Today and in the Future
Life After Fifty is a multi-service organization and registered charity that offers opportunities for personal wellness to members of the community above the age of fifty. We accomplish this by coordinating social, recreational, educational, and volunteer opportunities for our members to get involved in and enjoy.
Life After Fifty offers classes and activities in two different locations in the city of Windsor - in both the East and West ends of the city, in order to be as accessible as possible to the community. Our West End centre is located on McEwan Avenue and our East End centre is located on the first floor of the WFCU Centre on McHugh Street. In keeping with our wellness and health promotion policies, both facilities are smoke-free and fragrance-free.
In addition to offering classes and activities at both of our Windsor locations, Life After Fifty is quite active out in the community as well. From days spent attending the local Windsor International Film Festival or taking a day trip out to our local wineries, to volunteering at local Spitfires games, our members are very active and engaged in the community.
Today, Life After Fifty is funded by the United Way Centraide of Windsor-Essex County, the City of Windsor, the Ministry of Health - Long Term Care, through our own fund raising efforts, membership dues and service fees. We have also been supported along the way by government grants and the generosity of our local service clubs and business foundations.
As we move forward, Life After Fifty will be developing new ways to meet the needs of both our current members and the up-and-coming boomer generation. The boomer generation has already begun to bring about some new perspectives as to what it means to navigate this stage in life. While maintaining good health is still a top priority, many adults today are looking for a bit more. They view this stage in life as an opportunity to reinvent themselves, renew their outlook on life and generally work to achieve a profound sense of fulfillment and personal wellness. Life After Fifty is committed to continuing to find ways to offer new and exciting opportunities and tools that will help our members thrive in this exciting stage of life.
Research has shown that the way in which this up-and-coming generation will utilize the classes, activities and services that we have to offer will be quite different from what has traditionally been offered, due to the fact that many are still active in the workforce and leading very busy lives. Life After Fifty is already taking steps to meet the changing needs of our valued members. Beginning in September 2012, evening programming was introduced at the McEwan Avenue Centre in order to allow working adults access to our services.
As we move forward, we will continue to evaluate our services to ensure that we remain accessible, relevant and beneficial to our valued members.