Oakville hosts health information fair for seniors

Free event helps seniors and caregivers navigate the health care system

Oakville hosts health information fair for seniors
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Gisele Shaw

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Gisele Shaw is the Manager of Corporate Communication for the town of Oakville since 2002. Prior to working for the town she worked for Halton Region as a communications specialist. She is a graduate of Humber College.

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The Town of Oakville’s Seniors Working Action Group will host an exciting information fair on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sir John Colborne Recreation Centre for Seniors. Navigating the Health Care System will feature more than 25 exhibitors and experts on support programs and services for older adults.

“The fair is intended to provide one-stop shopping, where attendees can walk around, pick up brochures and speak directly with representatives from various agencies,” said Nancy Beddoe, manager of Seniors Services for the Town of Oakville. “Whether you’re looking for information for your parents or yourself, you’ll find it here.”

Attendees will learn about home support programs, transportation services, ways to enhance senior health, safety and well-being and more!

Highlights include:

  • ·         Representatives from the new Oakville Hospital, including a video and images of the state-of-the-art facility.
  • ·         A pharmacist to answer medication related questions.
  • ·         Expert guidance on navigating health-related websites.

Admission to the fair is free and the first 200 attendees will receive a free reusable bag from Whole Foods Market! Refreshments are available for purchase. Everyone is welcome.

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