Business & Conference Partner Directory
Access Abilities, an 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 just about wherever we are needed to perform a repair and also provide in-home maintenance and installation services.
When you purchase from us, you not only purchase a product to improve your quality of life, you also receive our commitment to provide you with the service you may need long after the sale.
Discount to OACAO members: 10% discount on products. (Does not include service or products that are funded by an agency.)
To learn more about us, please visit www.accessabilities.ca/about/
549 Bronte Rd, Oakville (905-825-5335)
154 Norseman St, Toronto (416-237-9654)
Sat 10am–2pm (Oakville),10am-1pm (Toronto)
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AgeComfort.com is Canada’s premier online retailer for Home Health Care Products. Shop thousands of products with fast & free shipping on all orders over $100. Established in 2009 and located in Vaughan, Ontatrio, AgeComfort.com specializes in Incontinence products for adults, Mobility Aids, Physical Therapy products, Hospital Beds, Wheelchairs, Walkers, Rollators and so much more.
OACAO members save 10% at AgeComfort.com + FREE shipping on orders over $100
Shop online at www.agecomfort.com (24/7)
Shop by phone at 1-800-520-3259 (Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm)
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. Incentive to OACAO members: Complimentary lunch with tour.
How Amica has Prepared for COVID-19: click here
Contact our Support Office at: Tel: 416-487-2020 or Toll Free: 1-888-264-2299 or visit amica.ca.
Arbor Memorial Inc.
First established in 1947, the Company is now comprised of 41 cemeteries, 27 crematoria & over 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. 4% savings for cemetery, lots, niches and other interment rights and excludes above ground crypts. 5% savings on all other funeral and cemetery products and services on final arrangements at time of death. 10% on all other funeral and cemetery products and services on final arrangements made in advance. Access to Arbor Memorial’s free planning tools.
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For more information about Arbor Memorial Inc., and to find an Arbor Memorial location nearest you, visit www.arbormemorial.com or call 1-877-301-8066.
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 877-289-3997 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’ online learning platform: an easy-to-use, one-stop digital resource, which features easy-to-follow video content, music, video-streamed classes, and more.
Discover more at www.nbs-enb.ca/Sharing-Dance.
Tel: 416-964-3780 or Toll-free: 1-800-387-0785
COVID-19 Update: Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance Seniors at Home!
Canadian Hearing Services
Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) is an industry-leading provider of services, products and education that empower the Deaf and hard of hearing to overcome barriers to participation. Founded in 1940, CHS provides expert advice and communication solutions, such as interpreting and captioning services, accessibility consulting, as well as communication devices designed to improve communication, safety and independence. Through our friendly, caring and professional staff, we deliver high quality, innovative products and services that break down barriers to participation, empower individuals and advance hearing health.
Chartwell Retirement Residences
Chartwell Retirement Residences is a leader in the Canadian retirement living industry. The largest owner and operator of seniors housing in the country, we have over 200 retirement and long term care residences across Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. Our guiding purpose is Making People’s Lives BETTER. We put that commitment into practice each day by providing a happier, healthier and more rewarding experience for our residents, their families and our employees.
www.chartwell.com or 1-855-461-0685
Factory Direct Medical
Factory Direct Medical is a online home health care and mobility retailer that has been offering coast-to-coast service in Canada for close to 30 years. Having remained steadfast to its original mission of offering low prices through direct factory sales, Factory Direct Medical has developed into a national retailer that offers a wide inventory of medical aids and products, including its own EZee Life brand, on its expansive e-commerce platform.
Factory Direct Medical considers our customers to be our most important asset, and is committed to providing affordable solutions for value-conscious consumers.
OACAO member promotion: 5% discount, free shipping across Canada (remote areas excluded), and Air Miles Rewards Program.
Please visit our website: https://www.factorydirectmedical.com/
Contact us directly at: email@example.com
(416) 739-8393 or (855) 235-2400 (toll free)
34 Futurity Gate, Unit 15, Concord, Ontario L4K 1S6
9:00AM-5:00PM (EST); Monday–Friday (except holidays)
With coast-to-coast coverage, online services and pioneering technology, HearCANADA is on a mission to make hearing care simpler and more accessible than ever before, setting a new standard in modern hearing care. Drawing on the expertise and aftercare services of our hearing care professionals, we are helping more people take charge of their hearing health, making wonderful sound part of their everyday life. Find out more about us at www.hearcanada.com.
