Placentia Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC) is aiming to bring youth, seniors and their families together with its fifth annual Placentia Bay Age Friendly Fair and Exhibition.
Pamela Constantine, President of PACC, has stated that the main role of the Age Friendly Fair is to find ways and means of responding to people’s needs and promoting healthy aging for them and their families. It will build bridges and partnerships and match the needs of people with products and services available in the Avalon Region market place.
The Avalon Region, like all communities in Canada, is experiencing an aging population. As this segment of our community increases, it is very important that the Placentia Area Chamber of Commerce with its community-based partners support all citizens. The whole Avalon benefits from everyone having an opportunity to participate, making each community a better place for everyone.
For residents of all ages, whether in central or remote communities, the Fair will identify challenges, opportunities, and solutions for seniors, youth, and their families as they age. There will be presentations by a range of businesses and different health organizations who will also be displaying their goods and products relevant to all ages. The first 150 guests will receive a free bag stuffed with lots of goodies.
In addition, the Fair will include a Home and Garden section, Fine Arts and Crafts section, Talent Show, a Traditional Kitchen Cuisine, Seniors Recognition Award, and a session on “Why is it never too late to become an entrepreneur – you’re never too old for an Internship or a New Venture”. Good health, Good business!
Alongside these events, the PACC will provide opportunities for individuals to exchange ideas and knowledge, as well as sharing information on fitness, medical, health, wellness, recreation, and much more. It supports the Provincial Healthy Aging Policy Framework, built on the principles of dignity, self-fulfilment, social inclusion, independence, safety and security, and fairness.
As far as we are aware, this event is the only one of its kind in the province. The Age Friendly Fair is multi-generational, focusing on both the seniors and youth of their communities, recognizing the value of all age groups and how they can assist each other! “We hope by actively bringing people together, it will motivate new ideas that make our communities a better place for all”. The Age Friendly Fair and Exhibition will continue to play an important role in ensuring the existence of an age-friendly community.
For further information regarding the Fair & Exhibition and how you can get involved, call the Placentia Chamber office at 709 227 0003 and ask to speak to our Executive Director, Gene Collins or Project Coordinator, Winnie Barry.