ROB DRAL The Standard
SCUGOG: June is Senior’s Month and The Scugog Seniors Advisory Committee (SSAC) is holding the Seniors Information Fair on Friday, June 3 from 10 am to 3 pm, at the Scugog Community and Recreation Centre, 1655 Reach St. in Port Perry.
This is a great opportunity for seniors to have their voice heard regarding issues such as transportation and senior housing in North Durham. The fair aims to provide information and lifestyle tips to enrich the lives of seniors in the community.
Frank Gulanowski, of the SSAC, told The Standard that seniors can sign up for one of the two focus groups (transportation or senior housing) hosted by the Region of Durham’s Age-Friendly Initiative, where they can have any issues, ideas or concerns heard by the Region and Scugog Township. To sign up for a focus group, please call 289-485-1012 or email email@example.com.
Other highlights of the event include, a keynote speech by Inspirational Comedian Jacquie Hermans, entitled ‘Living Joyful’. Jacquie uses her extensive background in comedy and personal experiences to inspire others to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
There are over 50 vendors booked for the Seniors Information Fair. There will be demonstrations of everything from woodworking, to Tai Chi, to Nordic pole walking. There is guaranteed to be something for every senior. Representatives of the medical industry will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns. The Scugog Fire Department will be sharing important information regarding fire safety and the Durham Regional Police will be on site to share tips on fraud prevention.
Seniors looking for a pet can visit The Animal Guardian Society booth who is bringing four senior dogs to hopefully match up with a loving owner.
Exhibitors holding more detailed information sessions are: ‘Fraud Protection’ by the Durham Regional Police, ‘Tax Credits and Benefits Available to Seniors’ by the Ministry of Finance, ‘Downsizing and Move Management’, ‘Health and Medication Issues’, and ‘The Issues Surrounding Alzheimers’ by Alzheimer’s Durham.
The Seniors Information Fair is the largest Seniors Fair in all of Ontario, according to Frank Gulanowski.
The Seniors Information Fair is a free event, but participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation, that will go towards Operation Scugog. A light lunch and refreshments will also be provided free of charge.
For more information please call the Scugog Seniors Advisory Committee at 289-485-1012 and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone needing transportation to or from the Fair should call 289-485-1012.
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