The Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre Society (PSDICS) is a valuable community resource that plays a vital role in serving the social, intellectual and physical needs of individuals aged 50 and older who live in Penticton and the surrounding communities. The PSDICS is a non-profit society that is fully self-supporting organization that is operated by an army of amazing volunteers, including the Board of Directors, who serve so unselfishly. The one paid position is a building manager who oversees the daily operations of the Centre and is responsible for booking outside groups who use the space for private functions. The Centre is open five days a week with some special events being held on Saturday and Sunday. Recently some evening activities have been added.

Membership at the Centre continues to grow, and member expectations continue to evolve. As we look to the future, we recognize the importance of adapting to the changing needs and demands of people of different ages, cultural backgrounds, and physical abilities so they can participate fully in meaningful activities in order to age actively. 

To meet the challenge of remaining an age-friendly community that meets the changing needs of diverse seniors will require the energy, wisdom, desire, and enthusiasm of the trailblazers of the past who worked so hard to see the dream of a safe, welcoming, and relevant environment realized. We are confident we will be able to meet that challenge.

Our Vision &

       Our Mission

Our Vision:

The vision of the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre (PSDIC) is that all seniors are able to:

  • Enjoy companionship of others in an inclusive, caring, supportive, safe, and affordable environment;

  • Participate in a variety of activities, programs, and events which support & enhance their physical, social, and intellectual well-being;

  • Participate in continuous learning opportunities that will enrich, inform, inspire, and;

  • Experience meaningful volunteering opportunities that utilize their wisdom and experience.

Our Mission:

In order to achieve our vision, PSDIC has as its mission to:

  • Provide opportunities that encourage meaningful social connections;

  • Offer a progression or continuum of experiences that encourage seniors to continue to participate;

  • Provide stimulating recreational activities, programs, and events that are meaningful to seniors, allow for self-development, and support life-long learning;

  • Create a welcoming and safe environment that is responsive to the needs and interests of a changing population;

  • Identify and reduce barriers that prevent involvement of older adults;

  • Encourage and facilitate opportunities for volunteering that utilize the expertise, knowledge, and wisdom of the senior population; and.

  • Manage a community building and update the facility, as needed, in order to meet the changing needs and expectations of the senior community.