Info for Seniors: Second Seniors Active Living Fair planned for October

Seniors Active Living Fairs help to connect seniors and their caregivers with others in their community.

These fairs help seniors learn about key issues affecting their health and well-being.

Topics covered at Seniors Active Living Fairs include: healthy living; fraud prevention; elder abuse; fall prevention; driving; and how to reduce social isolation.

In 2018-19, about 70 fairs were delivered across the province.

2018 was the first year the County Seniors Centre offered an Active Living Fair.

It was held in Wellington in November and was attended by over 400 seniors.

The local Seniors Information and Active Living Fair will be held on Thurs., Oct. 24 at the Wellington & District Community Centre.

The County Seniors Centre is hosting the second annual Seniors Information and Active Living Fair.

This free event is designed to promote active healthy living, social engagement, partnerships, independence, learning, and reduce social isolation, for seniors, their families and caregivers.

The Fair will enhance accessibility and awareness of programs and services available in the area.

There will be 50+ “vendors” from the community showcasing the services they offer, as well as presentations and demonstrations. This event is free and open to the public.

It starts at 10 a.m. with activities through to 3 p.m.  Organizers recommend planning to attend for the full day.

Door prizes, refreshments, healthy snacks and a free lunch will be available.

Free transportation will be provided.

Call Community Care for more information about the Fair at 613-476-7493.

Crokinole Social – July 12 – Ameliasburgh Town Hall, this morning event is free and open for seniors 60+ who enjoy a little fun competition, conversation and refreshments.

There is something wonderfully Canadian about this simple board game.

It came out of rural Canada around the time of Confederation which would give it an earlier claim on the national psyche than hockey! Crokinole is easy to learn.

Acrylic Paint Party – July 19 – Athol Town Hall Explore your inner artist at a Paint Party with Luanne Hartman.

The picture to be painted is entitled “a view of the dunes”.

All supplies included to complete this 12X16” acrylic painting, with step by step guidance.

No experience needed. Limited seating so register early.

Takes place Friday, July 19 for 2 hours from 1- 3:00 p.m. at Athol Town Hall.

Mark’s Quartet – July 23 – North Marysburgh Town Hall, enjoy a summer afternoon of music and refreshment.

This fun group will inspire your musical voice with old time country and familiar tunes.

Takes place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at North Marysburgh Town Hall, this event is free and open to all seniors.

Wood/Bark Carving Presentation – July 25 – Hillier Town Hall, Lisa Thompson of the Quinte Wood Carvers Association will have an Interactive Display.

This will be a beginner level introduction to the world of wood and bark carving mediums.

– Debbie Macdonald Moynes