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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✴️✴️Here at the BOAA we continuously communicate that your safety is our top priority… and we mean it.✴️✴️

As COVID-19 continues to affect our lives, we all must do our part. We care about your health and wellbeing, which is why the BOAA Board of Directors have made the decision to temporarily close the doors of the Bowmanville Older Adult Association, in addition to the Catch the Ace Draw officially on hold with no ticket sales available at this time.

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

If you require immediate assistance, please contact Angie Darlison at 905-242-5585 or execdirector@bowmanvilleolderadults.com

Stay Informed & Stay Safe.🙏🙏

– BOAA Board of Directors & Staff