Seniors Information and Active Living Fair RecapThe Seniors Information and Active Living Fairs are designed to increase awareness about programs and services available to seniors within their communities, as well as provide knowledge on healthy aging and active living. Read all about the recent fair below and be sure to check out the range of useful resources at the next event!
On Thursday, March 21st and Friday, March 22nd, Comfort Life was pleased to attend the Seniors Information and Active Living Fair at Square One in Mississauga, Ont.
Coordinated by the Square One Older Adult Centre, Peel Senior Link, and the City of Mississauga, the three-hour fairs each day provided an opportunity for seniors to come out and meet with local support and assistance services available in their community.
The free event saw more than thirty-three different exhibitors and featured presentations, clinics and live entertainment, as well as door prizes and refreshments for everyone in attendance.
Comfort Life was especially excited to chat with members of the community on topics ranging on everything from maintaining an active lifestyle to retirement home costs. We also spoke with attendees about different types of retirement communities and services available to seniors and their families – whether they had already started to think about retirement or still weren’t quite ready to make the transition.
“I’m too young to retire!” Replied one woman who told us about her involvement in area senior programs and how, in her seventies, she continues to figure skate with a local group every week. “I still have the ability so why not? I’m going to keep going as long as I can.”
Other seniors were also delighted to talk about how they keep active with their friends, in their communities, and even on their own.
One gentleman who had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1995 shared with us his secret to keeping physically active: “Just do it! Have to, I don’t have a choice, I swim ten laps every other day and keep moving. It’s what’s kept me from having to use a cane and sitting at home.”
Another couple was interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Ontario, while others were looking into the costs of retirement and what steps they needed to take at their stage to proceed.
Regardless of which stage of retirement many of the visitors were at in their lives, Comfort Life was delighted to be in attendance to speak with them and join such a wide range of supportive community organizations and companies devoted to helping seniors live better.
Special thanks to the Square One Older Adult Centre for making the event so lively, fun and enjoyable! We look forward to seeing everyone at the next one!
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