Showers and washrooms are onsite and have direct access to the pool.
You may already have a fitness routine you enjoy or perhaps you’ve decided to start one.
Staying active is an essential key to living and aging well. We invite you to visit our Fitness Room where certified trainers, including a kinesiologist, are on-site to help you reach your personal goals.
You can enjoy friendly, non-intimidating fitness programs and all the equipment you would find at the gym:
- Octane seated cross-trainer
- Elliptical machines
- Functional Trainer (cabled weight machine)
- Recumbent bicycle
- Leg press
- Free weights and Thera-bands
- Stretching area
Personal Fitness Coaching
A Full Access Membership gives you ten free sessions with a qualified fitness coach who will create a program, track success and support you on your health and wellness journey. Call to set up your FREE orientation.
If you enjoy group fitness, we offer walking groups, TRX, gentle yoga, weights, virtual programming, strength and full body classes.
SMART exercises, facilitated by Community Support Connections, are also offered three times a week.
Living well encompasses taking care of our whole selves – spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Fairview Centre for Health & Wellness offers a broad spectrum of education and support to help older adults manage chronic conditions, including:
- Heart Conditions
- Post Stroke Rehabilitation
Health lectures and specific programs address management of Cardiac disease and pain, falls prevention, maintaining good mental health and nutrition, and more. Our programs support rehabilitation for those who have suffered from knee, hip or bone fractures, or stroke.
All adults 55+ from Cambridge and the surrounding community are welcome to join the Fairview Centre for Health & Wellness. In addition, special considerations are available for younger individuals with a diagnosed health condition that would be aided by access to the therapy pool or specialised fitness programs.
Fairview offers a variety of memberships to suit attendance preferences and affordability. Choose from all inclusive, monthly and drop-in options. All memberships include access to our supportive and qualified staff, centre orientation, and campus amenities.
Bring a guest with Pay-As-You-Go
Have a friend or family member visiting from out of town? That is no reason to miss your health program – Bring them along! Non-members and guests can attend a Fairview Centre program for a drop-in fee. Please arrange with staff prior to visiting.
*Please note: children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Not all programs can accommodate children. Please check pool schedule for days and times that children are welcome to use the pool.
If you need fee assistance, Fairview Centre for Health & Wellness offers subsidy or payment plans for qualifying individuals. Fee assistance is arranged on an individual basis. Please contact the Director of Programs and Services at 519.653.5719 extension 4602 for further inquiries.
We want to help you live your best life.
Gathering with friends to enjoy a delicious meal is good for the body and the spirit. The renovated Fairview Centre Dining Room offers delicious and nutritious meals – lunch is served daily at noon and supper is served Monday to Thursday evenings at 5 p.m. Menus are posted on bulletin boards throughout the Centre.
Sign up in the apartment lobby or by calling Reception before 1 p.m. the day before.
Our special meal programs include Family & Friends discounts and a partnership program with Grand Valley Institute – Supper Club.
Fairview is pleased to offer transportation and special outings with our own fully accessible bus. The bus offers service to:
- Local shopping (groceries, mall, etc.)
- Special excursions such as local tours
- Outings for dining and social engagements
For those who prefer to get around on their own, there is a city bus stop located at the Langs Drive entrance.