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Age-Friendly Community Highlights and Events

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North Simcoe Age Friendly Council (AFC) Community Event  - October 14, 2021​

The municipality of the Town of Midland Senior’s Council and the North Simcoe Ontario Health Team are inviting you to attend a North Simcoe Age Friendly Council (AFC) community event on Thursday, October 14th at 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will be hosted on zoom and will showcase a presentation by Lisa Brancaccio, the AFC Outreach Program Knowledge Broker for The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health (CSAH) at Providence Care in Kingston, Ontario.  This will be followed by a presentation on what is working now as communities activate age-friendly strategies, including the story of Age Friendly Niagara Network with guest Dominic Ventresca.  To register for this event, please RSVP to Cher Cunningham CCunningham@Midland.ca by October 12 or register for this event through Eventbrite so that you will easily receive the Zoom link and materials. Eventbrite link:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/age-friendly-north-simcoe-event-tickets-170289441303​

211 - How to Access​​​​ Help During COVID-19 ​​​​

(click on the link to access the 211 website)

211 Ontario can help you find support ​during COVID-19.   211 Ontario is your primary source of information on government and community-based social services.  

Programs and services to help you through this pandemic: 

  • ​Do you fe​el over​​whelmed or anxious about COVID-19? Do you want information on mental health services to manage those feelings?
  • Are you experiencing financial pressure because of self-isolation measures?
  • Do you have questions about applying for Employment Insurance?
  • Do you need help getting groceries or running errands while you are at home sick or self-isolating?​

Simcoe Community Transportation Portal - www.ctlink.ca​ 

A partnership of trusted transportation providers, helping Simcoe County's vulnerable get the transportation they need and helping seniors and people with disabilities get transportation to COVID-19 vaccines and other non-urgent medical appointments.​​​

211 - Grocery and Pharmaceutical De​​​​livery Options

Grocery and pharmaceutical delivery options call 211​​

OCSA Essential Delivery Services for isolated, low-income seniors​ - Ontario Community Support Association - https://www.ontariocommunitysupport.ca/

​Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, St. Mary's Conference (Victoria Harbour) Food Bank 

Remaining open to serve registered clients and Tay Township residents in need. 

Heightened precautions in place - Restricted access to one person at a time with precautions & physical distancing practices.   ​We offer delivery service to your door for those in isolation or seniors staying at home. We will do errands for our anyone in need or if someone just needs to connect or talk.  

Hours of Operation:  Wednesday and Friday morning 10 - 11:30 a.m. 
​Call us if you need help - Food Bank:   705-956-0022
Councillor Mary Warnock:   705-534-3933​

""​Hon. Merrilee Fullerton, Ministry of Long-Term Care with Jane Sinclair, Chair AdvantAge Ontario Board of Directors and General Manager, County of Simcoe Health and Emergency Services. 

Over 100 attendees from the business community, public and non-profit sectors, and academia joined the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) for a conference entitled "Ontario’s Aging Population" to mark National Seniors Day.   Jane Sinclair was asked to Moderate as Chair of Advantage Ontario and spoke to some of the County of Simcoe's key accomplishments and innovations; for example, Seniors Campus (Georgian Village); the County of Simcoe's Age- Friendly work on developing a Positive Aging Strategy; as well as the new Age-Friendly Business Recognition Program.

Tay Township Gingerbread House Decorating.  FREE! December 14th - 2-4pm. To arrange free transportation, contact: Funded by:  Alison Gray by December 12th - 705-534-7248 extension 240  agray@tay.ca

Finding Your Way Ontario  Finding Your Way Press Conference was held on September 20, 2019, Barrie ~ The Alzheimer Society of Ontario's Finding Your Way® is a province-wide program that helps individuals living with dementia, their families and care partners, and communities to recognize the risk of going missing, be prepared for incidents of wandering or going missing, and ensure that people with dementia can live safely in the community.

Georgian College Spa and Esthetics Clinic - Our state-of-the-art facility offers esthetics treatments by our students at reduced rates to the community.  July-August Treatments now available, click on the links below:

The Indigenous Independent Living Care Program provides culturally sensitive
homemaking and assisted living care services to older adults (55+) who selfidentify
as First Nation, Métis or Inuit. Some of the services include Homemaking Services such as light housekeeping, laundry, sweeping/mopping and dusting around the residence. Assisted Living Services include light housekeeping, personal hygiene care, medication support and meal preparation. Low Acuity Services include personal hygiene care and support. Serving the areas of Midland, Wasaga Beach and Collingwood.  Click here for the Indigenous Independent Living Care Program Referral Form for Print

Third Age Barrie - Life Long Learning Association - Learning is ageless…and so are you!!! Whether you are 50 or 95, we hope that learning for the sake of learning inspires you! Research has shown that people who continue to learn new things well into their retirement are healthier and happier than those who don’t. That’s the philosophy behind Third Age Barrie, known by most of us as TAB. We are a group of retirees just like you who are excited about life, learning and the opportunity to be vibrant contributors to society!

Third Age Learning for 50+ in Orillia -  Over 50? Looking for interesting and creative education opportunities to stimulate your mind – without the quizzes, grades and prerequisites?  The Department of Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning at Lakehead University Orillia is pleased to introduce Third Age Learning at Lakehead (TAL). Designed to provide creative and thought-provoking educational opportunities to adult learners in Orillia and surrounding area.

Simcoe County Museum - Seniors' Social - First Wednesday of every month (excluding January) - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Seniors' Social is a monthly Museum event running the first Wednesday of every month (excluding January) and organized by the Friends of the Simcoe County Museum. From 2-3:30pm enjoy a different themed program each month, light refreshments and time to socialize with fellow visitors.  Admission is $6 per person. Groups of 5 or more are asked to register in advance. Check our Events Calendar entries for theme details each month - updates will be done once themes and guest speakers are confirmed.​  Advisory: Seniors' Social at The Simcoe County Museum

L.E.A.D.S Program ~ Mondays at the Ramara Centre ~ 9:30am to 11:30am - a series of events (speakers and topics) related to our aging population - held at The Ramara Centre for seniors in the Township.  Register by calling (705) 325-3091

Simcoe County Museum - Friends of the Simcoe County Museum Tea and Talk Social -  First Wednesday of each month -  2:00 pm to 3:30 pm - beginning Wednesday, October 3rd.  The cost is $6 per person per visit.  Contact the Simcoe County Museum​for more information at (705) 728-3721.

Rendezvous Bistro at the Village Pub - Georgian Village in Penetanguishene