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Access Abilities, a licensed Medical Devices Establishment, and authorized vendor of the Ministry of Health Assistive Devices Funding Program (ADP) is proudly owned and operated by an independent Canadian family. We provide sales, service and rentals of Home Health Care products designed to enhance the quality of life, increase mobility and provide a safe and accessible environment. The first four week rental is credited towards purchase of same product. We will go to wherever we are needed to perform a repair including your home, work, school, via face time, and more. We also provide in-home maintenance and installation services. Visit us at 549 Bronte Rd. where our friendly, knowledgeable staff will happily answer any questions you may have and help you select the product that is most suited for your needs. When you purchase from us, you not only purchase a product to improve your life, you also receive our commitment to provide you with the service you may need long after the sale.
We can help you with your home healthcare needs and we will do it with a smile.
Please feel welcome to connect with us!
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The AffordAbility Fund is here to help Ontarians who want to reduce their electricity bill but who may not be able to afford the cost of energy saving measures. Funded by the Province of Ontario, the AffordAbility Fund works with local electric utilities across the province to provide free energy saving upgrades – from LED lightbulbs and Energy Star appliances to home insulation. Whether you own, rent or lease your home, as long as you pay your electricity bill, you may qualify. Call 1-855-494-3863 or visit affordabilityfund.org to apply.
Amica Senior Lifestyles
Amica Senior Lifestyles is setting a new standard for senior living in Canada by combining unparalleled premium hospitality and amenities with expert care and support to deliver a personalized senior living experience. Committed to enriching the lives of seniors now and as their needs change, Amica offers independent living, assisted living and memory care lifestyle options. Established in 1996, the company owns and operates 29 residences in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, with plans to continue expansion in select markets.
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Arbor Memorial Inc.
First established in 1947, the Company is now comprised of 41 cemeteries, 27 crematoria & 90 funeral homes across Canada. Our cemetery properties range in size from approximately 25 to 200 acres and are staffed by permanent maintenance, administrative and sales personnel. The highly-trained professionals at our funeral homes are experts at providing personalized support and customized services and events for small and large gatherings.
The funeral homes and cemeteries of Arbor Memorial Inc., have been developed to provide for the specific needs of many ethnic and religious groups in Canada and are recognized as important contributing members within their respective communities.
Additionally, members of the OACAO are entitled to discounts when planning ahead or in their time of need as part of the OACAO’s Arbor Alliance partnership.
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Bayshore Home Health
Bayshore Home Health has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, dignity and independence of Canadians in their homes since 1966. Canadian owned and operated, we are the country’s largest provider of home and community health care services, with more than 50 home care offices, 20 community care clinics and 8,000 employees.
Offering a wide range of home care services, we strive to make a difference in our clients’ lives – every visit, every time. Our nursing, personal care, home support and companionship services are available privately as well as through government care programs, personal and group insurance plans and workplace safety insurance. We deliver care to more than 70,000 clients annually.
We also provide nurse/caregiver staffing services, health education programs and treatments in our community dialysis centres. Our subsidiary, Bayshore Specialty Rx, delivers a wide range of infusion pharmacy, infusion clinic and pharmaceutical support services to health care and pharmaceutical organizations.
Bayshore Home Health has been a winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies award since 2006.
For more information about the benefits of a personalized care plan that allows you to live in the comfort of your own home, or any of our other services, please call your local Bayshore Home Health office at 1-888-959-1082 or visit www.bayshore.ca.
Canada’s National Ballet School
Canada’s National Ballet School is sharing the transformative power of dance through nation-wide community initiatives.
At Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), striving for excellence in ballet training continuously reveals the power of dance to affect lives for the better. NBS’ community initiatives translate this expertise and history of achievement in dance education into a range of programs that improve health and quality-of-life for people of all ages, abilities and aspirations. The initiatives include:
- NBS Kids: comprehensive tools and programs to help kids be healthy, active and engaged in community settings and in the classroom.
- NBS Seniors: accessible, professionally-led dance programs for physical, cognitive and overall health.
- NBS Sharing Dance Day: a family-friendly, nation-wide dance party celebrating the joy of movement.
NBS’ community initiatives are supported by its easy-to-use, one-stop digital resource, called NBS Reach, which features easy-to-follow video content, music, video-streamed classes, and more.
