Business & Conference Partner Directory
Access Abilities, an authorized vendor of the Ministry of Health Assistive Devices Funding Program (ADP) is proudly owned and operated by an independent Canadian family. We provide sales, service and rentals of Home Health Care products designed to enhance the quality of life, increase mobility and provide a safe and accessible environment. The first four-week rental is credited towards purchase of same product. We will go just about wherever we are needed to perform a repair and also provide in-home maintenance and installation services.
When you purchase from us, you not only purchase a product to improve your quality of life, you also receive our commitment to provide you with the service you may need long after the sale.
Discount to OACAO members: 10% discount on products. (Does not include service or products that are funded by an agency.)
To learn more about us, please visit www.accessabilities.ca
549 Bronte Rd, Oakville (905-825-5335)
154 Norseman St, Toronto (416-237-9654)
Sat 10am–2pm (Oakville),10am-1pm (Toronto)
Like us on Facebook @accessabilitiesstore, Follow us on Instagram abilitiesaccess and Twitter @abilitiesaccess
AgeComfort.com is Canada’s premier online retailer for Home Health Care Products. Shop thousands of products with fast & free shipping on all orders over $100. Established in 2009 and located in Vaughan, Ontatrio, AgeComfort.com specializes in Incontinence products for adults, Mobility Aids, Physical Therapy products, Hospital Beds, Wheelchairs, Walkers, Rollators and so much more.
OACAO members save 10% at AgeComfort.com + FREE shipping on orders over $100. Code: OACAO10
Shop online at www.agecomfort.com (24/7)
Shop by phone at 1-800-520-3259 (Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm)
Amica Senior Lifestyles
Amica is Canada’s leading provider of premium, private-pay retirement residences for seniors who want more out of life. Since 1996, we’ve been empowering seniors to live with optimism and peace of mind by combining excellent service and amenities with the best senior care. Committed to enriching the lives of seniors now and as their needs change, Amica offers independent living, assisted living and memory care lifestyle options You’ll find more than 30 Amica senior living locations in the finest neighbourhoods in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, and we continue to expand in select markets.
Incentive to OACAO members: Complimentary lunch with tour.
Contact our Support Office at: Tel: 416-487-2020 or Toll Free: 1-888-264-2299 or visit amica.ca.
Arbor Memorial Inc.
First established in 1947, the Company is now comprised of 41 cemeteries, 27 crematoria & over 90 funeral homes across Canada. Our cemetery properties range in size from approximately 25 to 200 acres and are staffed by permanent maintenance, administrative and sales personnel. The highly-trained professionals at our funeral homes are experts at providing personalized support and customized services and events for small and large gatherings.
The funeral homes and cemeteries of Arbor Memorial Inc., have been developed to provide for the specific needs of many ethnic and religious groups in Canada and are recognized as important contributing members within their respective communities.
4% savings for cemetery, lots, niches and other interment rights and excludes above ground crypts. 5% savings on all other funeral and cemetery products and services on final arrangements at time of death. 10% on all other funeral and cemetery products and services on final arrangements made in advance.
For more information about Arbor Memorial Inc., and to find an Arbor Memorial location nearest you, visit www.arbormemorial.ca or call 1-877-301-8066.
Bayshore Home Health
Bayshore Home Health has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, dignity and independence of Canadians in their homes since 1966. Canadian owned and operated, we are the country’s largest provider of home and community health care services, with more than 50 home care offices, 20 community care clinics and 8,000 employees.
Offering a wide range of home care services, we strive to make a difference in our clients’ lives – every visit, every time. Our nursing, personal care, home support and companionship services are available privately as well as through government care programs, personal and group insurance plans and workplace safety insurance. We deliver care to more than 70,000 clients annually.
We also provide nurse/caregiver staffing services, health education programs and treatments in our community dialysis centres. Our subsidiary, Bayshore Specialty Rx, delivers a wide range of infusion pharmacy, infusion clinic and pharmaceutical support services to health care and pharmaceutical organizations.
Bayshore Home Health has been a winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies award since 2006.
For more information about the benefits of a personalized care plan that allows you to live in the comfort of your own home, or any of our other services, please call your local Bayshore Home Health office at 877-289-3997 or visit www.bayshore.ca.
