Changes coming to Seniors Services fee structure in Oakville

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Published June 17, 2024 at 4:22 pm

Oakville seniors fee changes

The Town of Oakville will be changing the way seniors are charged to access services.

At least that’s the recommendation contained in a report that will be presented at tonight’s (June 17) council meeting.

Currently, adults at least 50 years old can sign up for a Seniors Services Membership that costs $40.89 with an addition $1 fee per visit for drop-in programs.

The proposed fee schedule would see the base cost rise to $49.50 but eliminate the per-session fee. Seniors over the age of 80 would receive a 50 per cent discount and there would be no cost for those over 90.

“A wide variety of active and social drop-in programs are offered through the Seniors Services programming,” reads the report. “Drop-in programs are supported and led by volunteers. The highest attended drop-in programs include pickleball, snooker, badminton, cards (bridge and euchre) and table tennis.”

Currently, there are approximately 3,100 active Seniors Services members. In 2023, there were more than 35,500 drop-in program visits, averaging about 11 visits annually per member.

If approved, changes to the fee structure would start July 1.

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