Discover more at www.nbs-enb.ca/Sharing-Dance.
YOU can Explore All 7 Continents!
Collette, a major provider of guided travel since 1918, offers tours to all 7 continents. Our diverse travel collection features inclusive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours and more. From Italy to Australia to the wonders of South America and beyond, embrace your dreams. We seamlessly handle the details – you experience the world.
OACAO Members Save On Every Tour, Every Time!
OACAO members enjoy all the benefits of guided travel and more! From an exclusive member benefit to special offers, to exciting destination information and travel news, Collette Vacations can show you the world.
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Daily Dose Pharmacy
Daily Dose Pharmacy is simplifying and redefining medication management. Our goal is to assist patients to age gracefully and independently within their own homes. We offer portable single dose med packets, Personal Health Companions, real time access to medication information on computer or mobile devices, Certified Geriatric Pharmacist medication safety analysis and many more services at no additional cost.
Golden Girls Canada
Golden Girls Canada offers an online database that helps older home owners connect with other like-minded older adults who are looking for an affordable and companionable place to live. Home sharing provides financial and social benefits, increases safety, reduces loneliness, and can be a lot of fun! The website also gives access to information and workshops to help create successful home sharing arrangements. The site is owned and operated by Golden HomeSharing Connections.
To learn more contact:
Hearing Solutions serves the GTA with 27 convenient locations. Clinics are equipped to provide complete hearing tests and hearing aid fittings. With modern equipment and the latest technologies in hearing aids, Hearing Solutions is dedicated to helping you revitalize your hearing! For more information, visit www.hearingsolutions.ca.
Hearing Solutions is proud to be an OACAO business partner!
5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HEARING AIDS:
1. There are different styles & levels of technology
There are different ‘looks’ to hearing aids. They can be larger, smaller, more noticeable, while others are invisible! Hearing aids also come in different levels of technology. Higher level models are programmed with more sophisticated technology.
2. They take some getting used to
Most patients wait years before seeking treatment. As a result, it will take time to “learn” how to hear again. Even a mild hearing loss can extremely restrict a patient’s communication. Within a few weeks of practice, your hearing will become more natural and listening will become more effortless.
3. They have trial periods
Most hearing aid companies and clinics offer trial periods of up to 3 months. While some clinics may offer a quick in-clinic demo, the real test will be how they perform in your daily life.
4. They require some upkeep
Throughout the life of a hearing aid (approximately 3-5 years) several clinic visits are recommended. Annual hearing evaluations track any changes in your hearing. Most hearing aids can be reprogrammed to compensate for this. Ongoing service and cleaning appointments are also recommended.
5. They usually come in pairs
Two ears are better than one. If you have hearing loss in both ears, then the recommended treatment is typically two hearing aids. Two hearing aids allow you to hear more equally in both ears, which will help to identify the location of sounds and with filtering out background noise.
Heart to Home Meals
Heart To Home Meals delivers delicious and nutritious frozen meals, soups and desserts directly into the homes of seniors. With over 150 menu items to choose from, seniors have many tempting selections to enjoy. When you’re hungry, just pop them straight into your oven or microwave – no shopping, no chopping, no clean-up!
Not only will you find our food delicious, you’ll also find it nutritious. Many menu items are low in fat, low in sodium, high in fibre and diabetic friendly. There is no tax on our meals, no minimum order, free delivery and no contracts.
We’re sure you will find lots to tempt you in our catalogue. Visit our website www.HeartToHomeMeals.ca to order one today!
Helix Hearing Care
A leader in the Canadian Hearing Industry with over 70 hearing clinics coast-to-coast. Our hearing care services include comprehensive hearing assessments, all types of hearing aids, assistive listening devices, payment plans and so much more.
Our patient first approach allows us to partner with each client and personalize their experience. Our mission is to provide the absolute best hearing aids and customer service.
Experience the difference with Helix Hearing Care – The Best Way to Better Hearing!
Call now 1-877-685-5327 or visit www.helixhearingcare.com.
Insuranceland is dedicated to providing sound insurance advice to our customers and potential customers. We have been insuring Ontario residents since 1982. With over 30 years in business, we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations! With “Our Family, Protecting Your Family”, the key to our business, we work for our customers finding them the best possible insurance protection at the best price! Call us to find out more about the great savings offered to you, as an OACAO member! You are never a number in our eyes!