Brock Functional Inclusive Training Centre
The Brock Functional Inclusive Training (Bfit) Centre provides exercise programming to promote health and prevent disease while enhancing quality of life in adults 55+ and individuals with chronic health conditions. Our in-person programs at the Bfit Centre in Thorold, ON, support the health and wellbeing in older adults, cardiac patients, and individuals with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and amputees. Members receive an individualized exercise program tailored to their health history, needs, and goals. Each program will target key areas of fitness such as strength, balance, cardiovascular health, and flexibility. In addition, members have unlimited access to group fitness classes offered by Bfit instructors at the Centre. Classes may include cardio and core training, stretching, boxing, yoga, balance training, and more!
SeniorFit Online is our virtual exercise program for adults 55+ and offers a variety of class formats, such as cardio and core training, full body strengthening, core and balance, and yoga. Each class is designed and led by a trained instructor and targets functional movements used in everyday life. Little to no equipment is required. Group classes allow for social interaction from the convenience of your own home. Exercises can be modified to accommodate a variety of health backgrounds and injuries, making this program suitable for anyone who is new to exercise or looking for a new fitness challenge! Online participants receive unlimited access to the live instructor-led classes on Zoom, in addition to a library of pre-recorded classes that may be accessed at any time.
For in-person program inquiries, contact: Ally Fast, email@example.com, 905-688-5550×5585
For virtual program inquiries, contact Mackenzie Regnerus, firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-688-5550×5589
More information about all programming can be found at Brock Functional Inclusive Training Centre (brocku.ca)
Canada’s National Ballet School
At Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), we know that when we bring dance into our lives we are healthier, happier and more socially connected within our communities.
Since NBS’ founding in 1959, our pursuit of programming excellence constantly revealed the life-changing impacts of dance. This is what drives the School’s commitment to translate this expertise and history of achievement in dance education into a range of programs that improve health and quality-of-life for people of all ages, abilities and aspirations.
NBS Kids: Comprehensive tools and programs to help kids be healthy, active and engaged in community settings and in the classroom.
NBS Older Adults: With standing and seated options, these accessible dance classes are professionally-led and designed to support physical, cognitive and overall health. Both in-person and online programming is available, reaching older adults across Canada.
NBS Sharing Dance Choreography: Each year, NBS commissions a Canadian artist to develop a piece of choreography that embodies a thoughtful theme. With free step-by-step instructional videos, Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast can celebrate the joy of movement.
Discover more at: www.nbs-enb.ca/lozinski-centre
Tel: 416-964-3780 or Toll-free: 1-800-387-0785
Canadian Hearing Services
Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) is an industry-leading provider of services, products and education that empower the Deaf and hard of hearing to overcome barriers to participation. Founded in 1940, CHS provides expert advice and communication solutions, such as interpreting and captioning services, accessibility consulting, as well as communication devices designed to improve communication, safety and independence. Through our friendly, caring and professional staff, we deliver high quality, innovative products and services that break down barriers to participation, empower individuals and advance hearing health.
1-866-518-0000 or www.chs.ca
Facebook handle: @canadianhearingservices
Twitter handle: @cdnhearing
Instagram handle: canadianhearingservices
Chartwell Retirement Residences
As the owner and operator of over 180 retirement and long term care residences, Chartwell Retirement Residences is the largest participant in seniors living in Canada. Our shared mission is to provide a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life experience for seniors, to provide peace of mind for our residents’ loved ones and to attract and retain employees who care about making a difference. Chartwell offers employees an engaging and fulfilling work environment, where individual efforts and contribution are recognized, valued and rewarded. At Chartwell, our employees are the greatest ambassadors of our vision of “Making People’s Lives Better.”
www.chartwell.com or 1-855-461-0685
Hear Well Be Well
Hear Well Be Well has been a family-operated business for 40 years bringing compassion, trust and innovation to treating hearing loss. As an independent, family-run business, Hear Well Be Well can provide hearing solutions that match your lifestyle from every manufacturer in Ontario. With a thorough, proprietary hearing test process, clients have confidence in their results and recommendations. Our philanthropic and advocacy work has made a difference in people’s lives both in Ontario and internationally. With a 4.9/5 rating on Google Reviews, Hear Well Be Well ranks as a provider of choice for hearing solutions and after care in Ontario. There are 13 locations to serve you in mid-size and small cities, and rural communities in Ontario.
