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.

This Call for Applications is now open for Fairs hosted by or before March 2020.

  • OACAO Members First Time Fairs will receive a maximum of $2,500.00
  • OACAO Members Subsequent Fairs will receive a maximum of $2,000.00
  • Seniors Active Living Centre (SALC) Fairs will receive a maximum of $2,000.00

Each applicant must submit a completed Application to the OACAO office either by Email: admin@oacao.org or Fax: 1-905-584-8126 by: Monday, July 22, 2019 for Fairs held by or before March 31, 2020.

Applications will be reviewed for eligibility by the Fairs Selection Committee and applicants will be notified in a timely fashion for maximum success of the project. Please direct any questions to Shelley Wesseling, OACAO Fairs Coordinator.

Application 2019-2020 OACAO Seniors Active Living Fairs Funding

Handbook 2019-2020 OACAO FAIRS

A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors

English Version

* indicates a Northern Tour Fair

September 4, 2019 Bowmanville Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Bowmanville Older Adult Association
City/Township: Bowmanville
Address: 26 Beech Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-697-2856
September 4, 2019 The Good Companions
Location: The Good Companions
City/Township: Ottawa
Address: 670 Albert Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-236-0428
September 5, 2019 Mills Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Almonte Community Centre
City/Township: Almonte
Address: 182 Bridge Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-256-1031
September 7, 2019 Town of Ajax Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: St. Andrew’s Community Centre
City/Township: Ajax
Address: 46 Exeter Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-619-2529 ext7243
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September 7, 2019 Waterfront Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 624 Queens Quay West
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-392-1509
September 11, 2019 Whispering Pines Seniors Active Living Fair *
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
City/Township: Ear Falls
Address: 40 John Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 807-222-3003
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September 14, 2019 Better Living Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Better Living Community Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 1 Overland Drive
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-447-7244
September 18, 2019 Upper Ottawa Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
City/Township: Deep River
Address: 50 McElligot Drive
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-401-3452
September 19, 2019 Kirkland Lake Seniors Active Living Fair *
Location: Hockey Heritage North
City/Township: Kirkland Lake
Address: 400 Government Road West
Email contact for information
Phone: 705-567-5215
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September 20, 2019 Parkside Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: The ParkSide Centre
City/Township: Sudbury
Address: 140 Durham Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 705-673-6227
September 20, 2019 Wallaceburg Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Lambton Kent Memorial Arena
City/Township: Dresden
Address: 1212 North Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-627-6224
September 20, 2019 Ryde Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Ryde Community Co-operative
City/Township: Gravenhurst
Address: 1624 Barkway Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 705-687-2406
September 21, 2019 Arnprior Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Nick Smith Centre
City/Township: Arnprior
Address: 77 James Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-862-4899
September 26, 2019 North York Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Active Living Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 21 Hendon Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-733-4111
September 26, 2019 Cambridge Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Hespeler Arena
City/Township: Cambridge
Address: 640 Ellis Road West
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-740-4681
September 27, 2019 George S. Syme Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: The Symer 55+ Seniors Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 33 Pritchard Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-766-0388
October 1, 2019 Pelham Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Town of Pelham Seniors Active Living Centre
City/Township: Fonthill
Address: 100 Meridian Way
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-892-2607
October 2, 2019 Pickering Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Pickering Recreation Complex
City/Township: Pickering
Address: 1867 Valley Farmn Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-420-4660
October 5, 2019 Thunder Bay Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Thunder Bau 55 PLus Centre
City/Township: Thunder Bay
Address: 700 River Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 8076843471
October 17, 2019 Askennonia Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre
City/Township: Midland
Address: 527 Len Self Blvd
Email contact for information
Phone: 7055267609
October 18, 2019 Cobourg Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Cobourg Community Centre
City/Township: Cobourg
Address: 750 D'Arcy Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 9053727371
October 18, 2019 Atikokan Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
City/Township: Atikokan
Address: 115 O'Brien Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 807-597-3484
October 19, 2019 Ingersoll Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Ingersoll 50+ Activity Centre
City/Township: Ingersoll
Address: 250 Ingersoll Street South
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-485-3869
October 24, 2019 Prince Edward County Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Wellington & District Community Centre
City/Township: Wellington
Address: 111 Belleville Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 6134767493
October 25, 2019 Deauville Lane Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: 5 Deauville Lane Senior Active Living Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 5 Deauville Lane
Email contact for information
Phone: 4164477244
October 26, 2019 Scarborough Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Senior Person Living Connected
City/Township: Scarborough
Address: 3333 Finch Avenue East
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-493-3333
November 1, 2019 Batawa Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Batawa Community Centre
City/Township: Batawa
Address: 81 Plant Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-398-6111
November 13, 2019 Centre Pauline-Charron Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Centre Pauline Charron
City/Township: Ottawa
Address: 164 rue jeanne Mance
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-741-0562
November 21, 2019 Windsor Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Windsor Family Credit Union Centre
City/Township: Windsor
Address: 8787 McHugh Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-978-3622

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