Home and Auto Insurance for Members, Staff and Volunteers
Members, staff and volunteers of OACAO Centres now have the opportunity to save on their home and automobile insurance through an exclusive new program offered by Johnson Insurance Incorporated formerly HMA Insurance.
Because you’re a part of the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario, you receive exclusive access to special benefits and group discounts, including:
- Priority Service from a dedicated representative
- 24-hour service
- Online access to your policy through a safe and secure “Members only” website
- Accident Forgiveness
- Roadside Assistance
- AIR MILES® reward miles
- And so much more
Johnson Insurance Inc. has been offering programs to the 50+ community for many years.
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Call 1-800-563-0677 and quote ID code: 04 for your FREE no-obligation quotation and see how much you can save!
Visit our website at www.johnson.ca/oacao.
Marc Jurman Homes
Helping you get the home that fits your life!
My business is all about helping you get the home that fits your life! Whether you are looking to get a bigger home or downsizing to a smaller space, I specialize in working with you to find the right property to suit your lifestyle and needs.
My approach with my clients is to take the fear out of buying and selling real estate. Being fearless in making this important life step is something I take very seriously. I make sure my clients are supported every step of the way, I have great client stories as proof!
If you are interested in making your next move and need help making sense of the GTA real estate market, get in touch with me today!
Email me: email@example.com or call 905-460-7588 or 1-855-505-5554 and let’s start the conversation.
Get Rid of Paperwork… NOW!
Since 2004, MySeniorCenter has been working with Older Adult Centres with one goal in mind – to eradicate paperwork. Our touchscreen-based check-in, tracking, scheduling and reporting system is specifically designed for Older Adult Centres. No more sign-in sheets, no more data entry into a spreadsheet, no more manual counting! And reports are available at your fingertips.
If you feel overwhelmed with paperwork now, it’s not going to get easier. Over the next 20 years, the number of seniors in Ontario will more than double. In fact, there’s a 20% increase coming in the next 3 years alone! That means more people qualifying for your services every day. And, since it’s unlikely that your budget will double in 3 years, you’ll need a new and more efficient way to track everyone’s services.
MySeniorCenter can help. It’s what we do – all day, every day.
Our partnership with OACAO allows us to offer a discounted rate to all OACAO members. If you’re interested in learning more, please let us know.
Nexus Holidays Toronto
Nexus Holidays Toronto Inc. is a member of Nexus Holidays Party; a leading tour operator specialized in China & Asia tours for the English-speaking market. Today, with its 12 offices in major cities in North America, Australia, Europe and the operating centres in Shanghai and Beijing, the group has earned the trust and enthusiasm of our clients by providing quality service with very competitive prices. Every year, Nexus Holidays Party sends more than 30,000 clients to China and Asia.
Nexus Holidays Toronto Inc. is known industry-wide for its superior service, packaged tours, tailor-made products and competitive prices. Nexus Holidays Toronto cooperates with Ontario Senior Centres to organize trips to China specially designed for older adults. More than 400 members, their families and friends from eight senior centres have joined Nexus Holidays Senior Club Promotion Program – 15 Days Classic China and Yangtze River Deluxe Toronto realize their lifetime dream of a trip to China. The response is overwhelming and we are so proud to provide our senior club members first class service and worry-free trips at a fabulous price.
Nexus Holidays Toronto Inc. is looking forward to cooperating with older adult centres to provide a wonderful opportunity for your members to realize their dream of safely travelling to China and fundraise for your organization at the same time.
OASSIS has been providing Employee Benefit Plans across Canada since 1990, with an exceptional history with all its members.
OASSIS is a not-for-profit organization and therefore keeps its premiums set only to cover claims and administrative costs. Any surplus at the end of the year is used to reduce future premiums.
OASSIS has been focusing on the needs of Community-Based Organizations and has designed its Benefit Plans to cover the high proportion of part-time workers and those with variable working hours.
OASSIS benefits its member agencies by creating a secure work environment. This helps you attract and retain qualified employees without the risk of losing them to other sectors.
