PEP – Seniors Therapeutic Program 

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about PEP.

Pep Programs


PEP is a therapeutic program for older adults who are living independently. 

The program also provides much needed respite care for caregivers.

PEP’s Live Well Breath Well program supports those who wish to maintain or improve their lung capacity. This class takes place in Smiths Falls on Mondays from 9:30-12:00




PEP was developed in response to both the growing needs in the Perth and Smiths Falls communities, as well as the mandates of the Seniors Strategy of Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care.  We are a program of care, direction and therapy which focuses on helping older Ontarians stay healthy and stay at home longer.  Our mandate is to support older adults to help them in their own home as long as possible and to assist caregivers by providing support, help them to navigate the health care system and provide the much needed respite they so deserve.





1. Older Adult Day Program – Location in Perth and Smiths Falls 

2. Breathe Well Live Well Program





PEP is pleased to announce that we now offer our day program in Smiths Falls three days per week

This program is supported in part by United Way Lanark County. A HUGE thank you to the United Way East Ontario for supporting this initiative.

The therapeutic program is available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays.

Mondays: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm    Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am -3:00pm

Location: Cornelia Court, 91 Cornelia Street, Suite 109, Smiths Falls (temporary location Suite 118 beside the optician office).

How to register for the program: call 613-201-7172, email: or have your doctor or health care partner contact us directly.

Please visit our specific program pages for more details on each of the programs.



Using evidence – based therapies, PEP’s primary goal is to optimize the overall health of our clients so they can continue to thrive and live in their own homes as long as possible.

The health professionals working within our program, provide our clients with individualized programs specific to their needs and abilities.

We pride ourselves in offering a welcoming atmosphere to our clients and their families. We encourage open communication between clients, family members, client’s doctors and PEP staff.


Who is the program geared towards?

PEP is a therapeutic program for the older adult, living independently.  The participant will typically be frail.  This may mean that there are concerns about inactivity, poor nutrition, isolation, and/or loneliness.  When a older adult is frail, their body does not have the ability to cope with minor illnesses that would normally would have had minimal impact. At PEP we provide physical and emotional therapy as well as cognitive stimulation and socialization.

Respite Time for Caregivers

In addition to the direct benefits to participants, PEP will support family caregivers by providing respite as well as education and social support.

How does one enroll in the program?

To enroll in PEP, simply fill call or email Suzanne Rintoul Executive Director @  (613)201-7172 or email

We look forward to meeting you and your family!

Where is PEP located?

PEP – Seniors Therapeutic Centre

Elliot Street Clinic (medical office)

12 Elliot Street, Perth


Cornelia Court

91 Cornelia Street, Suite 109, Smiths Falls

(temporarily located at Suite 118)