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New "Older Adults In The Know" Website Launches Easy Access To Programs, Information & Services

Oct 01, 2010

"Older Adults In The Know" -- the City of Mississauga's new website -- will provide older adults, their family and caregivers with links to the resources, information and services that will help them remain active and engaged in the community.

"The City of Mississauga's Older Adult Plan, approved by Council in 2008, recommends improving access to community resources that are essential to personal health, community and neighbourhood development, and to the overall quality of life of our older adult residents," said Recreation and Parks Director John Lohuis. "Today's launch of this new website builds on the City's strategic goal of ensuring older adults thrive in our community. It supports their individual needs, and encourages active living and lifelong learning so that our older adult community can continue to enjoy living healthy and engaged lives in Mississauga."

Lohuis explained that the website links to government offices, agencies, service providers and resources available in Mississauga and in the surrounding region which are categorized in the following service areas: active aging, health, transportation, support and safety, housing and government.

Statistics in the City's Older Adult Plan identified that Mississauga's older adult population (55 years and older) will increase from 20 to 38 per cent in the next 20 years.

"Mississauga's older adult population is growing, and this segment of our community is becoming more involved and active," added Mississauga Older Adult Co-ordinator Jayne Culbert. "We anticipate that our older residents' needs and expectations for more convenient ways to find community resources will also increase, including the ability to access them via the Internet."

For more information about the City of Mississauga's Older Adult Plan and the "Older Adults In The Know" website, contact Jayne Culbert at 905-615-3200 Ext. 3718 or jayne.culbert@mississauga.ca. Link to "Older Adults In The Know" at www.mississauga.ca/olderadults

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens' quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which are reflected in its motto: "Leading Today for Tomorrow."






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Dolores Bartl-Hofmann
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