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Age-Friendly Businesses

Press Release - County of Simcoe recognizes age-friendly businesses and organizations

The Age-Friendly Business Guide and Award program increases awareness of the County's aging population and helps businesses or organizations evaluate their business environment and service delivery.  In 2019, The County of Simcoe congratulated seventeen (17) local businesses and organizations for taking action to become more age-friendly. In honour of their dedicated and committed efforts, the County awarded partners with certificates that recognize their leadership in creating welcoming environments for older adults. 

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Age-Friendly Business/Organization Award Program

Helps business owners assess whether their business is designed to serve everyone. The program provides a guide, resources, tools and recognition to enable business owners to identify, promote and be recognized for implementing age-friendly practices. As our population ages, it makes viable business sense to adapt to meet changing needs.  Age-Friendly Business/Organization Recognition Application Program closed June 15th and is now closed for 2019

 2019 Age-Friendly Business Award Recipients

 

Hearing Life Bradford 

Pictured - Mayor Rob Keffer (Bradford West Gwillimbury), Councillor Gary Baynes. From Hearing Life Bradford: Nick Petrera (Audiologist), Sara Finlay (Client Services Administrator).  County of Simcoe: Jane Sinclair (General Manager, County of Simcoe Health & Emergency Services) 

 

Holland Gardens Retirement Residence (Bradford West Gwillimbury)

Pictured - Holland Gardens Retirement Residence: Shelley Snoulten, Sales & Marketing Manager and Melissa McKee (Sales & Marketing Manager).  County of Simcoe:  Jane Sinclair (General Manager, County of Simcoe Health & Emergency Services)

 

Coordinated Seniors Services (Barrie)

Pictured - Coordinated Seniors Services: Kathy Chenier (Operations Manager), Kathy Chappell (President).  County of Simcoe: Jane Sinclair (General Manager, County of Simcoe Health & Emergency Services). 

 

 J. Scott Thomson (Collingwood) 

Pictured - J. Scott thomson (Lawyer). County of Simcoe: Christy Tosh (County of Simcoe Age-Friendly Project Lead)

 

Georgian Bay Integrative Medicine
(Collingwood)

Pictured - Dr. Rehan Lakhani ND (Georgian Bay Integrative Medicine).  County of Simcoe: Christy Tosh (County of Simcoe Age-Friendly Project Lead)

 

The Elden of Bradford

Pictured - The Elden of Bradford: Jaime Robertson (Sales & Marketing Manager) Jane Sinclair (General Manager, County of Simcoe Health & Emergency Services).

 

RBA Financial Group (Wasaga) Ltd. o/a Wasaga Tax & Accounting

Pictured: Mayor Nina Bifoldi (Wasaga Beach), Tyler King (Economic Development Officer of Wasaga), RBA Financial Group (Wasaga Ltd. o/a Wasaga Tax & Accounting:  Colleen Bannerman (Manager of RBA Financial Group), Christina Depalma (Depalma & Associates Legal Services).  Fiona Ryner (President, Wasaga Beach Age-Friendly Committee).  County of Simcoe: Christy Tosh (County of Simcoe Age-Friendly Project Lead)

 

Yoga House (Penetanguishene)

Pictured:  Christine Strong (Public Awareness Coordinator of Independent Living Services).  Yoga House:  Lisa O'Driscoll (Owner Yoga House).  Councillor Anita Dubeau (Deputy Mayor, Penetanguishene).  County of Simcoe: Christy Tosh (County of Simcoe Age-Friendly Project Lead)

 

Orillia Museum of Arts and History

Pictured:  Orillia Museum of Arts and History: Samantha Bogart (Visitor Experiences Coordinator), Ninette Gyorody (Executive Director). County of Simcoe: Christy Tosh (County of Simcoe Age-Friendly Project Lead)

 

Javelin Cooperative Homes (Midland) 

Pictured:  County of Simcoe: Christy Tosh (County of Simcoe Age-Friendly Project Lead), Javelin Cooperative Homes: Carole Lalonde, (Director of the Board), William Tickle (past Director of the Board), Sharon Dorion, (President of the Board), Christina Strong, (Public Awareness Coordinator, Independent Living Services of Simcoe County)

 

Hunt Family Movers (Barrie)

Pictured: Mayor Lynn Dollin (Town of Innisfil).  Hunt Family Movers: Karina and Frank Hunt (Owners).  County of Simcoe:  Jane Sinclair (General Manager, County of Simcoe Health & Emergency Services)

 

Bradford Wellness Centre

Pictured: Michael Disano, (Manager of Economic Development, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Bradford Wellness Centre:  Assunta Rose (R.M.T., D.O.M.P. Manual Osteopath Practitioner, Oncology Massage Specialist).  County of Simcoe: Jane Sinclair (General Manager, County of Simcoe Health & Emergency Services)

 

Right At Home Canada (Collingwood)

Pictured: County of Simcoe: Christy Tosh (County of Simcoe Age-Friendly Project Lead), Right At Home Canada (Collingwood): Megan MacDonald (Office Manager), Glenda Abanes (Scheduler and HR Manager), Adrienne Wood (Co-owner), Nancy Esson (Co-owner) and Sandra Green (Bookkeeper)

 

Georgian Family Chiropractic & Wellness Centre (Wasaga Beach)

Pictured: County of Simcoe: Christy Tosh (County of Simcoe Age-Friendly Project Lead), Georgian Family Chiropractic & Wellness Centre: Dr. Joel Simpson (Chiropractor), Amber Narthey (RMT), Mayor Nina Bifolchi (Wasaga Beach).  Fiona Ryner (President, Wasaga Beach Age-Friendly Committee) 

 

Advanced Foot and Orthotic Clinic (Midland)

Pictured: County of Simcoe: Christy Tosh (County of Simcoe Age-Friendly Project Lead), Advanced Foot and Orthotic Clinic: Erin Fairbanks (Chiropodist, Owner & Operator), Christina Strong, (Public Awareness Coordinator, Independent Living Services of Simcoe County)