Book your free hearing test (no doctor referral required) today. 1-888-457-3453 or www.hearwellbewell.ca
With coast-to-coast coverage, online services and pioneering technology, HearCANADA is on a mission to make hearing care simpler and more accessible than ever before, setting a new standard in modern hearing care. Drawing on the expertise and aftercare services of our hearing care professionals, we are helping more people take charge of their hearing health, making wonderful sound part of their everyday life. Find out more about us at www.hearcanada.com.
Upgrade from advanced to premium technology for only $150.
HearingLife is Canada’s largest group of hearing centres with over 250 locations across the country.
HearingLife provides trusted hearing healthcare services and helps Canadian love their ears every day. Our HearingLife hearing professionals are certified, and highly trained in customer service excellence. We survey our clients regularly to ensure satisfaction. We take great pride in our modern testing facilities, where we combine the latest technology with the highest standards in professional training.
HearingLife’s vision is simple: “help more people hear better.” Hearing better matters because when people hear better, they live better. Hearing is central to our social life, self-expression, confidence, and ultimately, our health. To hear is to connect with others and the world around you. If Vision places the world in front of us Hearing places us in its centre.
Get started on your journey to better hearing today and book your FREE hearing test (no referral required). PLUS, HearingLife offers AIR MILES® on hearing tests and purchases!
Book today. Visit www.hearinglife.ca or contact us at 1-888-514-9515
Heart to Home Meals
At Heart to Home Meals, we believe life should get easier as you age. That’s why we’ve created a service with your lifestyle, tastes and nutrition in mind. Order online or by phone and one of our friendly, trusted members of our delivery team will deliver your meals straight to your door.
And when it comes to nutrition, our team of experts work tirelessly to ensure we’re always providing the best to our customers. Andrea, our Consultant Dietitian, has worked closely with our chefs to develop delicious meals that help support the nutritional needs of seniors. Our menu includes a wide variety of entrées including beef, chicken, pork, fish, vegetarian and breakfast options. We have several soups to start, and tempting desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. Our diet coding system was created to help you choose the meals that meet your dietary needs for high protein, low carbohydrates and/or saturated fat, low sodium, high fibre, vegetarian, and/or no added sugar.
With over 200 menu items to choose from, seniors have many tempting selections to enjoy. When you’re hungry, just pop them straight into your oven or microwave – no shopping, no chopping, no clean-up! There is no tax on most of our meals, no contracts, no subscriptions, and in many cases, there is no minimum order and delivery is FREE!
We’re sure you will find lots to tempt you in our catalogue. Visit our website www.HearttoHomeMeals.ca or call 1-866-933-1516 to order one today!
Homecare Hub helps individuals with caregiving needs and supporting seniors, and those with dementia, disabilities, injuries, chronic diseases, or terminal illnesses to receive care safely and comfortably in home like environment. Homecare Hub also helps patients, and their families to navigate the challenging and complicated Home Care field to help find the most appropriate care and solutions.
Shared Living & Care Homes: Our small Care Homes are more affordable alternative to Assisted Living and Long-Term Care. Shared living and care homes offer a smaller, personalized, family-like setting for seniors and those with disabilities who require care. Homecare Hub creates these 3-8 person houses on demand with a focus on quality.
Adult Day Programs: Brings together seniors with similar needs and interests at a location in their neighbourhood for 9:00am – 4:30pm programming. Join our team at our Adult Day program to participate in meaningful, engaging games, activities, and exercise programs.
Home Care Search: Complimentary care coordination to find high quality, vetted, local home care agencies in your neighbourhood. One stop shop, with transparent pricing, for in-home services such as Personal Support Workers, Registered Nurses, Companions, Housekeepers, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and much more.
Call now to speak with one our dedicated care coordinators who specialize in building out a tailored and personalized solution to meet your unique care needs – 1-888-227-3080
Insuranceland provides expert insurance advice and with over 40 years in business, we strive to exceed our customer’s expectations! Our slogan “Our Family, Protecting Your Family” is the key to our business, as we work for our customers by finding them the best insurance protection at the lowest price possible. Call us to find out more about the great savings offered to you, as an OACAO member. Discounts to OACAO members: 15% off on Home Insurance and 10% off on Auto Insurance.
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Johnson Insurance – Travel
For often less than the cost of purchasing insurance for multiple trips separately, you can enjoy an unlimited number of trips during the policy year. You’ll always be prepared.
