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Seniors’ Fair Returns June 8

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June is Seniors’ Month and is designated to give special recognition to a very important part of our communities.

To celebrate Seniors’ Month, the 9th annual United Way Bruce Grey Seniors’ Fair will be held on Wednesday, June 8 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the fully accessible Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound.

Forcier Grant’s exclusive sponsorship has paid the way for all day, free Owen Sound City busing. Anywhere in the city!” said organizers.

Gold sponsors for this year’s event include Canadian Elder Services, Closing the Gap Healthcare, Hannah Walker Place, Hanover Holidays, Sound Lifestyles/Graham Design & Construction, and Union Gas.

The Bayshore will be filled with 93 exhibitors with focus on services, products, care and support available to help seniors in Bruce and Grey Counties lead happy, healthy, active, and independent lives.

Each year we build on the successes of the previous years and there’s a lot of new exhibits and displays for 2016. This year there is a larger ‘hands-on room’ with 20 focused exhibitors and everything from essential oils, to blood pressure checks, to reflexology,” said organizers. “The focus and the information at the event is directed towards seniors, but in the past we have welcomed all ages accompanying seniors, or browsing for the most up-to-date information available by organizations, government departments and businesses.”

The event has become something many seniors, their families, friends, and caregivers look forward to each year.

Doors will open at 9:45 a.m., and 300 flowers and special welcome bags will be handed out at the front doors of the Bayshore Community Centre.

In the past the event was recognized by the Minister Responsible for Seniors, noting this event as something very special for those that attend in Grey and Bruce counties.

Four dynamic seminars begin at 10:30 a.m. and run until 2:30 p.m.

Grey Detachment of the OPP:

  • Driving… the Conversation with Older Ontarians

  • Seniors Beware of Scammers… Get the Scoop on Scams – Fraud… Recognize it!… Report it!… Stop it!

The Alzheimer Society of Grey Bruce:

  • Be there, for those who are #StillHere. Enhancing the Visiting Experience with People Who Have Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias

Elder Abuse Ontario:

  • An Ounce of Prevention – Resiliency and protecting yourself”

Entertainment will begin at 9:45 a.m. and include presentations and performances by: Give Me Three Notes, FLK Taoist Tai Chi, North of 55/Goldenager Line Dancers, The Browns, Celtic Academy Canada, Seniors Celtic Dance, guided relaxation with Joanne Pineau, Lord Greys English Country Dance, gentle exercise with the YMCA and the Grey Bruce International Folk Dancers.

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