Business & Conference Partner Directory
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 month of rent 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.
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Amica Mature Lifestyles
Canada’s most innovative operator of seniors’ retirement residences.
Amica™ Mature Lifestyles Inc. has been bringing a superior quality of life to Canadian seniors since 1993. Amica’s reputation for comfort and security make it the premier destination for all-inclusive retirement living. With locations in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, Amica offers a comprehensive array of accommodation options—from purely independent living condominium ownership, to service-rich rental retirement suites, with Assisted Living options in many locations—Amica Mature Lifestyles offers truly superior lifestyle choices for today’s discerning senior.
The Amica Advantage—operating principles of Wellness & Vitality™—throughout the company and our communities. Our trademarked principles of Wellness & Vitality™ are offered at each and every one of our Amica Mature Lifestyles communities across Canada. These Wellness & Vitality™ principles encourage friendships, new experiences, an improved healthy lifestyle and an inviting sense of community.
Arbor Memorial Services
First established in 1947, the Company is now comprised of 41 cemeteries, 27 crematoria, 82 funeral homes, and 8 reception centres. 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 supply personalized support and customized services for small and large gatherings.
The funeral homes and cemeteries of Arbor Memorial Services 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.
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 905-521-8411 or 1-877-289-3997, or visit www.bayshore.ca.
Let Us Entertain You – A Terrific Fundraising Program
We would love you to join us for our first class entertainment and a superb gourmet meal.
For more than 30 years Carmen’s has been the industry leader and perennial favourite among lunch and dinner theatre destinations. We pride ourselves on our exquisite and award winning gourmet meals, our five star facilities and our extraordinary staff.
\We have created an entertainment destination like no other in the area and comparable to none. Our upcoming fall & winter lineup feature some favourite returns and some new shows that have been added to our entertainment list.
Your organization sells a block of tickets to a dinner show of your choice and we rebate back to you $15.00 on each ticket sold. As simple as that!
We invite you into our home! Our facility accommodates and encourages bus transport. There is a front-door drop-off and pick up. The facility is completely handicapped accessible.
Chartwell Waterford Retirement Residence
Located in northern Oakville, newly-built independent supportive living suites offer a wide range of accommodation options and include a delicious dining program with Maître d’ service, active recreation and unique on-site amenities, including a full-service dog wash and family-friendly kid zone.
Chartwell Waterford Retirement Residence is a five-storey seniors’ community currently in construction in the highly popular and growing residential areas of Palermo, Westoak Trails and Bronte Creek. Chartwell’s newest Halton retirement residence will be located adjacent to Bronte Roadin between Dundas Street and the QEW, and will boast 128 spacious and bright suites. Next door to *Chartwell Waterford Long Term Care Residence http://chartwell.com/long-term-care-homes/chartwell-waterford-long-term-care-residence, this new independent and active seniors’ residence will be within walking distance from Westoak Trails Plaza and in close proximity to a range of shops and services including numerous restaurants, retail stores, medical clinics and only minutes from Oakville’s new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
For more information call 289-644-2950 or visit www.chartwell.com/overview/chartwell-waterford-retirement-residence
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.
At Connect Hearing, we believe that every sound connects us to our world. We offer a full spectrum of hearing testing and solutions to meet our clients’ lifestyles and budgets. Our approach with our clients is warm, professional and straightforward.
Connect Hearing is the largest network of registered Audiologists and professional Hearing Instrument Practitioners in Canada. Over the past 35 years, in communities across the country, we’ve helped more than 200,000 people stay connected to the sounds they enjoy most.
If you, a loved one, or a friend has questions about their hearing, call us today for a free hearing test with a Connect Hearing professional. We’re here to help.
At Delmanor, we recognize that there is more to retirement than just putting in time. We believe in a caring community that allows you to enjoy the retirement you’ve worked hard to achieve.
Our Tridel inspired retirement communities offer a superior lifestyle. Delmanor provides the ultimate in independent and assisted living accommodations across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Every Delmanor community provides full-service residences, with attention to culinary excellence and hotel style service and amenities. Delmanor offers unique programs like LivingWell, an individual empowerment and coaching service. We’re focused on delivering dependable, personalized service you can count on – the way friends count on each other. We call this The Delmanor Experience. We invite you to discover more at delmanor.com.
Denturist Association of Ontario (DAO)
The Denturist Association of Ontario represents over 500 denturists in the province of Ontario. Denturists are the premier denture providers in the province with a full range of denture services available directly to the public of Ontario.
Denturists are registered (licensed) oral health care professionals, extensively educated and trained to provide denture services directly to the public. Denturists repair & reline existing dentures, and fabricate new complete, partial and implant dentures. They have been serving the Ontario public since 1974. Many denturists provide their services outside of the traditional clinic setting to residents in retirement homes and long-term care facilities. Denturists also provide much needed denture services to home-bound citizens in their communities.
For over 30 years the DAO, on behalf of its members, liaised with governments, insurance companies, teaching institutions, dental suppliers, other health professionals and the public. The DAO has also taken an active role offering its members continuing education courses to help them stay current with the latest materials and techniques to better serve their clients.
If you have any questions regarding the practice of Denturism or wish to find a member near you contact the DAO office by phone or through our website.
Hearing Solutions serves the GTA with 12 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!
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.
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.
Keller Williams Realty Solutions
Helping you achieve Your Next Best Phase in Real Estate
Real Estate for Older Adults 55+. If you are 55 and up, I am at your beck and call. Heck, you can be any age and I will still be at your beck and call. I will hold your hand and give you sound advice as you choose your next best phase whether it’s selling your property or purchasing or renting a new one. I am a Realtor who will do the due diligence in preparing your move and provide assistance at every corner. I will show fairness, honesty, and serve your best interests. I will provide conscientious and competent service every step of the way.
Helping you achieve The Next Best Phase in Real Estate.
Lixil / American Standard
Aging in Place is defined as the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably regardless of age, income level, or ability level. Research from CMHC states most Canadians are not aware, or do not proactively plan for future home, apartment, or condo modifications. Rather they become interested only when they face a health crisis (slip, trip or fall). Lixil/American Standard has trained and certified aging in place specialists to help you plan your barrier-free, accessible.
We even have a mobile showroom that will come directly to your home anywhere in Ontario.
Call Gary at 416-435-0661 to have a chat.
MedicAlert Foundation Canada
MedicAlert Foundation Canada (MedicAlert) is the largest subscriber-based registered charity in Canada and the most trusted brand for medical IDs among paramedics, police and other emergency responders. MedicAlert saves lives.
1 out of 3 Canadians have a condition, allergy or special need that emergency responders need to know about when seconds matter most. And today, more than one million Canadians have relied on the MedicAlert ID and 24/7 Emergency Hotline service to speak for them.
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.
NHI Nursing and Homemakers
NHI-Nursing & Homemakers Inc. is accredited by Accreditation Canada. We are proud to announce that NHI was the recipient of the CONSUMERS’ CHOICE AWARD for BUSINESS EXCELLENCE IN NURSING SERVICES for the 4th consecutive year in 2010. We are also a member of the Ontario Homecare Association as well as the Better Business Bureau, and we can offer care in over 50 languages.
Our Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and Personal Support Workers provide care in various setting i.e., Private homes, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, retirement homes, and continuing care facilities. We also supply hospice and respite care.
If further information is required, please call our staffing department 24hrs/day, 365 days/year.
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.
Right at Home Canada
History of Care
Right at Home has been providing medical and non-medical in-home care for over 17 years and we at Right at Home Canada go above and beyond the ordinary. With a focus on each individual client’s overall health and well-being, Right at Home adds life to years, improving the lives of all those we serve, including clients, families, friends, and the community.
Every individual has unique needs. It is our mission to understand each and every person’s unique needs and create the unique care plan to ensure that those needs are well met. Whether the care plan calls for wellness, companionship, homemaking, meal preparation, physical assistance, hygiene, skilled nursing, therapy or any other specific care situation, Right at Home ensures it is person-centred, compassionate and flexible.
Quality the Continuum of Care
Right at Home’s focus is providing quality care to seniors and disabled adults in our community, with skill and a true passion for caring. We achieve quality through a complete continuum of care, having nurses supervise all care plans and by having constant communication between all parties, including the client’s family. In addition, our Care Team approach ensures consistency for our clients, allowing them to benefit from care by the same care workers, and predictibility in their schedule. Through our continuum of care, Right at Home has been able to give quality care for specific needs, including: Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Arthritis, parapalegia, quadrapalegia, post-surgical and hospital discharge, diabetes, stroke recovery, heart disease, cancer recovery, and general disability.
We do all we can to be family when the family cannot be there.
Senioropolis Inc. produces the annual publication the Comprehensive Guide to Retirement Living and Long-Term Care. The publication now spans the province of Ontario detailing information on well over 250 retirement residences and long-term care homes. It is the publication of choice for many professionals, seniors and their families searching for the “right place”.
It contains important information those searching for a home need to know, before and during their search including: What is a Retirement Home and Who needs One, Visiting Tips (including 160 Questions to Ask when touring homes), Emotional Aspects of Relocation, How to Make the Transition Easier & What if a Retirement Home is not the Right Option. Information on the homes is detailed and non-biased.
www.senioropolis.com complements the book and contains all of the information on retirement homes in the Guide as well as much more. This online directory with more than 700 homes listed, provides the ability to browse, search and review in detail all the homes that have provided us with comprehensive information. We have a feature-rich search application called “The Right-Home Finder” and additional boards where homes post job opportunities, promotional offers, special events and testimonials.
Visit us often at www.senioropolis.com.
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.
Versatile Accessibility has been serving the GTA and surrounding area for just under 20 years. We are a single-source solution for all your accessibility needs including mobility devices, construction, stair lifts, porch lifts, residential elevators, and attendant care including Personal Support Workers and Nurses. We bring to market over 80 years of combined technical experience in the healthcare market and truly care about meeting the needs of our clients. Our client base varies from pediatrics to seniors, special conditions and illnesses, and accident survivors. Our main goal is to assist our clients in returning to their Independence, Dignity and Freedom as much as possible.