What are Seniors Information and Active Living fairs?
The Seniors Active Living Fairs is a public education initiative, developed in partnership between the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) and the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility, the funder, to promote activities that reduce social isolation, promote active and healthy living, social engagement, partnerships, and independence and learning for seniors, their families and caregivers by bringing accessibility and awareness to programs and services available across Ontario.
How are they funded?
In partnership with the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility, the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario provides funding to OACAO member centres and Seniors Active Living Centres to develop, organize and implement Fairs for their specific communities. The Seniors Active Living Fairs are funded by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility and administered by the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario under the Coordination of Lina Zita, Development and Marketing Coordinator. Lina can be contacted at 905-584-8125 or by email.
What kind of seminars take place?
Examples of past seminars include:
What happens at the tradeshow?
Organizations are provided with a table to provide information and display the services and programs that they provide for older adults in a tradeshow format, along with seminars on various topics of interest to older adults and their families. Participants are encouraged to visit each tradeshow exhibitor to gain knowledge on the services or programs that they provide for seniors in your community.
What kind of organizations participate in the tradeshow?
Examples of organizations that participate in the tradeshow include, but are not limited to, the following: