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Dundas Community Services ‘looking forward’ to Elder’s Fair

For the first time in two years, Dundas Community Services will host its annual Seniors Fair on June 7, live and in person.

June is Seniors Month, the perfect time to showcase the many supports and services available to seniors in the community, including programs offered by Dundas Community Services (DCS).

The theme for this year’s Elder’s Fair is “Looking Ahead” and the event will take place on Tuesday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W. at downtown Dundas. Free entry.

“The past two years have been extremely difficult for many seniors in our community,” said Elske De Visch Eybergen, community support worker at DCS. “The pandemic has isolated seniors from their own community and we are thrilled to bring this free event to local seniors.”

She said there will be 30 exhibitors and guest speakers, and the first 150 guests will receive a bag with information, coupons and gifts. There are two gold-level event sponsors: John Merrill (Century 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., brokerage) and Dundas Pharmasave (Sam Patel, owner and pharmacist), as well as several silver and bronze sponsors.

Among the speakers, Bob Morrow, resident of Dundas, will talk about his travel adventures; Val Ramsey, who will present his retro clothes; local garden writer and Hamilton Spectator contributor Rob Howard; and Karen Cumming, author of “Indispensable Survival Guide to Ontario’s Long-Term Care System,” who will share her wisdom and answer questions about Ontario’s long-term care system.

Melanie Barlow, new Executive Director of Dundas Community Services, is thrilled to be part of the return of the Seniors Lounge.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to connect as a community like this,” Barlow said. “As the theme of our event indicates, we look forward to it.”