Senior Services

Cornwall has a growing population of senior citizens and retired people, many of whom chose to settle here in their later years. To help older individuals live as independently as possible, the community has programs and services that provide assistance with errands, transportation, cooking, cleaning, home repairs and other day-to-day tasks.

For information regarding financial support during retirement, please visit our Retirement page:

Senior Retirement Residences

Cornwall is home to a number of Senior Retirement Residences intended for senior citizens who are in good health and want to live independently near like-minded seniors. Some of the larger residences include:

Long-Term Care Facilities

Sometimes referred to as a nursing home, a long-term care facility provides full-time care and medical treatment for people who are unable to take care of themselves. Cornwall has a number of nursing homes for people who require, as determined by a health care professional, continual nursing care and have significant difficulty coping with the required activities of daily living. Nursing aides, personal support workers and skilled nurses are usually available 24 hours a day.

Social Participation

Interacting with family and friends is an important part of living a happy life and participating in the community. Getting involved in senior citizen clubs is a great opportunity to connect with friends, meet new ones and have fun. Cornwall has four senior citizen clubs:

  • Cornwall Senior Citizen Club / (613) 932-0980
  • Seaway Senior Citizens Centre / (613) 932-4969
  • Centre Charles-Emile Claude / (613) 932-1035
  • St Lawrence Seniors Club / (613) 936-6060

Access to reliable, affordable public transit becomes increasingly important when driving becomes stressful or challenging.

In compliance with Cornwall’s Accessibility Plan, Cornwall Transit is able to prevent and remove barriers to public transportation so that everyone can more easily travel within the City. Cornwall is well serviced by one of the most efficient public transit systems in Canada. For more information about Cornwall’s Public Transit, please visit the following link: