What they are and how they are funded 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.
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. Shelley can be contacted at 905-728-2358 or by email at email@example.com.
There are two components to the fairs: a series of Seminars and a Trade Show.
Trade Show Organizations are provided with a table to provide information and display the services and programs that they provide for older adults in a Trade Show format, along with seminars on various topics of interest to older adults and their families. Participants are encouraged to visit each Trade Show Exhibitor to gain knowledge on the services or programs that they provide for seniors in your community.
Examples of Organizations The Ministry of Seniors Affairs; Police and Fire Departments; Public Library; Public Health Department; LHIN, Canadian Hearing Society; Canadian National Institute for the Blind; VON; Red Cross Society; Canadian Cancer Society; Canadian Diabetes Association; Elder Abuse Ontario, Osteoporosis Canada; Long Term Care Facilities; Retirement Homes; Home Care Agencies; Not For Profit Community Support Organizations; Parks and Recreation Department; Senior Citizens Clubs, Organizations and Older Adult Centres; Social Housing; the Arthritis Society; local Service Clubs; Canadian Mental Health Association, Alzheimer Society of Ontario or local Society, Specialty Health Services including vision, hearing and assistive devices; Home Support Services, Tour and Bus companies; Ontario Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Consumer Services, The Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario and our OACAO Business Partners.
Seminars Seminars may include: Get Your Money! – Understanding Ontario’s Tax Credits and Benefits for Seniors presented by the Ministry of Finance; The Ministry of Seniors Affairs provides a series of seminars including topics on Advanced Care Planning, Frauds and Scams, Safe Medications and the Seniors Guide; The Ministry of Transportation provides seminars on Winter Driving for Seniors’ and the new Senior driver license Renewal program; The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services offers interactive and informative sessions on consumer rights and public safety; Elder Abuse Ontario provides a presentation on Ageing Safely in the New Millennium. Other topics might include information on Safe Meds for Seniors, Speaking of Bones, Falls Prevention, Out of Province/Country Medical Insurance, Genealogy, Nutrition/Healthy Eating, How to get involved in Community Theatre/choir etc., a quick drawing class by a local senior artist etc. For more information, please contact Sue Hesjedahl at firstname.lastname@example.org