Hearing Assistive Technology Group
The Hearing Assistive Technology Group is an authorized partner of Contacta Systems, the global leader in assistive listening technology with over 50 years of experience. Through our passion to help remove communication barriers and build inclusive spaces for the hard of hearing community, we have been helping municipalities and seniors centres successfully deploy and leverage hearing loop technology.
When installed in a room, hearing loops transfer sound directly to an individual’s hearing aid, cochlear implant or telecoil enabled receiver. This greatly reduces background noise and competing sounds, along with other acoustic distortions that impact the clarity of the sound. While designing, installing, and supporting the technology is a large part of what we do, it is our engagement with our clients and the local community that sets us apart. We are committed to ensuring that staff and end-users understand how to best use and leverage the technology that is being deployed.
Through our social enterprise partnership with the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA), we are continuously investing in awareness and education initiatives to support Canadians who are hard of hearing.
Contact us today to begin the conversation and coordinate an assessment or schedule an information session.
HearingLife is Canada’s largest group of hearing centres with over 250 locations across the country.
HearingLife provides trusted hearing healthcare services and helps Canadian love their ears every day. Our HearingLife hearing professionals are certified, and highly trained in customer service excellence. We survey our clients regularly to ensure satisfaction. We take great pride in our modern testing facilities, where we combine the latest technology with the highest standards in professional training.
HearingLife’s vision is simple: “help more people hear better.” Hearing better matters because when people hear better, they live better. Hearing is central to our social life, self-expression, confidence, and ultimately, our health. To hear is to connect with others and the world around you. If Vision places the world in front of us Hearing places us in its centre.
Get started on your journey to better hearing today and book your FREE hearing test (no referral required). PLUS, HearingLife offers AIR MILES® on hearing tests and purchases!
Book today. Visit www.hearinglife.ca or contact us at 1-888-514-9515
Heart to Home Meals
At Heart to Home Meals, we believe life should get easier as you age. That’s why we’ve created a service with your lifestyle, tastes and nutrition in mind. Order online or by phone and one of our friendly, trusted members of our delivery team will deliver your meals straight to your door.
And when it comes to nutrition, our team of experts work tirelessly to ensure we’re always providing the best to our customers. Andrea, our Consultant Dietitian, has worked closely with our chefs to develop delicious meals that help support the nutritional needs of seniors. Our menu includes a wide variety of entrées including beef, chicken, pork, fish, vegetarian and breakfast options. We have several soups to start, and tempting desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. Our diet coding system was created to help you choose the meals that meet your dietary needs for high protein, low carbohydrates and/or saturated fat, low sodium, high fibre, vegetarian, and/or no added sugar.
With over 200 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! There is no tax on most of our meals, no contracts, no subscriptions, and in many cases, there is no minimum order and delivery is FREE!
We’re sure you will find lots to tempt you in our catalogue. Visit our website www.HearttoHomeMeals.ca to order one today!
Homecare Hub helps people with caregiving needs such as frail seniors, and those with dementia, disability, injury, chronic disease, or terminal illness to receive care safely and comfortably at home. Homecare Hub helps patients and their families navigate the challenging and complicated Home Care field and help find the most appropriate care.
Shared Living & Care Homes: Our small Care Homes are more cost effective than Retirement Home Living and may serve as an alternative option to Long Term Care. Groups 2-10 individuals together in a comfortable shared living environment where they receive care and support from certified Personal Support Workers.
Adult Day Programs: Brings together seniors with similar needs and interests at a location in their neighbourhood for 9:00am-4:30pm programming. Participate in meaningful, engaging games, activities and exercises.
Home Care Search: Complimentary caregiver search to find high quality, vetted, local home care agencies in your neighbourhood. One stop shop, with transparent pricing, for in-home services such as Personal Support Workers, Registered Nurses, Companions, Housekeepers, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and more.
Call our Care Navigators to learn more about Homecare Hub’s services and explore your options – 1-888-227-3080
Insuranceland is dedicated to providing sound insurance advice to our customers and potential customers. We have been insuring Ontario residence since 1982. With over 30 years in business, we strive to exceed our customer’s 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. If you call us for a free quote you will be entered to win 1 of 36 prizes of $5,000! Discounts to OACAO members: 15% off on Home Insurance and 10% off on Auto Insurance.
Home and Auto Insurance for Members, Staff, and Volunteers
Members, staff, and volunteers of OACAO Centres have the opportunity to save on their home and automobile insurance through an exclusive program offered by Johnson Insurance.
