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Older Adult Expo Kicks off Seniors' Month

May 16, 2016

On June 1, approximately 3,000 older adults are expected to attend the annual Mississauga Older Adult Expo. This free, full-day event features educational sessions, a local seniors’ talent show and exhibitor booths. The City of Mississauga, in partnership with the Older Adult Advisory Panel (OAAP) and the Community Centre Older Adult Committee (CCOAC) are hosting the Expo to kick off Seniors' Month (June 2016). 
 

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What: 
Mississauga Older Adult Expo 
 
Who:
Mayor Bonnie Crombie
Members of City Council
 
Date/Time:  
Wednesday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
Where:
Mississauga SportZone (formally the Hershey SportZone)
5600 Rose Cherry Place
Mississauga, ON
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Cost:
Free for Older Adults (55+)
 
This event initially began as the Seniors’ Got Talent Show with an attendance of 150 people. Today, the event has thousands of older adult attendees. The Expo provides older adults with the opportunity to connect with others in their community and learn about available programs and services to help them live safe, healthy and active lives.

Background:
About Seniors' Month
In June each year, the province celebrates and recognizes the contributions seniors make to our communities. June 2016 marks the 32nd anniversary of Seniors’ Month in Ontario. This year’s theme is Seniors’ Making a Difference.

About Older Adults in Mississauga
The City is committed to being an age-friendly community where older adults serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and active members within the community. The City works with older adult organizations and different levels of government to provide accessible and inclusive programs that allow older adults to live safe, healthy and active lives. For more information about older adults programs and services, visit: mississauga.ca/olderadults.

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Media Contact:                                                        
Karen Flores
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga                                                  
905-615-3200, ext. 5053                                                
Karen.Flores@mississauga.ca        
TTY: 905-896-5151
 






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