Funding Support for Host Centres 

2022-2023 OACAO Seniors Active Living Fair Host Handbook. Questions can be directed to the OACAO at info@oacao.org or call 905-584-8125 or toll free 1-866-835-7693.

 

Funding provided by:

 

A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors 

English PDF Version (March 2022) (click on image)

The online Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors version (April 2022): https://www.ontario.ca/document/guide-programs-and-services-seniors 

Version PDF française (mars 2022) (cliquez sur l’image)

La version en ligne du Guide des programmes et services pour les aînés (avril 2022):

https://www.ontario.ca/fr/document/guide-des-programmes-et-services-pour-les-aines 

* indicates a Northern Tour Fair

October 4, 2022 Senior Active Living Fair
Location: Askennonia Senior Centre
City/Township: Askennonia
Address: 527 Len Self Blvd
Email contact for information
Phone: 705-526-7609
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October 4, 2022 Living Well Fair
Location: Parkview 55+ Centre
City/Township: Barrie
Address: 189 Blake Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 705-737-0755
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October 5, 2022 Health and Wellness Fair
Location: Geraldton Community Centre
City/Township: Geraldton
Address: 200 Wardrope Avenue East
Email contact for information
Phone: 807-854-1100
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October 12, 2022 Senior’s Fair
Location: Ryde Community Co-operative
City/Township: Gravenhurst
Address: 1624 Barkway Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 705-687-2406
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October 13, 2022 Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Haileybury Campus
City/Township: Haileybury
Address: 640 Latchford Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 705-647-5709
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October 16, 2022 Healthy Aging, Living Well – Seniors’ Information Fair
Location: Bob Callahan Flower City Senior Recreation Centre
City/Township: Brampton
Address: 8870 McLaughlin Road South
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-457-6055
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October 21, 2022 Seniors Info & Active Living Fair
Location: The ParkSide Centre
City/Township: Sudbury
Address: 140 Durham Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 705-673-6227
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October 22, 2022 Share the Care: An Information Day for Family Caregivers
Location: Victoria Road Recreation Centre
City/Township: Guelph
Address: 151 Victoria Street North
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-837-5699
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October 22, 2022 EXPLORE the Body, the Mind and Technology
Location: Thunder Bay 55 Plus
City/Township: Thunder Bay
Address: 700 River Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 807-684-3276
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October 26, 2022 SCHC Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Scarborough Village Recreation Centre
City/Township: Scarborough
Address: 3600 Kingston Raod
Email contact for information
Phone: (416) 847-4136
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October 26, 2022 Seniors Information & Active Living Fair
Location: Meridian Community Centre
City/Township: Fonthill
Address: 100 Meridian Way
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-732-7882
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October 26, 2022 Active Living Fair
Location: Fort Frances Seniors Centre
City/Township: Fort Frances
Address: 401 Nelson Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 807-271-2021
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October 28, 2022 Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Nick Smith Centre
City/Township: Arnprior
Address: 77 James Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-296-1906
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October 28, 2022 Active Living Fair
Location: Oshawa Senior Community Centres 55+ - Conant Branch
City/Township: Oshawa
Address: 115 Grassmere Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-576-6712
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Project Overview and Background

The Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) has been gratefully partnering with the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA) on a contractual basis, for fifteen years, to coordinate the development and operation of Seniors Active Living Fairs throughout the Province of Ontario.

Virtual and In-Person Seniors Active Living Fairs supported by MSAA and OACAO, will provide a great public education forum to reintroduce and reconnect older adults to their Senior Active Living Centre and bring them back up to the vibrant community hubs that they were pre-pandemic. The events will showcase programs and service delivery models that the centres have planned to strengthen their communities. It is an opportunity to reconnect older adults to SALCs and get them excited about the next chapter in this post-pandemic puzzle. In-person Fairs will include a Trade Show as an educational component highlighting local community services to support seniors as well as the government programs that they are entitled to.

Fairs will provide opportunities to support the Government of Ontario’s cross-governmental seniors’ strategy identified by the four pillars and priorities that will improve the lives of seniors and provide the supports and resources to help them:

  1. Aging at home and in communities
  2. Remain healthy, active and socially engaged
  3. Be safe and secure
  4. Participate in the labour market and in the economy as they wish

 

What are Seniors Active Living Fairs?

A Seniors Active Living Fair is a public education initiative, developed in partnership between the OACAO and MSAA, with a focus on activities that reduce social isolation, support seniors’ mental health, promote active and healthy living, offer social engagement opportunities, highlight partnerships, independence and learning for seniors, and family members and care partners are encouraged to participate. Fairs are accessible and bring much needed awareness to programs and services available to seniors across Ontario.