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Older Adults Learn To Get Active, Fit and Healthy in Mississauga At Two Fall Fairs

Sep 15, 2011

The City of Mississauga invites older adults, their families, and caregivers to come to an active living fair where they will meet exhibitors who will provide information about community resources and services that will help them live full, active and healthy lives. Active living fairs will take place at two convenient Mississauga north and south locations. Admission is free!

North Location:

Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
River Grove Community Centre
5800 River Grove Road
(West of Britannia and Creditview Roads)

South Location:

Tuesday, October, 11, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Clarkson Community Centre
2475 Truscott Drive
(Southdown Road and Truscott Drive)


What:

Businesses and agencies will provide information about the services they provide which benefit older adults living in the Mississauga community. Exhibitors and activities include:

- City fitness programs and services;
- Mississauga Senior Centre and Square One Adult Centre;
- Arthritis Society;
- Diabetes Association;
- Canadian Red Cross - Meals on Wheels;
- Canadian Hearing Society;
- Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network;
- At home and residential care providers;
- Social, physical and mental health services;
- Presentations by the Ontario Senior Secretariat, Ministry of Revenue, Active Aging, Healthy Eating; and,
- Come ready to participate in ping pong, line dancing, indoor curling, fitness,Tai Chi and carpet bowling.

Why:

In less than 20 years, 38 per cent of Mississauga’s population will be 55 years or older. Through its new Strategic Plan and Older Adult Plan, the City of Mississauga is committed to increasing awareness about the services, facilities and programs available to older adults so that they may remain healthy, active and engaged in their community.

For more Information:

For details about the Mississauga north location, contact Jayne Culbert, City of Mississauga Older Adult Co-ordinator at 905-615-3200, ext. 3718 or at jayne.culbert@mississauga.ca. Contact Julie Mitchell, Clarkson & Port Credit facility manager for information about the south location at 905-615-4840, ext. 2122 or julie.mitchell@mississauga.ca.

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 "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.






Media Contact:
Dolores Bartl-Hofmann
Senior Communications Advisor, Community Services
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5051
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   dolores.bartlhofmann@mississauga.ca


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