Because you’re a part of the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario, you receive exclusive access to special benefits and group discounts, up to $960 a year on car insurance, including:
24/7 Emergency claims service
Online access to your policy through a safe and secure “Members only” website
First Accident Forgiveness
And so much more
Johnson Insurance Inc. has been offering programs to the 50+ community for many years.
Johnson Insurance’s COVID-19 updates: click here
Call 1-800-563-0677 and quote ID code: O4 for your FREE no-obligation quotation and see how much you can save!
Visit our website at oacao.johnson.ca
Installed in over 1500 Seniors Centres across the US and Canada, the MySeniorCenter system is designed to make the lives of Centre staffs easier. With online registration, membership management, touchscreen check-ins, virtual programming, and easy reporting, MySeniorCenter puts everything you need right at your fingertips.
Our partnership with OACAO allows us to offer a discounted rate to all OACAO members. If you’re interested in learning more, we’d love to hear from you.
OASSIS Employee Benefits Plans
OASSIS is different than other Group Benefit Providers. We are the Plan Sponsor for hundreds of Not-for-Profits, we handle your due diligence and deal with the insurance companies for you. We have been doing so since 1990.
OASSIS is not a for-profit broker, we are not-for-profit like you, which allows us to focus our energy on serving our clients. Any profits are owned by and are used to benefit our members. Our member organizations are pooled together to spread risk resulting in stable rates year to year.
Moving your Group Benefits Plan to OASSIS is simple and we do most of the work for you. In most cases we can mirror your current plan and make the transition seamless for your employees.
OACAO member centres are eligible to enroll in one of six comprehensive packaged plans for non-profit organizations with 1 to 50 employees; or in a complete customized benefit plan for organizations with 20 or more employees. Complimentary Wellness program for all plan members. OASSIS also offers individual Health and Dental Insurance for retirees.
www.oassisplan.com or call toll-free 1-888-233-5580
Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists
The Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT) is the professional association of over 4750 occupational therapists working in the province of Ontario. The Society works to advance the profession of occupational therapy in the province to contribute meaningfully to the health of Ontarians and the effectiveness of our provincial health care system. Occupational therapists (OTs) are regulated health professionals who work with people who experience health related barriers to managing the day-to-day activities of daily living/occupations that are important and meaningful to them. OTs work with individuals and organizations and communities that support them to find solutions that enable maximum function and independence, participation in activities and relationships that are important to them, and improved quality of life. Occupational therapists help make the everyday possible! Learn more about occupational therapy at www.OTOntario.ca or how occupational therapists support seniors through the transitions of older age at www.En-AGE.ca.
Contact the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free 1-877-676-6768 and visit our website at www.osot.on.ca. The Society’s Find-an-OT online service can support your search for an occupational therapist in a location near you.
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
COVID-19 response: Virtual Field Trip Program Options
The Health Depot
The Health Depot Pharmacy is the preferred pharmacy of the OACAO. We are a family-owned pharmacy that aims to bring the entire pharmacy to you, wherever you are, by offering FREE prescription delivery anywhere in Ontario including your work, home, or cottage. Visit the online store with more than 10,000 health essentials and home healthcare products (eg. diabetic supplies, braces, etc) that can be delivered with your prescriptions at no extra cost, to provide you with a one-stop shop for everything pharmacy.
The Health Depot wants to save you time and money, this is why we are offering OACAO members a preferred dispensing fee rate and even waive the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) plan copay for seniors from $6.11 down to $2.99 per prescription! We have an exceptional team of customer service representatives and Pharmacist Specialists (Certified Geriatric, Respiratory, and Diabetes Educators) who are one call away, eager to provide all patients with extraordinary patient care. Chat with our team on the phone, online chat, or video chat wherever you are, whenever you need to!
Transferring is easy, we do it all for you. Give it a try, risk FREE.
Additional OACAO Member discounts: Use OACAO20 for 20% off your first health store order. Also receive 5% off all future health store orders.
Toll FREE phone: 1-855-844-2242
For more details visit: https://thehealthdepot.ca/pages/oacao
Transitions Realty is a team of downsizing experts and trusted Realtors® in the GTA. We provide essential downsizing and real estate services to the 50+ demographic who are either transitioning into a new home or retirement community. Downsizing at this stage in life can be challenging, complicated, and emotional. Our exclusive 3-step process ensures we make your home downsizing stress-free and easy, from start to finish. We design a customized Home Downsizing Transition Plan for you. We declutter, fix up, stage, sell your house, and find you the right home to age in place. And for our clients who are moving into a retirement community, we focus on the level of care needed, arrange tours, and guide you through the selection process.
“You’re not a transaction – you’re making a Transition!”.
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