Walker House Adult Activity Centre opened its doors in 1986. What once housed Wanaco's head office, a local manufacturing company, was gifted to the Town of Prescott when the company decided to locate its office within their plant uptown. The property came with some strict regulations, instructing the Town to always have the facility open as a centre for the betterment, education and recreation of Prescott’s older adults.
Walker House is in memory of James Cowan Walker, 1920 – 1983. Mr. Walker was born in Regina and lived for several decades in Prescott, where he was founder and president of Hathaway of Canada, President of Warnaco of Canada Limited, and Chairman and CEO of the parent company, Warnaco Inc.
Walker House is open seven days per week, all year round and is wheelchair accessible. Services are offered to enrich the quality of life for older adults through recreational, educational and health promotion programs. Activities include: crafts, cards, exercises, weaving, music, food, out-trips and special events.