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Simcoe Cycling Without Age

Simcoe Cycling Without Age is based on a program called Cycling Without Age that originated in Copenhagen, Denmark. This innovative program is designed to enhance the lives of vulnerable seniors, and provides the opportunity to remain connected to society by actively participating in the community through cycling.  Click here to view a video from Cycling Without Age - Ottawa.

Simcoe Cycling Without Age supports individuals with cognitive and physical decline by helping them with an active and inclusive lifestyle program. The main objectives of this program are:

  • To reintroduce those who have lost aspects of their strength and mobility to an active and inclusive lifestyle program in the community
  • Increase social participation, reduce loneliness, socialize and re-connect residents to nature and their community
  • To enhance quality of life in ways only a bike ride can offer by social participation and enjoying once again a sense of freedom
  • Remain active in society
  • Create an Intergenerational Program
  • Have fun!

Who is Involved? 

Residents and family members, Program and Support Services, recreation and administration staff, volunteers, community members, and partners, Tourism Simcoe County.  This program is currently being run at two of our Simcoe County Homes:

Sunset Village and Manor

49 Raglan Street Collingwood 705-445-4499 Ext. 6080
Jenn Baulke, Supervisor, Program and Support Services
jenn.baulke@simcoe.ca

 

Georgian Village and Manor

101 Thompsons Road Penetanguishene 705-549-3166 Ext. 3080
Christina Thorpe, Supervisor, Program and Support Services
Christina.thorpe@simcoe.ca

 

Future Goals for the Simcoe Cycling Program

We believe that everyone should be able to participate in the Simcoe Cycling program and receive the benefits of  remaining active and connected to their community. As a result, Simcoe Village and Manor and Trillium Manor are exploring grant options so that the program can be expanded to all of our locations.  If you have a way you can help with our expansion, we would love to hear from you.

Want to be part of this program?

  1. Complete an online application or in-person at the office:

    Address:  Georgian Manor, 101 Thompsons Rd., Penetanguishene, ON  L9M 0V3

    Georgian Village & Manor Volunteer Application - Online Form
    Georgian Village & Manor Volunteer Application Form - for Print

    Address:  Sunset Manor, 49 Raglan Street, Collingwood, ON L9Y 4X1
    Sunset Village & Manor Volunteer Application - Online Form
    Sunset Village & Manor Volunteer Application Form - for Print

  2. In addition to attending a general orientation session, you will require a vulnerable sector screening, a Tuberculosis skin test, and take part in a bike safety course.
  3. Must be 18 or older to participate as a volunteer pilot and attend focus groups. Individuals under 18 can assist with administrative duties.