Fairs Funding Support for Host Centres

The Seniors Active Living Fairs are a public education initiative developed in partnership between the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) and the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility 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. Fairs are FREE community events for older adults/seniors in the host community.

Funding support is being provided to the OACAO by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility for the development and implementation of the 2019 – 2020 Seniors Active Living Fairs. Funding will be awarded for a total of 65 Fairs.

The Call for Applications is now closed. Please direct any questions to Shelley Wesseling, OACAO Fairs Coordinator.

Handbook 2019-2020 OACAO FAIRS

A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors

English Version

* indicates a Northern Tour Fair

January 15, 2020 Clarington Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex
City/Township: Bowmanville
Address: 2440 Durham Regional Hwy 2
Email contact for information
Phone: 9054041525
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January 17, 2020 Cambridge Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Fairview Mennonite Homes
City/Township: Cambridge
Address: 515 Lang's Drive
Email contact for information
Phone: 5196535719
January 31, 2020 London Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Horton Street Seniors Centre
City/Township: London
Address: 184 Horton Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 5194349115
February 6, 2020 Port Hope Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Town Park Recreation Centre
City/Township: Port Hope
Address: 62 McCaul Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 9058852228
February 8, 2020 Cornwall Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Seaway Senior Citizen's Club
City/Township: Cornwall
Address: 506 Pitt Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 6139324969
February 24, 2020 Tillsonburg Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Tillsonburg Senior Centre
City/Township: Tillsonburg
Address: 45 Hardy Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 5196882520
February 27, 2020 Cobourg Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: YMCA Northumberland
City/Township: Cobourg
Address: 339 Elgin Street West
Email contact for information
Phone: 9053720161
March 3, 2020 Brampton Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Shoppers World Brampton
City/Township: Brampton
Address: 499 Main Street South
Email contact for information
Phone: 9054576055
March 5, 2020 Toronto Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 220 Cowan Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-536-6077
March 5, 2020 Petawawa Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Silver Threads Seniors Club of Petawawa
City/Township: Petawawa
Address: 1163 Victoria Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 6136874547
March 6, 2020 Pembroke Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Bonnechere Manor Hall
City/Township: Renfrew
Address: 470 Albert Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 6137355551
March 11, 2020 Toronto Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Beach United Church
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 140 Wineva Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 4166911113
March 12, 2020 Toronto Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
City/Township: Scarborough
Address: 3079 Danforth Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 4166997920
March 18, 2020 Toronto Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Applegrove Community Complex
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 60 Woodfield Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 4164615046
March 20, 2020 Orleans Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Rendez-Vous des aines Francophones D'Ottawa
City/Township: Orléans
Address: 3349 chemin Navan
Email contact for information
Phone: 6138346808
March 24, 2020 Woolwich Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Breslau Community Centre
City/Township: Breslau
Address: 100 Andover Drive
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-465-8169
March 24, 2020 Rexdale Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: North Kipling Community Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 2 Rowntree Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 4167446312
March 24, 2020 Elmire Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Breslau Community Centre
City/Township: Breslau
Address: 100 Andover Drive
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-465-8169
March 25, 2020 Goderich Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: The MacKay Centre for Seniors
City/Township: Goderich
Address: 10 Nelson Street Street East
Email contact for information
Phone: 5195246660
March 25, 2020 Cornwall Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Civic Complex of Cornwall
City/Township: Cornwall
Address: 100 Water Street East
Email contact for information
Phone: 6139321035
March 26, 2020 Toronto Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: York-Fairbank Centre fr Seniors
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 2213 Dufferin Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 4166518300
March 26, 2020 Renfrew Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Renfrew Recreation Centre
City/Township: Renfrew
Address: 67 Argyle Street South
Email contact for information
Phone: 6134318289
March 26, 2020 Whitby Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Whitby Seniors Activity Centre
City/Township: Whitby
Address: 801 Brock Street South
Email contact for information
Phone: 9054441768
March 27, 2020 Cambridge Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: North Dumfries Community Complex
City/Township: Ayr
Address: 2958 Greenfield Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 5196329737
March 27, 2020 Fergus Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
City/Township: Fergus
Address: 550 Belsyde Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 5198469691
March 27, 2020 Huntsville Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Huntsville's Active Living Centre
City/Township: Huntsville
Address: 20 Park Drive
Email contact for information
March 27, 2020 Toronto Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: The Eglinton Hill Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 2562 Eglinton Avenue West
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-895-0294
March 28, 2020 Orangeville Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Orangeville Senior Centre
City/Township: Orangeville
Address: 26 Bythia Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 5199416012
March 28, 2020 Pembroke Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Salle Sainte-Croix
City/Township: Pembroke
Address: 500 Isabella Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 6137327730
March 28, 2020 Aurora Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Aurora Seniors Centre
City/Township: Aurora
Address: 90 John West Way
Email contact for information
Phone: 9057273123
March 31, 2020 Toronto Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Central Eglinton Community Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 160 Eglinton Avenue East
Email contact for information
Phone: 4163920511

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 Shelley Wesseling, OACAO Fairs Coordinator. Shelley can be contacted at 905-728-2358 or by email.

 

What kind of seminars take place?

Examples of past seminars include:

  • Advanced Care Planning; Frauds and Scams; Safe Medications; and The Seniors Guide, presented by the Ministry of Seniors Affairs
  • Aging Safely in the New Millennium, presented by Elder Abuse Ontario
  • Get Your Money! – Understanding Ontario’s Tax Credits and Benefits for Seniors, presented by the Ministry of Finance
  • Winter Driving for Seniors’; and The New Senior Driver License Renewal Program, presented by the Ministry of Transportation
  • Interactive and informative sessions on consumer rights and public safety, presented by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
  • Falls Prevention
  • Safe Meds for Seniors
  • Speaking of Bones
  • Out-of-province/country medical insurance
  • Genealogy
  • Nutrition/healthy eating
  • How to get involved in community theatre/choir etc.
  • Drawing classes by local, senior artists
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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:

  • Alzheimer Society of Ontario (or other local Society)
  • The Arthritis Society
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Canadian Hearing Society
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  • Elder Abuse Ontario
  • Home-care agencies
  • Home support services
  • Local Health Integration Network
  • Local service clubs
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Ministry of Consumer Services
  • Ministry of Seniors Affairs
  • Not-for-profit community support organizations
  • Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario
  • OACAO Business Partners
  • Ontario Ministry of Finance
  • Organizations and Older Adult Centres
  • Osteoporosis Canada
  • Parks and Recreation Department
  • Police and Fire Departments
  • Public Health Department
  • Public Library
  • Red Cross Society
  • Retirement homes
  • Senior citizens clubs
  • Social housing
  • Specialty health services including vision, hearing and assistive devices
  • Tour and bus companies
  • Victorian Order of Nurses