SAM Adult Day Programs

Stimulation, Activation and Motivation - SAM Adult Day Program for seniors and adults with diminished abilities

SAM Administration Office
10 Pearl Street North, Unit A
Hamilton, ON L8R 2Y8

Phone: 905.525.5632 

Email: SAMProgramOffice@gsch.ca

Download the SAM Program brochure in PDF here.


The SAM Program is an Adult Day Program which offers a structured "day out" for seniors and adults who are unable to participate in their usual social and recreational activities. SAM Program sites offer a variety of recreational, social, physical and mentally-stimulating activities to participants with program goals of Stimulation, Activation and Motivation.

The saying "Use It or Lose It" not only applies to our bodies, it also applies to our brains. Physical or cognitive challenges are accommodated at SAM with a focus on what a person can do instead of what they can't do. 

We offer...

  • A variety of physical, social, creatie and mentally stimulating activities
  • Safe SAM STEPS excerise programs
  • A hot, full-course meal at noon
  • Assistance with personal care needs, including medications
  • Transportation assistance
  • A registered nurse for health assessments and counselling
  • Respite from caregiving responsibilities

*Note: There is a daily program cost. A subsidy may be availabel for those who qualify. 

SAM Program is offered at three locations:

SAM Central: Good Shepherd Bishop Tonnos Seniors Building
10 Pearl Street, Unit A, Hamilton ON
Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

SAM East: Church of the Nativity
1831 King Street East
Hamilton, ON 
Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

SAM Flamborough: Notre Dame Centre
1921 Snake Rd
Waterdown, ON 
Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Funding support is provided by the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (HNHB LHIN) and the Hamilton City Enrichment Fund.