Ontario Hearing Aid Centre
Our mission is to deliver, affordable hearing aids with passion, an exceptional client experience that meets their hearing and communication expectations, by providing superior products, best price guarantee, services, and value with care and integrity. We are the first in Canada to provide online hearing tests with an emailed report to the client for free.
Lou Traitsis, CEO, Owner
Parkland on the Glen
Parkland Retirement Living is a division of Shannex Incorporated, a family-owned, Maritime-based company that has been in business since 1988. With locations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario, you can experience an exceptional way to live at Parkland. Beautiful surroundings, fine dining, friendly neighbours and staff with none of the responsibilities of home ownership. With the happiness, health and wellness of clients as a top priority, Parkland offers a broad range of services and lifestyle choices to meet each individual’s unique needs. Enjoy the comfort of your own suite in a luxury setting, combined with an array of services and amenities designed for your enjoyment and convenience. At Parkland, you have the freedom to live the way you want.
Parkland on the Glen is located at 1665 The Collegeway in Mississauga – (905) 820-8210.
Parkland on Eglinton opening in August 2020.
Royal Botanical Gardens, Canada
Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and a registered charitable organization. We dedicate our expertise in horticulture, conservation, science and education to connect people, plants and place for the purpose of nurturing and preserving healthy growing life on our planet. Wrapped around the western tip of Lake Ontario, our 11 km2 (2,700 acre) property is Canada’s plant biodiversity hotspot, including significant wetlands, Carolinian forests, remnant prairies and five distinctly different garden areas featuring 50 different plant collections. We connect people of all ages with the world of plants and nature through outreach programs and distance learning, lifelong learning opportunities and events. What do we offer? Special Interest Programs/ Presentations, Horticultural Therapy Programs, Professional Development in Horticultural Therapy and Group Tours.
680 Plains Road West
Burlington, ON Canada
Save on Energy
Save on Energy is here to help you use energy wisely at home and at work. It’s the mark of energy-efficiency programs offered by the Independent Electricity System Operator. You can take advantage of its incentives and resources to make your energy-efficiency projects more affordable, allowing you to reap the rewards faster. Save on Energy also raises awareness about the many ways we can reduce energy waste in our day-to-day lives – putting energy efficiency within your reach.
Please contact us toll-free at 1-877-797-9473 or visit https://saveonenergy.ca/
Senior Team GTA
“The Complex, The Most Difficult is Our Norm”
We are a different real estate practice based on decades of extensive and diverse experience. We can handle the simplest to the most complex situations. In fact we have been referred to as real estate project managers. We have services from A-Z and bring ease to the process of downsizing. We work with lawyers, trustees, executors, the courts and of course, the general public. We are recognized as leaders and the Realtors who have earned knowledge that is uncommon in the industry. It is not easy to be problem-solving professionals but at all times, be it mom, dad, the family or the executor, we will always put our clients first.
Seniors for Seniors
Canadian owned and operated since 1985, Seniors for Seniors offers mature companions to assist seniors in living happier, more independent lives in the comfort of their homes.
We can provide:
- live-in/overnight caregiving
- drop-in companions
- personal care
- Alzheimer’s and dementia care
- respite care
- home cleaning
- services are available to seniors in their personal residence, retirement residence, long-term care home residence or hospital.
SIMPLYCONNECT KEEPS YOU CONNECTED WITH MOBILE TECHNOLOGY
SimplyConnect is a friendly, affordable and easy-to-use wireless service. It is focused on providing mobile technology to help more and more Canadians with what’s most important: staying connected and engaged while maintaining happy and healthy lives after retirement.
SimplyConnect plans start from $18/month with a wide selection of cell phones available starting from $0. It also offers easy pairings between phones and plans with reliable national LTE network coverage, as well as other wireless services such as Wireless Home Phone and Tablet plans. SimplyConnect’s Canada-wide plans are without any surprises, and for any troubleshooting or inquiries customers may have, their Customer Service is accessible seven days a week at convenient hours via phone, email or live chat.
With a 30-day money back guarantee and access to usage online with My Account, SimplyConnect is all about building the kind of seamless and long-term customer relationships.
For more information call one SimplyConnect’s dedicated live agents at 1-888-499-5459 or visit www.simplyconnect.ca/oacao
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