26 Beech Avenue, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3A2
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About

Welcome to the official website for The Bowmanville Older Adult Association, formerly known as the the Clarington Older Adult Centre Board. The Bowmanville Older Adult Association is a new, federally incorporated non-profit organization that offers social, active and educational programs to older adults in Clarington.

Mission Statement

Promoting the health and happiness of older adults by enhancing their quality of life in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Vision

Inspire our members to be independent, active, healthy, empowered and socially connected.

Photo by Brian Greenway

Values and Beliefs

Accessible – to create an organization that is inclusive and affordable; we will identify and address potential barriers, and create opportunities for members, potential members, and guests.

Caring – to be known as a friendly and welcoming organization where members, guests and visitors can feel safe, respected and welcome.

Community Focused – to be part of and contribute to the broader community; we aspire to be a cooperative, collaborative and respectful partner.

Fiscally Responsible – to efficiently operate and achieve our goals in a manner that is both financially prudent and accountable to our members and partners.

Member Focused – to ensure that the needs of our members are reflected in what we do today and in our future priorities.

Quality Programs – to be known for excellent programs that meet the diverse needs of our members; our programs will promote social, educational and physical well-being.

 

 

History

In 1989, a committee of older adults and local service club representatives worked with the Municipality to establish an activity centre for the older adults of Clarington. In 1992, Council established an advisory committee, which became the Clarington Older Adult Centre Committee.

In September 1994, this committee offered a program on Tuesdays at the Lions’ Centre on Beech Avenue for older adult members. Then a variety of programs were offered and many fundraising events and special events were held on significant dates. This “pilot project” continued for four years. The success proved the necessity for a facility and effective January 2nd, 1998, the Municipality agreed to purchase the Lions Club property. The Tuesday programs continued at the Memorial Park Clubhouse during the renovations.

The official opening, open house and dinner/dance celebration was held on Saturday September 19, 1998. The Clarington Older Adult Association continued to grow with increased membership and programs, which is a credit to everyone who has worked so long and hard to achieve the dream of a centre for the steadily increasing older adult population in Clarington.

After much consideration, the Municipality of Clarington made the decision to change the structure of older adult programming in the fall of 2015. On January 4th 2016, the Clarington Beech Centre opened under new management as the BOAA; offering the same excellent programs and services.

 

 

 


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In these extraordinary times, we are committed to continuing to provide exceptional older adult programming, services and events to our members safely. We are an organization that’s always done things a little differently… although it might not be what was always done, we are thrilled to announce
our reopening plan for our gradual re-opening starting in the Fall of 2020. Our organization is implementing important new measures to safeguard our members, staff and volunteers in order to make participating at the BOAA enjoyable.

REOPENING THE FACILITY
Like many businesses and organizations, we’ve had to work incredibly fast with extreme flexibility to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 and to reflect ongoing government mandates. In response, on Monday September 14 th we will be safely reopening the doors to the BOAA with LIMITED ACCESS
available for members and guests. Pre-registration for indoor and outdoor programs and events is required.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO ENTRY:
1. Stay home if you are sick
2. A signed admission checklist that includes a temperature check will be required
3. Masks are required at all times within the building
4. All participants must remain six feet apart when possible
5. Please wash your hands frequently
6. Maximum 50 persons inside the building (we will be starting with much less)
7. Please use hand sanitizer frequently
8. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth
ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES:
1. Updated Office Hours – Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
2. Our team will be following social distancing protocols and our floors will have distancing guidelines
3. Our team will still be smiling (as always) but they’ll be wearing masks
4. We are encouraging the use of tap & chip debit or credit cards at this time
5. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building

We will continue to monitor the situation, doing our best to make the right decisions for our members, our team and our community. What is important for all to remember is that this will only be possible if we are COVID FREE and able to meet all Federal, Provincial, Regional & Municipal guidelines. Updates should always be expected and all planning is tentative.

We are honoured to be a part of your lives and look forward to our gradual reopening. Please follow us on our Facebook page to stay informed:  https://facebook.com/BowmanvilleOA 

If you require immediate assistance, please contact our emergency line 905-242-5585 or execdirector@bowmanvilleolderadults.com

Stay Informed & Stay Safe.🙏🙏

– Team BOAA

📞 905-697-2856