Adult and Older Adult Programs

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The Municipality of Port Hope offers art and culture programs as well as fitness programs for all adults and older adults.  There are a variety of program options to choose from.

Additional programs for older adults, including discounts for Municipal programs for Ruth Clarke Members are available. Visit the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre page for more information.

Please note that our fees have increased for 2023.
View the our recreation fees and charges.

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Let's get active
Port Hope
Free Fitness 55+

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Connect, contribute and learn new skills to lead an active lifestyle.

Schedule and registration details

 Let's Get Active Port Hope - Free Fitness 55+ Schedule

Join us for some free fitness classes, sports clinic’s and Learn to Swim lessons and have the opportunity to connect, contribute, learn new skills and lead active lives. Registration is required for all activities. Funding for this initiative is provided by the Province of Ontario, Seniors Community Grant.

Free Fitness Classes

Virtual Somatic Yoga

Somatic Yoga is based on functional movement similar to Feldenkrais. The class will include somatic movement and yoga postures. Participants are required to have a laptop, iPad or device with a camera and microphone. A link to join the class will be emailed to you before the start of the class.

  • Thursday January 12, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday January 26, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday February 9, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday February 23, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday March 9, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday March 23, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Register for Virtual Somatic Yoga

Muscle Strengthening and Conditioning - Entry Level

This is a beginner class for participants who are looking for an entry level class to build strength and endurance using small weights and your own body weight participants go through a series of exercises to help improve posture, strengthen muscles and learn to stretch correctly to benefit the entire body.

  • Friday January 13, 2023 - 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday January 27, 2023- 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday February 10, 2023- 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday February 24, 2023- 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday March 10, 2023- 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday March 24, 2023- 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Register for Muscle Strengthening and Conditioning

Free Sports Clinics

New times have been added
Pickleball Beginner

Interested in trying out the sport, come out for an hour and learn the basics, All equipment is provided.

  • Thursday March 2, 2023 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Beginner)
Pickleball Intermediate/Advanced

This is a clinic designed for individuals who are well versed in the game and have an understanding of all the rules.  The clinic is designed to give you helpful tips to improve your game and skills you can continue to develop when playing with players not at the same skill level.

  • Thursday March 2, 2023 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Intermediate/Advanced)

Register for Pickleball


Interested in trying out the sport, come out for an hour and learn the basics, All equipment is provided.

  • Monday February 6, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday March 6, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Register for Badminton 

Free Swim Classes

Learn to Swim

Have you always wanted to learn to swim? Do you have a fear of the water? Come learn some basic skills in a safe, friendly environment.  This lesson is geared towards those who have little to no swimming experience.

  • Thursday January 19, 2023 - 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Try It Synchro

Artistic Swimming (known as Synchronized Swimming until 2017) is a combination of swimming, dance, and gymnastics. Swimmers perform a synchronized routine with elaborate moves in the water accompanied by music.  Participants must be comfortable in the big pool and can swim 25 meters.

  • Friday January 20, 2023 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Register for a Swim Class

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Adult and Older Adult Drop-In Programs

Programs for participants ages 18 years and older. Come out and try your hand at pickleball, badminton, ping pong, and more.

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Art and Culture Programs

These programs and workshops express creativity and help participants learn new skills. There are many choices available.

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Fitness Programs

Fitness programs are great for staying healthy and prolonging your independence. View our fitness programs to find the right class for you.

Parks, Recreation and Culture staff have put together a list of fun activities you can do with your family for any season. Make sure you check out our Seasonal Activities page. 

We're an Age Friendly Community 

Age-Friendly Community

An age-friendly community (AFC) is a community where policies, services and physical spaces are designed to enable people of all ages to live in secure and accessible physical and social environments. AFCs contribute to good health and allow people to participate fully in society throughout their lifetime. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities project developed eight domains of AFCs. These domains outline the physical and social aspects of communities that contribute to independent and active aging.

The Municipality of Port Hope is recognized as an Age-Friendly Community through the World Health Organization, and was Awarded the Ontario Age-Friendly Recognition Award in 2018 through the Ministry of Seniors Affairs