The OACAO has officially received approval from the Government of Ontario to fund 70 Seniors Information and Active Living Fairs between May 2018 to March 2019.

 

HANDBOOK OACAO Seniors Information Fairs Sept. 2018 – March 2019 Final

Please direct any questions to Shelley Wesseling, OACAO Fairs Coordinator.

 

A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors

English Version

* indicates a Northern Tour Fair

November 21, 2018 Toronto Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Bernard Betel Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 1003 Steeles Avenue West
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-225-2112 ext130
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December 5, 2018 Carefirst Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Carefirst One Stop Multi-Services Centre
City/Township: Scarboough
Address: 300 Silver Star Blvd.
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-847-8939
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January 11, 2019 Hamilton Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: St. Peter's Hospital - Auditorium
City/Township: Hamilton
Address: 88 Maplewood Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-777-3837
January 25, 2019 Cambridge Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Fairview Seniors Community (Fairview Mennonite Home)
City/Township: Cambridge
Address: 515 Lang's Drive
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-653-5719
January 26, 2019 Cornwall Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Seaway Senior Citizen's Club
City/Township: Cornwall
Address: 506 Pitt Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-932-4969
February 1, 2019 London Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Horton Street Seniors Centre
City/Township: London
Address: 184 Horton Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-434-9115
February 6, 2019 Eganville Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Eganville & District Seniors
City/Township: Eganville
Address: 30 Bell Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-628-2354
February 8, 2019 Mind Your Health Seniors Health Fair
Location: Activity Haven Senior Centre (Peterborough)
City/Township: Peterborough
Address: 180 Barnardo Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 705-876-1670
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February 13, 2019 Town of Woolwich Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Calvary United Church
City/Township: St. Jacobs
Address: 48 Hawksville Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-669-1647
February 22, 2019 Toronto Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: York-Fairbank Centre for Seniors
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 2213 Dufferin Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-651-8300
February 22, 2019 Brampton Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Shoppers World Brampton
City/Township: Brampton
Address: 499 Main Street South
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-457-6055
March 4, 2019 Woodstock Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: South Gate Centre
City/Township: Woodstock
Address: 191 Old Wellington Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-539-9817
March 7, 2019 Pikwakanagan Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Makwa Center
City/Township: Pikwakanagan
Address: 83A Kagagimin Inamo
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-625-1230
March 7, 2019 Cornwall Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Centre CHarles-Emile-Claude, centre polyvalent des aine(e) s inc.
City/Township: Cornwall
Address: 146b, avenue Chevrier
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-932-1035
March 7, 2019 Saugeen First Nation Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Saugeen First Nation
City/Township: Saugeen
Address: 47 French Bay Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-797-3254
March 13, 2019 Toronto Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Beach United Church
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 140 Wineva Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-691-1113
March 13, 2019 Applegrove Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Applegrove Community Complex
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 60 Woodfield Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-461-8143
March 14, 2019 York West Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: York West Active Living Centre
City/Township: Weston
Address: 1901 Weston Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-245-4395
March 19, 2019 Ottawa Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Centre Pauline-Charron
City/Township: Ottawa
Address: 164, rue Jeanne-Mance (Vanier sector)
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-741-0562
March 19, 2019 Mississauga Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Active Adult Centre of Mississauga
City/Township: Mississauga
Address: 377 Burnhamthorpe Road East, suite 116
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-615-3207
March 19, 2019 Rexdale Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: North Kipling Community Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 2 Rowntree Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-744-6312
March 21, 2019 Mississauga Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Active Adult Centre of Mississauga
City/Township: Mississauga
Address: 377 Burnhamthorpe Road East, suite 116
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-615-3207
March 21, 2019 Renfrew Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Recreation Centre
City/Township: Renfrew
Address: 67 Argyle Street South
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-431-8289
March 22, 2019 Orleans Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Rendez-vous des aines francophones d'Ottawa
City/Township: Orleans
Address: 3349 chemin Navan
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-834-6808
March 22, 2019 Fergus Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
City/Township: Fergus
Address: 550 Belsyde Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-846-9691
March 26, 2019 Happy Brain, Happy Life Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Central Eglinton Community Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 160 Eglinton Avenue East
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-392-0511 ext228
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March 27, 2019 Goderich Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: The MacKay Centre for Seniors
City/Township: Goderich
Address: 10 Nelson Street East
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-524-6660
March 30, 2019 Scarborough Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Senior Persons Living Connected
City/Township: Scarborough
Address: 3333 Finch Avenue East
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-493-3333
March 30, 2019 Arnprior Seniors Information and Active Living Fair
Location: Corporation Town of Arnprior
City/Township: Arnprior
Address: 77 James Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-623-1793

What are Seniors Information and Active Living fairs?

The Seniors Information and Active Living Fair is a public education initiative, developed in partnership between the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) and the Ministry of Seniors Affairs, the funder, to increase seniors awareness about the programs and services to which they are entitled, knowledge on healthy aging and lifestyles and recognition of seniors contributions. There are two components to the fairs: a tradeshow and a series of seminars.

How are they funded?

In partnership with the Ministry of Seniors Affairs, the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario provides funding to OACAO member centres and Elderly Persons Centres to develop, organize and implement Fairs for their specific communities.

The Seniors Information and Active Living Fairs are funded by the Ministry of Seniors Affairs 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

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