With MEDOC®, you’ll receive:
- Emergency medical coverage
- Trip cancellation, interruption, and delay coverage3
- Baggage protection
- And much more!
Give Johnson a call at 1-866-606-3362 or visit Johnson.ca/MEDOC to get a quote and finalize your coverage.
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Visit belairdirect.com/healthcare or call 1-833-887-4626
Installed in over 1800 Senior Centers across the US and Canada, the MySeniorCenter system is changing the way senior centers do business. With its touchscreen-based registration, easy reporting and activity management, MySeniorCenter puts everything you need right at your fingertips.
OASSIS Employee Benefits Plans
OASSIS is different than other Group Benefit Providers. We are the Plan Sponsor for hundreds of Not-for-Profits, we handle your due diligence and deal with the insurance companies for you. We have been doing so since 1990.
OASSIS is not a for-profit broker; we are not-for-profit like you, which allows us to focus our energy on serving our clients. Any profits are owned by and are used to benefit our members. Our member organizations are pooled together to spread risk resulting in stable rates year to year. Brokers do not invite us to quote as we do not pay their commissions or fees.
Moving your Group Benefits Plan to OASSIS is simple and we do most of the work for you. In most cases we can mirror your current plan and make the transition seamless for your employees.
OACAO member centres are eligible to enroll in one of six comprehensive packaged plans for non-profit organizations with 1 to 50 employees; or in a complete customized benefit plan for organizations with 20 or more employees. OASSIS also offers individual Health and Dental Insurance for retirees.
www.oassisplan.com or call toll-free 1-888-233-5580
Parkland Lifestyle Residences
Parkland is a division of Shannex RLC Limited, a family-owned company with Maritime roots. Parkland Lifestyle Residences has been serving residents for over 35 years. With retirement communities in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario, you can experience an exceptional way to live in a Parkland lifestyle residence. Beautiful surroundings, exceptional dining, friendly neighbours and staff with none of the demanding responsibilities of home ownership.
With the happiness, health and wellness of residents as a top priority, Parkland offers a broad range of retirement care services and lifestyle choices for seniors to meet each individual’s unique needs. Enjoy the comfort of your own suite in a luxury setting, combined with an array of services and amenities designed for your enjoyment and convenience. At Parkland, you have the freedom to live the way you want.
Call 1- 877-742-6639 or visit experienceparkland.com to learn more.
Personal Affairs Consulting
Do you have your affairs in order?
Personal Affairs Consulting is proudly owned and operated by an independent Canadian family. We believe paperwork, and forms should not make one feel overwhelmed or confused. Whether it be applying for your pension, Estate Planning for yourself, needing guidance and assistance with the Estate Administration of a deceased loved one, we are here to help. Through our friendly, caring, and professional staff, we deliver high quality administrative services that empowers our clients to be able to make informed decisions.
We provide you with advice, guidance, and support. We will gladly help you navigate through some of life’s milestones.
To learn more about our services, please visit: www.personalaffairsconsulting.com
We are available for appointments via phone, video conference, and in person (home appointments available within the GTA)
Contact us directly:
Tel: (905) 792 – 2872
Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority
The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) is a not-for-profit organization mandated by the Ontario Government to administer the Retirement Homes Act, 2010.
RHRA’s mission is to work collaboratively to protect Ontario retirement home residents through effective right-touch regulation. Our vision is to have seniors live with dignity, choice and confidence in licensed retirement homes.
rhra.ca | 1-855-ASK-RHRA (1-855-275-7472)
Rogers Communications, a leading telecommunications and media company, is thrilled to announce its exciting partnership with the Older Adults Centres Association of Ontario (OACAO). This collaboration brings together two influential organizations dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults throughout the province.
Drawing upon its extensive experience in providing cutting-edge communication services, Rogers aims to empower older adults by connecting them to the digital world. As technology continues to advance rapidly, this partnership recognizes the importance of ensuring seniors have access to the tools and resources necessary to thrive in the digital age.
Through this collaboration, Rogers and OACAO will work hand in hand to bridge the digital divide that exists among older adults. Members of the OACAO will also have access to exclusive pricing and promotions on their wireless and residential services.
To learn more about the partnership and the services available, visit www.primewireless.ca/OACAO or contact Kizzy Hartling at 519-771-7489.
