BPL Seniors' Fair

BPL Seniors' Fair: June 11, 2022

June is Seniors' Month in Ontario! The 2022 theme is Stay Active, Connected, and Safe. Join us at Painswick and online for interesting and informative interviews and programs on a variety of topics. Discover featured speakers, connect with local resources, and celebrate your health and wellness.

Featured Events


Monday, June 6, 10:00am DIY & Maker: Upcycled Tin Garden Ornament
Saturday June 11 10:00am-2:00pm BPL Seniors' Fair at Painswick Branch:
Saturday, June 11 10:30am-11:00am Senior Nutrition with Comfort Keepers Barrie
Saturday, June 11 11:00am-12:00pm Preventing Senior Digital Abuse with Lindsay Gray
Saturday, June 11 12:00pm-12:30pm Downsizing with Tanya Shields of Lifestyle Moves
Saturday, June 11 1:00pm-1:30pm Summer Footcare Tips with Professional Footcare
Saturday, June 11 1:30pm-2:00pm Home Modification with AGTA Home Health Care Simcoe
Thursday, June 30, 2:30pm Live on Zoom - Staying Cyber Safe *

 *Registered program: visit the links below or call 705-728-1010 to register.

Information Barrie

Information Barrie is a community information and referral service of the Barrie Public Library, bringing people and services together. Search the Community Information Database to find services available in Barrie and surrounding area. The database has close to 3000 entries covering a wide range of topics, and includes information about government offices, health services, clubs and special interest organizations, volunteer opportunities and more.

Barrie Senior Services Network

The Barrie Senior Services Network is a networking group representing health and social services organizations who support seniors in the Barrie area. Visit the Online Directory for a wide range of options for consideration.

Online Content from Seniors' Fair 2021

BPL Seniors' Fair 2022 is fast approaching, but in the meantime, check out all the fantastic online content we have on our Program Portal from last year's Seniors' Fair!

Home Safety and Fall Prevention
Join Sara from Holly Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation to learn about fall prevention and home safety. 
How to Manage Your Medication  
Join Santhosh from New Life Family Pharmacy to learn how to manage your medication, how to evaluate vitamins, and learn about medical cannabis.  
Sue Kelly: Still Sexy After Sixty
Join Sue Kelly as she talks about her book Still Sexy After Sixty: 7 Secrets to Finding Life's Sweet Spot.  
Hearing Care
Join Ross to learn about the Hearing Care Counselling Program of the Canadian Hearing Services. Learn about services, tools, and technology available to those experiencing hearing loss.  
Preventing Elder Abuse
Join Paulina Luening, Chair of the Prevention of Senior Abuse Network Simcoe County to learn how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.  
Footcare for Seniors
Discover how to keep your feet happy and healthy. Learn how to take care of your feet in the heat, including summer footwear considerations. Learn how to avoid common summer foot concerns like plantar fasciitis, athletes foot, and cracked heels.
Staying Independent In Your Home Meet John Tom from Superior Home Health Care and let him show you equipment that will ensure your safety and independence in your own home. 
Real Estate Join Susan Barnes from Exit Lifestyle Realty, Brokerage to learn what you should be considering as you near retirement.  
Family Caregiver Resources
Join Nikki Sage from Home Instead to learn about aging at home. 
Discovering Information Barrie
Join Sylvia from Information Barrie to learn about resources that are available throughout Barrie. Discover the Information Barrie database, and tips and tricks to find the information you need.  
Heroes and Heroines: a Journey into Victorian Barrie's Past Barrie's Town Crier Steve Travers tells us about the dashes - the events between the birth and the death dates - of some of the Victorian characters who made Barrie what it is today. 
Writing and Meditation with Ministry with Maturing Adults Join Catherine Ecker as she discusses services that may be of interest through Ministry with Maturing Adults, including a wellness meditation program and the benefits of writing.  
Retirement Living in Ontario Join Phillip Aubin to learn about retirement living in Ontario. Discover what retirement living entails and questions you should consider when researching your options.  
Senior Advocacy with C.A.R.P.
Learn how C.A.R.P. works closely with all levels of government and collaborates with other organizations to advocate on health and financial issues.