Royal Botanical Gardens, Canada
Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and a registered charitable organization. We dedicate our expertise in horticulture, conservation, science and education to connect people, plants and place for the purpose of nurturing and preserving healthy growing life on our planet. Wrapped around the western tip of Lake Ontario, our 11 km2 (2,700 acre) property is Canada’s plant biodiversity hotspot, including significant wetlands, Carolinian forests, remnant prairies and five distinctly different garden areas featuring 50 different plant collections. We connect people of all ages with the world of plants and nature through outreach programs and distance learning, lifelong learning opportunities and events. What do we offer? Special Interest Programs/ Presentations, Horticultural Therapy Programs, Professional Development in Horticultural Therapy and Group Tours.
680 Plains Road West
Burlington, ON Canada
Save on Energy
Save on Energy’s Energy Affordability Program provides support to income-eligible electricity consumers by helping them to better manage their monthly electricity costs and to increase their home comfort. This program offers energy-saving upgrades tailored to the specific needs of your home, all at no cost. And a more energy-efficient home means more comfort and more money in your wallet. Saving energy is simple with the Energy Affordability Program.
To learn more about the Energy Affordability program and other energy savings programs, please visit our website at:
You can also contact us by phone to sign up, find out if you qualify or learn more about the program at: 1-844-770-3148
Seniors Junction is a Greater Toronto Area-based business that offers music and arts appreciation courses for individuals aged 55 and above. Their programs are designed to enhance the lives of retirees by providing engaging and intellectually stimulating experiences. Seniors Junction is committed to fostering a sense of community, purpose, and fulfillment among seniors, empowering them to explore their passions and unlock their creative potential.
Seniors Junction’s scientific model combines expert instruction with a social approach, ensuring that seniors not only learn but also connect with like-minded individuals. Group classes, facilitated by industry experts, create an engaging space where seniors can appreciate music and arts while forging new friendships. Private lessons, conducted by experienced instructors, offer personalized guidance for seniors eager to learn to play various instruments at their own pace.
As part of its commitment to comprehensive music education, Seniors Junction also offers curated performances, pre-concert talks, and discounts on select musical events.
Email: email@example.com or Call: 647-629-0300
The Health Depot
The Health Depot Pharmacy is the preferred pharmacy of the OACAO. We are a family-owned pharmacy that aims to bring the entire pharmacy to you, wherever you are, by offering FREE prescription delivery anywhere in Ontario including your work, home, or cottage. Visit the online store with more than 10,000 health essentials and home healthcare products (eg. diabetic supplies, braces, etc) that can be delivered with your prescriptions at no extra cost, to provide you with a one-stop shop for everything pharmacy.
The Health Depot wants to save you time and money, this is why we are offering OACAO members a preferred dispensing fee rate and even waive the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) plan copay for seniors from $6.11 down to $2.99 per prescription! We have an exceptional team of customer service representatives and Pharmacist Specialists (Certified Geriatric, Respiratory, and Diabetes Educators) who are one call away, eager to provide all patients with extraordinary patient care. Chat with our team on the phone, online chat, or video chat wherever you are, whenever you need to!
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Additional OACAO Member discounts: Pharmacy delivered to you. Free Clinical Consultations. Pay a max of $2.99 per prescription covered by ODB! Use OACAO20 for20% off your first health store order. Also receive5% off all future health store orders.
Toll FREE phone: 1-855-844-2242
For more details visit: www.thehealthdepot.ca
Transitions Realty is a team of downsizing experts and trusted Realtors® in the GTA. We provide essential downsizing and real estate services to the 50+ demographic who are either transitioning into a new home or retirement community. Downsizing at this stage in life can be challenging, complicated, and emotional. Our exclusive 3-step process ensures we make your home downsizing stress-free and easy, from start to finish. We design a customized Home Downsizing Transition Plan for you. We declutter, fix up, stage, sell your house, and find you the right home to age in place. And for our clients who are moving into a retirement community, we focus on the level of care needed, arrange tours, and guide you through the selection process.
“You’re not a transaction – you’re making a Transition!”.
Free handyman services* when you sell your home with us. * Conditions apply.
OACAO 2023/2024 Membership Discounts and Centre Benefits from our Business Partners (effective till March 2024)
Enjoy the benefits of being an OACAO member. Share these membership discounts with your Centre members and enjoy the Centre incentives.
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